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Saint Joseph’s vs Loyola-Chicago Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 3/7/23

Loyola-Chicago Ramblers (10-20) vs. Saint Joseph's Hawks (14-16)
March 7, 2023 2:00 pm EDT
The Line: Saint Joseph's Hawks -3.5 / Loyola-Chicago Ramblers +3.5 ; Over/Under: 144.5
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The Loyola Ramblers and the Saint Joseph’s Hawks meet Tuesday in Atlantic 10 Tournament college basketball action from Barclays Center. Loyola is sitting at 10-20 overall. The Ramblers beat La Salle on Saturday. As for Saint Joseph’s, they’re currently 14-16 on the season after a win over Richmond back on Wednesday. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.

Loyola Ramblers 

Loyola hit an 8-14 stretch over their first 22 outings this year. The Ramblers closed out the year on a 2-6 run, falling to Saint Joseph’s, Richmond, Dayton, Fordham, Saint Louis and Rhode Island with wins otherwise versus UMass and La Salle. 

Back on Saturday versus La Salle, the Ramblers went into the break with a 38-29 edge. Loyola hit another 38 points from there and won it 76-73. Tops in scoring was Sheldon Edwards on 25 points and Philip Alston added 19 points with five rebounds. 

Saint Joseph’s Hawks 

Over on the Saint Joseph’s side, they were 11-11 over their first 22 games of the season. The Hawks are 3-5 in their last eight with losses to La Salle, Duquesne, VCU, Davidson and St. Bonaventure. The wins otherwise came over George Washington, Loyola and Richmond. 

Back on Wednesday versus Richmond, the Hawks took a 35-28 advantage into the second half. Saint Joseph’s finished off on a 48-39 run and bagged the win 83-67. Erik Reynolds was the top team scorer on 33 points and five rebounds. 


I’ll probably stay with Saint Joseph’s. You could make a case either way here, though. The Hawks haven’t played since Wednesday versus Richmond, but that was a pretty strong effort for a victory and halted a four-game losing streak. These teams have met twice before this season with the Hawks taking wins both times. One was an 86-55 result at Hagan Arena on January 14; the other was an 83-71 win on February 8 at Gentile Arena. Loyola is coming off a good effort versus La Salle, halting their own four-game losing streak. I like this one to be pretty competitive most of the way, with the Hawks powering out the eventual cover. 

Andrew's Free Pick: Saint Joseph's Hawks -3.5

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