Loyola-Chicago vs. Drake - 2/25/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Loyola-Chicago vs. Drake - 2/25/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

Drake Bulldogs (18-11) at Loyola-Chicago Ramblers (19-10)

College Basketball: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Joseph J. Gentile Center)

The Line: Loyola-Chicago Ramblers -7 -- Over/Under: 130.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Drake Bulldogs (18-11, 8-8 CONF) and the Loyola-Chicago Ramblers (19-10, 11-5 CONF) will meet on Tuesday, February 24th for an MVC matchup at the Joseph J. Gentile Center in Chicago, IL. The game will be played at 8:00 PM eastern time. 

Drake is coming off a 57-53 road loss to Illinois State in their last game. That loss snapped a two-game win streak for Drake, which currently sits at 8-8 in conference play. Loyola-Chicago is coming off a 74-62 road loss to Missouri State in their last game. The loss ended a four-game win streak for Loyola-Chicago, which is six games above .500 in conference play. 

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Drake scores 70.3 points per game on 46.1 percent field goal shooting this season. Drake’s leading scorer and rebounder is F Liam Robbins, who scores 14.0 points per game and earns 6.7 rebounds per game this season. Drake allows 68.0 points per game to the opposition, therefore they have a +2.3 scoring differential so far this season. Drake also earns 33.7 rebounds, 15.4 assists, 3.6 blocks, and 5.7 steals per game as a team. 

Loyola-Chicago scores 68.8 points per game on 50.1 percent field goal shooting this season. Loyola-Chicago’s leading scorer and rebounder is C Cameron Krutwig, who scores 15.2 points per game and earns 8.1 rebounds per game. Loyola-Chicago allows 62.3 points per game to the opposition, thus they have a +6.5 point differential so far this season. Loyola-Chicago also earns 29.8 rebounds, 14.5 assists, 1.7 blocks, and 7.8 steals per game as a team. 

Drake is 12-15 against the spread and 3-7 against the spread in their last ten games. Drake is also 3-8 against the spread on the road so far this season. Loyola-Chicago is 13-15 against the spread this season and 4-6 against the spread in their last ten games. Loyola-Chicago is also 9-5 against the spread at home so far this season. 

Loyola-Chicago has not lost a home game in conference play all season long. Drake has lost its last four road games overall, and have not performed well away from home. I will take Loyola-Chicago to catch the cover at home in this one, and I will lay the seven points. 

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Ronald’s Pick Loyola-Chicago -7

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