Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Chippewas and Ramblers. The game is starting at 2:00 ET on NBCS, and it’s hosted by the Ramblers at Joseph J. Gentile Arena in Chicago, IL. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under goal line for this matchup is currently at 140.5 points, and the Ramblers are favored to win at home against the Chippewas.

CENTRAL MICHIGAN CHIPPEWAS VS LOYOLA CHICAGO RAMBLERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Central Michigan Chippewas +14

This game will be played at Joseph J. Gentile Arena at 2:00 ET on Saturday, December 30th.

WHY BET THE CENTRAL MICHIGAN CHIPPEWAS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Ramblers.
  • Even though we have Loyola Chicago winning straight-up, we like Central Michigan at +14.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 140.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Is an Upset Waiting to Happen on the Road?

Central Michigan comes into their 12th game of the season with a 5-6 overall record. The Chippewas have a 2-5 record in away games and a 2-1 record at home. Central Michigan’s against-the-spread (ATS) record is below .500, sitting at 4-6. So far this season, they are 2-5 vs. the spread on the road and 2-1 at home.

Up to this point, games involving Central Michigan have had an average of 143.4 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 141.6 points. Their over/under record is 5-4-1. Looking at the Chippewas’ last three games, their over/under record is 1-0-1 with their games averaging 155 points per game.

Central Michigan recently showcased a strong offensive performance, scoring 75 points against Detroit. This output exceeded their season average of 68.2 points per game. Brian Taylor led the scoring for the Chippewas, contributing 19 points. Additionally, Derrick Butler chipped in with 15 points.

The Chippewas’ defense is presently ranked 230th nationally, allowing an average of 76.4 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Detroit, the Titans finished with a field goal percentage of 46% and a total of 63 points vs. Central Michigan.

Does Loyola Chicago Stand a Chance at Home?

Loyola Chicago is entering their 13th game of the season with a 7-5 overall record. In their previous ten home games, which includes last year, Loyola Chicago has a 6-4 record at home. As of today’s game, Loyola Chicago has a 3-8 record against the spread for the season. In their last ten games, Loyola Chicago is 1-3 vs. the spread.

Looking at their over/under performance through 12 games, Loyola Chicago has an over/under record of 3-7-1, with their games averaging 140.5 points per game on average. The Ramblers’ have recorded an over/under record of 0-2 in their last three games, with their games averaging 149 points per game.

The Loyola Chicago offense is coming off a game where they scored 72 points against Charleston Southern. They posted a field goal percentage of 53.4% and connected on 4 threes. Leading the team in scoring was Philip Alston with 12 points. Demilade Adelekun also added 12 points for the Ramblers.

Coming into today’s game, the Loyola Chicago defense is giving up an average of 69.3 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Charleston Southern, the Buccaneers finished with a field goal percentage of 53% and a total of 59 points vs. Loyola Chicago.