Loyola-Chicago vs. UC Davis - 11/5/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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UC Davis Aggies (0-0) at Loyola-Chicago Ramblers (0-0)
College Basketball: Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 8:00 pm (Joseph J. Gentile Center)
The Line: Loyola-Chicago Ramblers -14 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The UC Davis Aggies and Loyola (Chi) Ramblers meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the Joseph J. Gentile Center.
The UC Davis Aggies are coming off an 11-win season and have lost six of their last seven games. Joe Mooney returns after averaging 9.9 points and 2.6 rebounds while Matt Neufeld is back after averaging 7.8 points and three rebounds. Stefan Gonzalez played 22.5 per game last season and Rogers Printup played 18.3 minutes per game. The UC Davis Aggies say goodbye to their top-two scores from last season but do return their core of role players to keep the ship afloat. Either way, UC Davis is a very young team and growing pains will take place this season. The UC Davis Aggies have split their last six road games.
The Loyola (Chi) Ramblers won 20 games last season and watched their season end in the first round of the NIT. Cameron Krutwig returns after averaging 14.8 points and 7.2 rebounds while Lucas Williamson is back after averaging 8.8 points and 1.7 assists. Aher Uguak averaged 25.1 minutes per game last season and Cooper Kaifes shot 48.1 precent from the field. The Ramblers did lose two of their top-three scorers from last season, but there’s more than enough experience to make them a factor yet again in the MVC. The Loyola (Chi) Ramblers should qualify for an end of the season tournament of some sort. The Loyola (Chi) Ramblers have won five of their last six home games.
The Aggies are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 non-conference games, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Tuesday games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The over is 7-1 in Ramblers last 8 home games. The under is 10-3 in Aggies last 13 non-conference games.
The UC Davis Aggies is a very young team and not a club I'm looking to back on the road until they figure it out. The Loyola (Chi) Ramblers aren't the same team that made the deep run in the big dance a couple of years ago, but they're still experienced and have enough returning production to where they're still one of the top teams in their conference. The Ramblers have also built a reputation of beating up on the teams they're supposed to beat, especially at home. I'll eat the chalk with the home team.