UNI Panthers at Loyola Chicago Ramblers Free Prediction 02/15/20

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The UNI Panthers (22-3, 11-2 MVC) and their sensational offense visit Loyola Chicago to play the Ramblers (17-9, 9-4 MVC) and their exceptional defense. Action begins at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 15, 2020, and can be seen on ESPN2.

UNI Panthers at Loyola Chicago Ramblers ATS Odds

Both teams defeated their last opponent. The Ramblers defeated the Evansville Aces 73-66, while the Panthers beat the Illinois State Redbirds 71-63.

UNI dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.107 (matching their season average) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.580 (above their season average of 0.570). For those same stats, Illinois State had marks of 0.000 and 0.508, respectively. Meanwhile, Loyola Chicago’s 13.3 turnover percentage was their largest advantage over Evansville, who had a rate of 22.0. The Ramblers’ mark was better than their season average of 18.5, while the Aces’ was above their season average of 16.8. Loyola Chicago’s Lucas Williamson had a solid performance, putting up 20 points and five rebounds. Trae Berhow, meanwhile played a pivotal role for UNI with 17 points and 11 rebounds.

In their first matchup this season, Austin Phyfe led the Panthers to a 67-62 victory. He produced 14 points and nine rebounds. UNI did an excellent job of making free throws (12-17; 70.6 percent). Loyola Chicago, meanwhile, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (24.4 vs. 13.3).

Half-court execution will be at a premium when a pair of the NCAA’s slowest-paced teams go head-to-head. Loyola Chicago ranks 329th in possessions per game (65.3) and UNI is 292nd (66.9). Also, the Panthers rank fourth in offensive efficiency (114.7), while the Ramblers rank 38th in defensive efficiency (93.4).

UNI at Loyola Chicago Odds Pick

College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – UNI, ATS Winner – UNI, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • UNI ranks 89th in three pointers attempted per game (24.0) while Loyola Chicago ranks 288th (15.7).
  • The Panthers rank fourth in blocks allowed per game (2.0) while the Ramblers rank 93rd (3.2).
  • UNI ranks 21st in assists allowed per game (10.1) while Loyola Chicago ranks 108th (12.1).
  • The Panthers rank 87th in rebounds per game (37.1) while the Ramblers rank 282nd (29.9).
  • Loyola Chicago ranks 42nd in steals per game (7.9) while UNI ranks 225th (4.7).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Panthers have scored an average of 78.4 points per game (1.6 above their season average) and allowed an average of 64.2 points per game (0.6 below their season average).
  • The Ramblers have been outscored by an average of 2.8 points in their last five games. On the season, Loyola Chicago has defeated opponents by an average of 6.7 points.