The Loyola Chicago Ramblers (9-19, 3-14 A-10) will attempt to end a three-game losing streak when they host the Rhode Island Rams (8-20, 5-12 A-10) at 9:00 PM ET on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 as 4.5-point favorites. The Rams have lost seven games in a row. The matchup has an over/under of 134 points.
Loyola Chicago vs. Rhode Island Odds
- Loyola Chicago odds to win: -195
- Rhode Island odds to win: +163
- Spread: Loyola Chicago (-4.5)
- Total: 134
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Game Time and Information
- Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2023
- Time: 9:00 PM ET
- TV: CBS Sports Network
- Where: Chicago, Illinois
- Venue: Joseph J. Gentile Center
Who Will Win Loyola Chicago vs. Rhode Island?
Loyola Chicago and Rhode Island Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread
When it has played as at least 4.5-point favorites this season, Loyola Chicago is 2-5 against the spread.
Rhode Island has a 7-5 record against the spread when an underdog by 4.5 points or more this season.
These teams average a combined 133.1 points per game, 0.9 fewer points than the total of 134 set for this matchup.
Loyola Chicago and Rhode Island have seen its opponents average a combined 8.7 more points per game than the over/under of 134 set for this matchup.
The average total for Loyola Chicago’s games this year is 5.0 more points than the total of 134 in this game.
The average point total for the Rams this year is 2.8 points higher than this game’s over/under.
So far this season, the Ramblers have compiled an 8-20-0 record against the spread.
The Rams have an 11-17-0 record against the spread this year.
Loyola Chicago Stats & Insights
Loyola Chicago averages 66.8 points per game (305th in college basketball) while giving up 72.3 per contest (247th in college basketball). It has a -154 scoring differential overall and has been outscored by 5.5 points per game.
Loyola Chicago ranks 345th in the country at 28.0 rebounds per game. That’s 1.8 fewer than the 29.8 its opponents average.
The Ramblers connect on 7.2 three-pointers per game (206th in college basketball) at a 33.6% rate (218th in college basketball), compared to the 7.0 their opponents make while shooting 33.9% from deep.
Loyola Chicago’s 89.5 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 279th in college basketball, and the 96.9 points it allows per 100 possessions rank 319th in college basketball.
Offensively, the Ramblers have played better in home games this season, averaging 70.6 points per game, compared to 64.8 per game in road games.
Rhode Island Stats & Insights
Rhode Island has been outscored by 4.1 points per game (posting 66.3 points per game, 316th in college basketball, while giving up 70.4 per outing, 195th in college basketball) and has a -115 scoring differential.
The 32.8 rebounds per game Rhode Island accumulates rank 116th in the nation. Their opponents record 33.0.
Rhode Island knocks down 5.4 three-pointers per game (341st in college basketball) while shooting 30.6% from beyond the arc (336th in college basketball). It is making 1.2 fewer threes than its opponents, who drain 6.6 per game at 32.3%.
Rhode Island ranks 346th in college basketball with 84.4 points scored per 100 possessions, and 132nd defensively with 89.7 points conceded per 100 possessions.
The Rams score 69.1 points per game at home, and 63.2 on the road.
Loyola Chicago Key Players to Watch
Philip Alston leads the Ramblers in scoring and rebounding, accumulating 14.6 points and 5.4 boards per game.
Braden Norris leads Loyola Chicago in assists, averaging 3.9 per game while also scoring 10.8 points per contest.
Norris makes more threes per game than any other member of the Ramblers, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 2.2 per contest.
The Loyola Chicago steals leader is Marquise Kennedy, who averages 1.2 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Alston, who compiles 1.0 block per contest.
Rhode Island Key Players to Watch
Ishmael Leggett is the top scorer for the Rams with 16.6 points per game. He also adds 5.9 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game to his statistics.
The Rhode Island leaders in rebounding and assists are Malik Martin with 6.4 rebounds per game (he also adds 8.1 points and 1.2 assists per game) and Brayon Freeman with 2.8 assists per game (he also tacks on 14.3 points and 3.0 rebounds per game).
Leggett is the top shooter from distance for the Rams, hitting 1.6 threes per game.
Leggett (1.3 steals per game) is the steal leader for Rhode Island while Martin (0.8 blocks per game) is the block leader.
Loyola Chicago vs. Rhode Island Prediction
- Pick ATS:
Rhode Island (+4.5)
- Pick OU:
Loyola Chicago 69, Rhode Island 68
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