The Loyola-Chicago Ramblers and Harvard Crimson meet Friday in college basketball action at the Lavietes Pavilion. The Loyola-Chicago Ramblers look to get back to a .500 record. The Harvard Crimson look for their fifth victory.
The Loyola-Chicago Ramblers are averaging 64.6 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 73.4 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Philip Alston is averaging 14 points and 0.8 assists, while Ben Schwieger is averaging 7.5 points and 2.5 rebounds. Tom Welch is grabbing 5.8 rebounds and Braden Norris is grabbing 2.2 rebounds. The Loyola-Chicago Ramblers are shooting 26.1 percent from beyond the arc and 68.4 percent from the free throw line. The Loyola-Chicago Ramblers are allowing 30.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.6 rebounds per game.
The Harvard Crimson are averaging 72 points on 49.4 percent shooting and allowing 68.6 points on 40.5 percent shooting. Chris Ledlum is averaging 18.8 points and 6.6 rebounds, while Sam Silverstein is averaging 12 points and 4.4 rebounds. Luka Sakota is dishing 1.6 assists and Chisom Okpara is grabbing 5.6 rebounds. The Harvard Crimson are shooting 30.9 percent from beyond the arc and 63.5 percent from the free throw line. The Harvard Crimson are allowing 30.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.6 rebounds per game.
The Ramblers are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 road games and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Crimson are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 home games and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 Friday games. The under is 7-2 in Ramblers last 9 overall. The under is 4-0 in Crimson last 4 Friday games.
The Loyola-Chicago Ramblers aren't as talented as they've been in past years, and they're going up against a Harvard team that's playing well out the gate. Harvard has several guys who can fill it up offensively and will certainly have the best player on the floor here. Kind of surprising the Crimson are underdogs here. Give me the free bucket.