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Bradley vs. Loyola (CHI) - 2/13/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Loyola (CHI) at Bradley
Date & Time Wednesday February 13, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)
Location
Carver Arena
Peoria, Illinois
The Line
The Line: Bradley +3 -- Over/Under: 124
TV Channel
ESPN+
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NCAA BB | Loyola (CHI) at Bradley
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The Loyola-Chicago Ramblers and Bradley Braves meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Carver Arena.

The Loyola-Chicago Ramblers look for another win after winning nine of their last 12 games. The Loyola-Chicago Ramblers are averaging 66.8 points on 49 percent shooting and allowing 61.3 points on 44 percent shooting. Marques Townes is averaging 15.4 points and 3.6 assists while Cameron Krutwig is averaging 14.4 points and 7.4 rebounds. Clayton Custer is the third double-digit scorer and Lucas Williamson is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. The Loyola-Chicago Ramblers are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 67.1 percent from the free throw line. The Loyola-Chicago Ramblers are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28.4 rebounds per game. The Loyola-Chicago Ramblers have split their last six road games.

The Bradley Braves look for another win after winning five of their last seven games. The Bradley Braves are averaging 67.8 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 67.2 points on 42.1 percent shooting. Darrell Brown is averaging 15.1 points and three assists while Elijah Childs is averaging 11.8 points and 7.9 rebounds. Dwayne Lautier-Ogunleye is dishing 2.2 assists and Koch Bar is grabbing 5.2 rebounds. The Bradley Braves are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 67.9 percent from the free throw line. The Bradley Braves are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.9 rebounds per game. The Bradley Braves have lost four of their last six home games.

The Ramblers are 21-9 ATS in their last 30 vs. Missouri Valley, 36-17-1 ATS in their last 54 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Wednesday games. The Braves are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 home games, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Missouri Valley and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Ramblers are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Bradley and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The over is 4-0 in Braves last 4 overall. The under is 4-1 in Ramblers last 5 road games.

The Bradley Braves are playing well enough recently to where they can win a game like this at home, even though they've struggled in conference play. The Loyola-Chicago Ramblers enter this game shooting nearly 50 percent from the field and winning by an average of nine points in their last five games. Bradley is just 3-9 ATS at home this season and have lost four of their last six home games SU. I considered Bradley and the free bucket, but the Braves are too inconsistent for me and Loyola-Chicago is head and shoulders the best team in this conference. Give me the reasonable chalk.

Pick:
Loyola-Chicago Ramblers -3

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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