Valparaiso at Loyola-Chicago: 2/17/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

Valparaiso at Loyola-Chicago: 2/17/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by Mary Langenfeld-USA TODAY Sports

Loyola-Chicago Ramblers (18-4) vs Valparaiso College (8-14)

Game Info: Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Joseph J. Gentile Center)

Betting Odds: Loyola-Chicago Ramblers -20 -- Over/Under: 126.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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Valparaiso College and the Loyola Chicago Ramblers face off on Wednesday in a college basketball showdown at Gentile Arena. 

Valparaiso College comes into this game with an 8-14 record overall and they have won two of their last three games. In the last game against Northern Iowa, Valparaiso’s offense could only manage 60 points and that led to a 14 points loss.Valparaiso on the season is averaging 64.8 points while their defense is giving up 70.9 points per game. Valparaiso is currently shooting 41.3 percent from the field and 29.8 percent from behind the three point line. Valparaiso has been led by Ben Krikke and he is currently averaging 12.4 points while shooting 53.8 percent from the field and 31.8 percent from behind the three point line. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Chicago Loyola Ramblers who come into this game with an 18-4 record overall and they have won nine of their last ten games. The one loss came in their last game against Drake, a game they lost by a point in overtime.  This is a Ramblers team that is talented, but they need to get the last loss out of their head. Loyola Chicago on the season is averaging 72,1 points per game while their defense is giving up 56.4 points per game. Cameron Krutwig has been the star for this team averaging 15 points while shooting 58.4 percent from the field. This has been a balanced attack with eight different players averaging at least six players. 

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The under is 10-1 in Valparaiso’s last 11 road games. The under is 9-3 in Loyola Chicago’s last 12 games overall. Loyola Chicago is 11-4-1 against the spread in their last 16 games overall. The road team is 13-3-1 against the spread in the last 17 meetings played between the two teams. 

Loyola Chicago is the better team and they should have no issue getting the job done in this game. Look for the Ramblers to lock down on defense and they will have no issue coming away with a cover of the spread. 

 

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Shane’s Pick Loyola Chicago -20

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