The Chicago State Cougars (2-5) travel to face off against the Loyola Chicago Ramblers (3-3) on Tuesday, November 28th. This game will be played at Joseph J. Gentile Arena in Chicago and televised on ESPN+. Loyola Chicago is coming off a win in their previous game, while Chicago State is looking to get back on track from a loss to the UT Martin. Tip-off is set for 8:00 ET.
Chicago State Cougars vs Loyola Chicago Ramblers
The Chicago State Cougars Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Chicago State has played a total of 7 games thus far this season, with a record of 2-5. When playing on the road, they have a 1-2 record, and at home they are 1-3. Chicago State has a sub-.500 ATS record at 2-5 thus far. Over their last five games, the team is 2-3 vs. the spread.
Chicago State’s games have, on average, featured 139.9 points per game leading to an over/under record of 3-4-0. Their average over/under line is currently 141.2 points so far. Over the course of the last five games, the Cougars’ games have averaged 70 points per game, along with an over/under record of 3-2.
The Loyola Chicago Ramblers Are Coming Off A Win
Loyola Chicago enters their game against Chicago State with a 3-3 overall record this season. In their last ten home games, including those from last year, they are 3-7. Loyola Chicago’s record vs. the spread heading into today’s game stands at 2-4. In their previous five games, they have gone 1-4 vs. the spread.
Loyola Chicago comes in with an over/under record of 2-3-1 through six games, with their games averaging a combined 144.2 points per game so far. The Ramblers have an over/under record of 1-2 in their last three games, with their games averaging 68 points per game.
Chicago State Offense Breakdown
In their previous game, the Cougars’ offense finished with 71 points, which is right in line with their current average of 66.4 points per contest. One area that the Chicago State offense has been good this season is getting to the line. Currently, they are 102nd in free-throw attempts per contest. Overall, they have a field goal percentage of 40%.
|Wesley Cardet Jr. (G)
|Jahsean Corbett (G)
|Brent Davis (G)
Loyola Chicago Offense Breakdown
The Loyola Chicago offense is coming off a game where they scored 71 points against Boston College. They posted a field goal percentage of 41.5% and connected on 13 threes. Des Watson is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 14.3 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Braden Norris brings a PPG average of 10.3 into the game.
|Des Watson (G)
|Braden Norris (G)
|Demilade Adelekun (F)
Chicago State Team Defense
The Cougars’ defense is presently ranked 166th nationally, allowing an average of 75.4 points per contest. In their previous game vs. UT Martin, the Skyhawks finished with a field goal percentage of 37% and a total of 94 points vs. Chicago State.
Loyola Chicago Team Defense
In terms of defense, Loyola Chicago is currently on par with the NCAA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 73.0 points per game. Against Boston College in their most recent game, the Loyola Chicago defense gave up a total of 68 points while allowing Boston College to hit 42% of their shots.
Cougars vs Ramblers Trends
- Through their last five road games, Chicago State has an ATS record of just 1-4. However, their overall record was 1-4 while averaging 62 points per game.
- When looking at their past five home matchups, Loyola Chicago has an ATS record of 3-2 while averaging 68 per game. The team went 3-2 overall in these games.
- Spanning across their last five games as the betting underdog, the Cougars have gone 3-2 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 2-3.
- Across their last three matchups as the betting favorite, the Ramblers have an overall record of 2-1 while going 1-2 against the spread.
For a point-spread bet in this Ramblers vs. Ramblers matchup, we’re leaning towards the Ramblers at -15.5. Although our projections show the Ramblers winning 77-68, we suggest placing your bet on the Cougars for the point-spread.
As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 142.5, and our model projects the Cougars and Ramblers to reach a combined total of 145 points. Our bet is on taking the over.
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