Loyola-Chicago vs Bradley Prediction College Basketball Picks 3/20/24

Bradley (22-11) vs Loyola-Chicago (22-9)

Game Info: Wednesday, March 20, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Carver Arena)

Betting Odds: Bradley -4.5 -- Over/Under: 137 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Loyola-Chicago Ramblers and Bradley Braves meet Wednesday in the college basketball NIT First Round at the Carver Arena. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Loyola-Chicago Ramblers vs Bradley Braves prediction.

Loyola-Chicago Ramblers Betting Preview

The Loyola-Chicago Ramblers recently beat Davidson and La Salle while losing to St. Bonaventure. The Loyola-Chicago Ramblers are averaging 73.4 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 67.1 points on 40.1 percent shooting. Desmond Watson is averaging 12.9 points and 2.6 assists, while Philip Alston is averaging 12.8 points and 4.6 rebounds. Dame Adelekun is dishing 1 assist and Braden Norris is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Loyola-Chicago Ramblers are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 68.4 percent from the free throw line. The Loyola-Chicago Ramblers are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.2 rebounds per game.

Bradley Braves Betting Preview

The Bradley Braves recently lost to Drake and beat UIC. The Bradley Braves are averaging 74.8 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 67.5 points on 41.7 percent shooting. Connor Hickman is averaging 14.5 points and 3.3 rebounds, while Duke Deen is averaging 14.1 points and 3.1 rebounds. Malevy Leons is the third double-digit scorer and Darius Hannah is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The Bradley Braves are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 72.6 percent from the free throw line. The Bradley Braves are allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.7 rebounds per game.

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Loyola-Chicago Ramblers vs Bradley Braves prediction

The Bradley Braves are going to get the benefit of the doubt at home, where they're 13-3 SU on the season. However, the Loyola-Chicago Ramblers have a defense that travels, and they've won 7 times on the road this season. Loyola-Chicago has also covered 7 of its last 10 games. The Bradley Braves are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games, and they've actually lost 4 of their last 8 games as a favorite. The Loyola-Chicago Ramblers enter this game in better form and have the defense to pull off an upset. Should be a fun one. Give me the Ramblers and the points.

Randy’s Pick Loyola-Chicago Ramblers +4.5

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