Evansville vs. Loyola-Chicago - 2/12/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Loyola-Chicago Ramblers (16-9) at Evansville Aces (9-16)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Ford Center)
The Line: Evansville Aces +7.5 -- Over/Under: 128
The Loyola-Chicago Ramblers and Evansville Purple Aces meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Ford Center.
The Loyola-Chicago Ramblers need a win after splitting their last six games. The Loyola-Chicago Ramblers are averaging 67.7 points on 49.9 percent shooting and allowing 61 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Cameron Krutwig is averaging 15.2 points and 4.3 assists while Tate Hall is averaging 13 points and 3.9 rebounds. Marquise Kennedy is dishing 1.3 assists and Keith Clemons is grabbing 1.3 rebounds. The Loyola-Chicago Ramblers are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 66.8 percent from the free throw line. The Loyola-Chicago Ramblers are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 27.5 rebounds per game. The Loyola-Chicago Ramblers have lost four of their last five road games.
The Evansville Purple Aces look for their first win since December 21. The Evansville Purple Aces are averaging 68.4 points on 42.4 percent shooting and allowing 74.5 points on 46 percent shooting. DeAndre Williams is averaging 16.9 points and 2.9 assists while K.J. Riley is averaging 12.2 points and 3.9 rebounds. Sam Cunliffe is the third double-digit scorer and Artur Labinowicz is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Evansville Purple Aces are shooting 31.4 percent from beyond the arc and 72.5 percent from the free throw line. The Evansville Purple Aces are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.4 rebounds per game. The Evansville Purple Aces have lost six straight home games.
The Ramblers are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games as a road favorite, 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Purple Aces are 5-15-1 ATS in their last 21 home games, 2-8-1 ATS in their last 11 games as an underdog and 2-9-1 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The under is 12-3-1 in Ramblers last 16 overall. The under is 8-2 in Purple Aces last 10 overall.
The Loyola-Chicago Ramblers aren't playing great ball entering this contest and haven't had much success on the road where they're also 2-5-1 ATS. The problem is the Evansville Purple Aces haven't won a game in nearly two months, are losing their last five games by an average of eight points and are 8-15-1 ATS on the season. I want nothing to do with Evansville. So, it's the Ramblers or pass.