The Loyola Chicago Ramblers (6-0) and the Kent State Golden Flashes (3-2) square off at Savannah Civic Center. Action starts at 5 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 25, 2017.
Kent State Golden Flashes vs. Loyola Chicago Ramblers Betting Preview
In the Golden Flashes last game, they lost to the Valparaiso Crusaders, 77-67. With 15 points on 5-for-17 shooting, Jaylin Walker was Kent States leading scorer. One of Valparaisos biggest strengths was getting to the charity stripe. They made 28 trips to the line, while Kent State went 22 times.
The Ramblers will look to keep it rolling after dismantling the UNCW Seahawks in their last contest, 102-78. Marques Townes had a good outing for Loyola Chicago, finishing with 23 points and six rebounds. Loyola Chicago dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a fantastic free throw rate of 0.333 (above their season average of 0.318) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.683 (above their season average of 0.610). For those same stats, UNCW had marks of 0.174 and 0.478, respectively.
Loyola Chicago should have the edge on the offensive side of the ball. Dating back to the 2016-17 season, the Ramblers rank 10th in effective field goal percentage (0.569), while Kent State ranks 146th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.494). Moreover, the Golden Flashes rank fourth in offensive rebounding percentage (38.5 percent), while the Ramblers rank 39th in defensive rebounding percentage (74.5 percent).
Kent State Golden Flashes vs. Loyola Chicago Ramblers Odds Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Kent State, ATS Winner – Kent State, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Ramblers rank 50th in three pointers allowed per game (19.1) while the Golden Flashes rank 148th (21.0).
- Kent State ranks 11th in rebounds per game (40.3) while Loyola Chicago ranks 300th (32.0).
- The Golden Flashes rank 94th in blocks per game (3.9) while the Ramblers rank 237th (2.6).
- Loyola Chicago averages 15.3 assists per game, which ranks 62nd in the nation. Kent State ranks 163rd in assists allowed per game (13.3).