Loyola Chicago Ramblers vs. Maryland Terrapins Free Prediction


The Loyola Chicago Ramblers (5-4) will clash against the 23rd-ranked Maryland Terrapins (7-2) at Royal Farms Arena. Action gets underway at 3 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 8, 2018.

Loyola Chicago Ramblers vs. Maryland Terrapins ATS Odds

Both teams were triumphant in their last game. The Terrapins beat the Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens 73-67, while the Ramblers dismantled the UMKC Kangaroos 76-45.

Loyola Chicago played a nearly flawless game. They had a free throw rate of 0.189 and an effective field goal percentage of 0.623. UMKC recorded marks of 0.088 and 0.351, respectively, for those same stats. The Terrapins, on the other hand, had a much better free throw rate (0.339 vs. 0.138) and had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (39.5 vs. 25.6). Maryland received a boost from Jalen Smith, who had 19 points and 13 rebounds. Cooper Kaifes, meanwhile played well for Loyola Chicago, finishing with 19 points.

The game should be a battle of strength against strength as the high-powered offense of Maryland takes on the top-notch defense of Loyola Chicago. Dating back to the 2017-18 season, the Terrapins rank 35th in offensive efficiency, while the Ramblers are 34th in defensive efficiency. Also, the Ramblers, who rank 350th in offensive rebounding percentage (21.6 percent), will square off against the Terrapins, who rank 19th in defensive rebounding percentage (72.7 percent).

Loyola Chicago Ramblers vs. Maryland Terrapins Betting Pick

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

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Maryland ranks ninth in rebounds per game (37.2) while Loyola Chicago ranks 250th (32.4).
  • The Terrapins rank 52nd in blocks per game (4.3) while the Ramblers rank 177th in blocks allowed per game (3.2).
  • Maryland averages 14.3 assists per game, which ranks 78th in the country. Loyola Chicago ranks 95th in assists allowed per game (11.7).
  • The Ramblers rank 33rd in three pointers allowed per game (20.4) while the Terrapins rank 247th (23.0).
  • Loyola Chicago averages 6.5 steals per game, which ranks 67th in the NCAA. Maryland ranks 251st in steals allowed per game (7.0).