Indiana State at Loyola-Chicago 3/6/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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Loyola-Chicago Ramblers (22-4) vs Indiana State Sycamores (14-9)
Game Info: Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 1:05 pm (Enterprise Center)
Betting Odds: Loyola-Chicago Ramblers -10 -- Over/Under: 122.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Indiana State faces Loyola Chicago on Saturday, March 6th at Enterprise Center for an NCAA basketball MVC Tournament matchup.
Indiana State had to take down Evansville in the quarterfinals by the final score of 53-43. Indiana State has now won four of its last five games and will have to take on the #1 seed in the conference in Loyola Chicago here in the semifinals. Indiana State has a 15-9 record and was fourth in the MVC standings. Indiana State was also 13-9-1 against the spread this season as well. Indiana State's leading scorer so far this season has been G Tyreke Key, who has scored 17.4 points per game for the Sycamores. Indiana State as a team has scored 67.8 points per game and has shot the ball at a 43.y% clip from the field. Indiana State has also allowed 66.8 points per game to its opponents as well.
Loyola Chicago had to beat Southern Illinois for the third straight time to punch its ticket to the semifinals here. Loyola Chicago finished its regular season with a two-game set against the Salukis, therefore Loyola Chicago was well prepared after the first two wins. Of course, Loyola Chicago is the top team in the MVC currently, as the Ramblers are ranked #20 in the nation and will be big favorites in this game as well. Loyola Chicago's leading scorer so far this season has been C Cameron Krutwig, who has scored 15.0 points per game for the Ramblers. Loyola Chicago as a team has scored 71.6 points per game and has shot the ball at a 50.4% clip from the field. Loyola Chicago has also allowed 55.7 points per game to its opponents as well, as the defense has been fantastic this season.
The line has not yet been released for this game, so be sure to check back soon for updates regarding the odds. Loyola Chicago should have no issues winning this game, and I expect a double-digit win by the Ramblers.
UPDATE: Loyola Chicago opens as a 10-point favorite and the total is set at 122.5. I will lay the points with Loyola Chicago, as I could see a 12-13-point win here.