Evansville Aces at Loyola Chicago Ramblers ATS Prediction 01/11/20

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The Evansville Aces (9-7, 0-3 MVC) will be at the Joseph J. Gentile Center to meet the Loyola Chicago Ramblers (10-6, 2-1 MVC) in a MVC matchup. Action gets underway at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 11, 2020.

Evansville Aces at Loyola Chicago Ramblers ATS Odds

Both teams lost in their last matchup. The Ramblers lost a winnable game to the Drake Bulldogs, 65-62, while the Aces were blown out by the Bradley Braves, 72-52.

Evansville did a terrific job of making free throws (15-20; 75.0 percent) while Loyola Chicago had a turnover percentage of 8.7 (better than their season average of 18.8). Loyola Chicago’s Cameron Krutwig played well, putting up 14 points and seven rebounds. K.J. Riley, meanwhile was a key piece for Evansville with 12 points and five rebounds.

This was a highly contested series last year, as the teams split their two games last season. In the last matchup, the Ramblers won 70-58. The Ramblers’ offensive rebounding percentage was their largest strength over the Aces. Loyola Chicago had a rate of 26.1, while Evansville posted a mark of 12.5. This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

The upper-echelon offense of Loyola Chicago (18th in the nation with an effective field goal percentage 0.553) will go head-to-head against the porous defense of Evansville (258th in effective field goal percentage allowed 0.506). The Ramblers should have the advantage on that side of the ball. Additionally, the Aces are among the NCAA’s elite at getting to the line, ranking 23rd in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.290). The Ramblers, however, rank 39th at keeping opponents off the charity stripe with an opponents’ FTA rate of 0.164.

Evansville vs. Loyola Chicago Betting Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Loyola Chicago, ATS Winner – Loyola Chicago, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Evansville ranks 79th in three pointers attempted per game (24.1) while Loyola Chicago ranks 272nd (15.0).
  • The Aces rank 20th in blocks allowed per game (2.3) while the Ramblers rank 79th (3.2).
  • The Ramblers rank 28th in rebounds allowed per game (31.1) while the Aces rank 210th (37.9).
  • Evansville ranks 16th in steals allowed per game (5.0) while Loyola Chicago ranks 114th (6.7).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Ramblers have scored an average of 64.8 points per game (5.1 below their season average) and allowed an average of 63.0 points per game (0.1 above their season average).
  • The Aces’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 11.8, up from 1.5 for the season.