Planning on watching today’s Dukes and Ramblers game? Catch the action at Joseph J. Gentile Arena in Chicago, IL, as the Ramblers hosts this showdown at 4:00 ET on CBSS. In this Atlantic 10 matchup, the Dukes are the betting favorite against the Ramblers. The over/under for the game is 142.5 points.

DUQUESNE DUKES VS LOYOLA CHICAGO RAMBLERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Loyola Chicago Ramblers +1

This game will be played at Joseph J. Gentile Arena at 4:00 ET on Saturday, January 6th.

WHY BET THE LOYOLA CHICAGO RAMBLERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 73-70 in favor of the Ramblers.
  • Not only will Loyola Chicago pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +1.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 142.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.

Will the Dukes Win on the Road?

Heading into today’s matchup, Duquesne is favored by 1 point and have an overall record of 9-4. So far, they have gone 7-1 at home and 1-3 on the road.

In their last game, the Dukes faced off against Massachusetts and lost by a score of 80-61. Over their last ten road games, Duquesne is just 3-7.

As the favorite this season, Duquesne has gone just 3-6 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Dukes are just 3-7 ATS. On the road this year, Duquesne has an ATS mark of 1-3 and over their last 10 road games, they are 4-6 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Duquesne games is 5-7, and today’s line of 142.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this year (147.6). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 145 points, and over their last 10 games, the average is 142 points.

The Duquesne offense is coming off a game where they scored 61 points against Massachusetts. They posted a field goal percentage of 36.2% and connected on 6 threes. The team’s top scorer is Dae Dae Grant, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 19, while Jimmy Clark III also carries a PPG average of 16.5 into the game.

So far, the Dukes’ defense is ranked 105th in the country at 69.0 points per contest. In today’s game vs. Loyola Chicago, the Duquesne defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Duquesne made 24 free-throws vs. the Dukes.

Can the Ramblers Pull the Upset at Home?

Loyola Chicago comes into today’s game as the underdog, with a point spread of +1. So far this season, they have an overall record of 9-5 and have won their last three games.

At home, the Ramblers are 6-3 and have an average scoring margin of +7.6 points per game. In their last game, they took on Saint Louis and came away with an 80-73 victory.

As the underdog this season, Loyola Chicago’s ATS record is 2-3, and their overall ATS mark is 5-8. At home, the Ramblers are 3-6 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Loyola Chicago is 4-6 ATS.

This season, the over/under record for Loyola Chicago games is 4-8-1, and today’s over/under line of 142.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (143.1). So far, 8 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 130 points compared to their season average of 138.9 points per game.

Loyola Chicago’s offense is coming off a strong performance, scoring 80 points against Saint Louis. They had an overall field goal percentage of 50.9% and made 14/23 free throws. Des Watson was the leading scorer for the Ramblers, putting up 24 points. In addition, Braden Norris contributed 10 points.

The Ramblers’ defense is presently ranked 84th nationally, allowing an average of 67.1 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Loyola Chicago’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 37.2% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 31.4% this season.