The Loyola-Chicago Ramblers and Saint Joseph’s Hawks meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Michael J. Hagan '85 Arena. The Loyola-Chicago Ramblers look for their seventh win. The Saint Joseph’s Hawks look for their seventh win.
The Loyola-Chicago Ramblers are averaging 68.4 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 72 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Philip Alston is averaging 14.4 points and 1.2 assists, while Braden Norris is averaging 11.1 points and 2.6 rebounds. Marquise Kennedy is grabbing 3.8 rebounds and Ben Schwieger is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Loyola-Chicago Ramblers are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 69.8 percent from the free throw line. The Loyola-Chicago Ramblers are allowing 32.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.3 rebounds per game.
The Saint Joseph’s Hawks are averaging 70.1 points on 41.4 percent shooting and allowing 73.6 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Erik Reynolds II is averaging 17.4 points and 2.9 rebounds, while Cameron Brown is averaging 14.3 points and 6.3 rebounds. Lynn Greer II is dishing 4.4 assists and Kacper Klaczek is grabbing 5.6 rebounds. The Saint Joseph’s Hawks are shooting 32.9 percent from beyond the arc and 67.9 percent from the free throw line. The Saint Joseph’s Hawks are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.6 rebounds per game.
The Ramblers are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 road games and 9-23-1 ATS in their last 33 games overall. The Hawks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games. The over is 5-0 in Ramblers last 5 overall. The under is 5-2 in Hawks last 7 Saturday games.
These are two losing teams you shouldn't make a habit of backing, but the Loyola-Chicago Ramblers are in far worse shape. Loyola-Chicago gets crushed on the road and is losing its last 5 games by an average of 14.2 points. If the Saint Joseph’s Hawks can't squeeze a win out at home, something is wrong. I'll lay the bucket.