Loyola Chicago vs Rhode Island Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Wednesday, March 1, 2023

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The Loyola Chicago Ramblers (9-19, 3-13 A-10) bring a three-game losing streak into a home contest versus the Rhode Island Rams (8-20, 4-12 A-10), who have dropped seven straight. It begins at 9:00 PM ET (on CBS Sports Network) on Wednesday, March 1, 2023.

The Ramblers match up with the Rams in a game that Loyola Chicago is currently a favorite by 4.5 points. The over/under for the game is 134.

Loyola Chicago vs. Rhode Island Odds

Point Spread for Loyola Chicago vs. Rhode Island

The spread for this matchup is set at 4.5 points, with oddsmakers listing Loyola Chicago as the favorite.

Loyola Chicago vs. Rhode Island Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Loyola Chicago has -195 odds to pick up the win, while Rhode Island is listed at +163 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 134 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Wednesday, March 1, 2023
  • Game Time: 9:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: CBS Sports Network
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Arena: Joseph J. Gentile Center

Loyola Chicago vs. Rhode Island Betting Trends

Loyola Chicago is 8-20-0 against the spread this year. The Ramblers have won in four of the 10 contests they have been named as odds-on favorites in this year. Loyola Chicago’s games this year have eclipsed the over/under 53.6% of the time (15 out of 28 games with a set point total).

Rhode Island is 11-17-0 against the spread this year. The Rams have gone 2-15 in games they were the underdog on the moneyline (winning 11.8% of those games). Rhode Island’s games this year have hit the over 17 times in 28 opportunities (60.7%).

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Loyola Chicago vs. Rhode Island Key Players to Watch

Loyola Chicago

Philip Alston averages 14.6 points and 5.4 rebounds per game — both team highs. He is also putting up 1 assists, shooting 47.3% from the floor. Braden Norris leads his squad in assists per contest (3.9), and also puts up 10.8 points and 2.5 rebounds. Defensively, he delivers 1 steal and 0 blocked shots. Ben Schwieger posts 9.6 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game, shooting 45.2% from the floor and 34.3% from beyond the arc with 1.3 made 3-pointers per game. Tom Welch posts 7 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.5 assists per contest, shooting 66.7% from the floor.

Rhode Island

Ishmael Leggett paces the Rams in scoring (16.6 points per game), and averages 5.9 rebounds and 2.3 assists. He also delivers 1.3 steals and 0.3 blocked shots. Malik Martin is No. 1 on the Rams in rebounding (6.4 per game), and posts 8.1 points and 1.2 assists. He also posts 1.1 steals and 0.8 blocked shots. Brayon Freeman is the Rams’ top assist man (2.8 per game), and he puts up 14.3 points and 3 rebounds. Jalen Carey is averaging 10 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.8 assists per contest, making 40.3% of his shots from the field.

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What you need to know about the Loyola Chicago Ramblers

Loyola Chicago and its A-10 opponents have combined to go over the point total nine out of 16 times this season. With 66.8 points per game on offense, the Ramblers rank 305th in college basketball. At the other end, they surrender 72.3 points per contest, which ranks 245th in college basketball. Loyola Chicago has found it difficult to rack up rebounds this season, ranking 14th-worst in college basketball with 28 rebounds per game. It ranks 100th by allowing 29.8 rebounds per contest.

In home games, the Ramblers are scoring 5.8 more points per game (70.6) than they are on the road (64.8). Loyola Chicago ranks 206th in the country with 7.2 treys per game this year. Meanwhile, it ranks 219th with a 33.6% shooting percentage from beyond the arc. With 7 three-pointers conceded per game, the Ramblers rank 153rd in the country. They are giving up a 33.9% shooting percentage from beyond the arc, which ranks 181st in college basketball.

The Ramblers are 5-5 against the spread and 3-7 overall over their past 10 games. In its past 10 games, Loyola Chicago has hit the over five times. Loyola Chicago’s offense has been less effective over its last 10 games, scoring 66.1 points a contest compared to the 66.8 it has averaged this season. Loyola Chicago has been tougher on the defensive side of the ball lately, giving up 70.9 points per game over its past 10 contests compared to the 72.3 points per game its opponents average in the 2022-23 season.

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What you need to know about the Rhode Island Rams

In Rhode Island’s 16 chances this season in A-10 action, the combined scoring has gone over the point total 10 times. The Rams are 316th in college basketball in points scored (66.3 per game) and 196th in points allowed (70.4). On the glass, Rhode Island is 117th in the nation in rebounds (32.8 per game). It is 297th in rebounds allowed (33 per game).

In 2022-23 the Rams are scoring 5.9 more points per game at home (69.1) than on the road (63.2). Rhode Island is the 18th-worst squad in college basketball in 3-pointers made (5.4 per game) and 24th-worst in 3-point percentage (30.6%). The Rams give up 6.6 3-pointers per game and concede 32.3% from beyond the arc, ranking 99th and 95th, respectively, in college basketball.

The Rams have a 4-6 record against the spread while finishing 2-8 overall in their past 10 contests. Rhode Island has hit the over in seven of its last 10 outings. While Rhode Island is scoring 66.3 points per game in 2022-23, it has fallen short of that in its previous 10 games, producing 65.7 points per contest. While the Rams are allowing 70.4 points per game in 2022-23, they have been worse in their last 10 games, allowing 72.1 points per contest.

Loyola Chicago vs. Rhode Island Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this game is Loyola Chicago, and we project that Rhode Island will cover the spread (Loyola Chicago -4.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 134 points.

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Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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