Evansville at Loyola-Chicago: 2/23/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

Evansville at Loyola-Chicago: 2/23/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by MACABE BROWN / Courier & Press / USA TODAY NETWORK

Loyola-Chicago Ramblers (21-6) vs Evansville Aces (6-21)

Game Info: Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 8:00 pm (Joseph J. Gentile Center)

Betting Odds: Loyola-Chicago Ramblers -21.5 -- Over/Under: 125.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Evansville Purple Aces and Loyola Chicago Ramblers face off on Wednesday in a college basketball showdown at Gentile Arena. When these two teams faced off on January 18th it was Loyola that won 77-47. 

Lucas Williamson was the top player for Loyola Chicago scoring 15 points. Jawaun Newton has been the top player for Evansville scoring 13 points. 

Evansville comes into this game with a 6-21 record overall and they have gone 12-13 against the spread. In the last game against Valparaiso, Evansville scored 69 points but the defense gave up 74 points and that led to the defeat. Evansville is averaging 59.5 points while their defense is giving up 69.3 points per game. Shamar Givance has been the top player for Evansville averaging 14 points while shooting 41 percent from the field and 28.6 percent from behind the three point line.

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On the other side of this matchup is Loyola Chicago who currently sits with a 21-6 record and they have gone 8-14-4 against the spread. This Ramblers team hasn’t been as dominant as years past, and just two games ago against Drake the defense gave up 83 points, and that led to the defeat. Loyola Chicago is averaging 73.6 points while their defense is giving up 62.6 points per game. Lucas Williamson has been the top player for the Ramblers averaging 13.7 points while shooting 45.8 percent from the field.  This is a great chance for Loyola Chicago to have a strong defensive performance. 

Loyola Chicago is 0-3-1 against the spread in their last four home games against a team with a losing road record. Evansville is 4-1 against the spread in their last five road games. The over is 4-1 in Evansville’s last five games. The over is 4-1 in Loyola Chicago’s last five home games against a team with a losing road record. 

Evansville has done a good job of covering spreads on the road, and it’s going to be the case again in this game. Look for Evansville to find some offensive success against this Ramblers defense, and that will allow them to keep this game close. Back Evansville against the spread.

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Shane’s Pick Evansville +21.5

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