Betting on today’s Explorers 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 NBCS. The odds for this Atlantic 10 conference game currently have Loyola Chicago as the -12 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 142.5 points.

LA SALLE EXPLORERS VS LOYOLA CHICAGO RAMBLERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: La Salle Explorers +12

This game will be played at Joseph J. Gentile Arena at 4:00 ET on Saturday, March 9th.

WHY BET THE LA SALLE EXPLORERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 73-71 in favor of the Ramblers.
  • Even though we have Loyola Chicago winning straight-up, we like La Salle at +12.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 142.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Will the Explorers Pull Through as the Away Underdog?

La Salle is 15-15 overall and 6-11 in the Atlantic 10. The Explorers have gone 9-4 in non-conference games and are 3-9 on the road this season. La Salle enters this game on a four-game road losing streak.

As the underdog, the Explorers are 6-13 this season. Their average scoring margin on the road is -7.8 points per game. In their last game, they beat George Washington by a score of 72-66.

La Salle’s ATS record for the season sits at 13-16-1, including a mark of 5-7 on the road. Over their last three road games, the Explorers are 0-3 against the spread. As the underdog, La Salle has gone 8-11 vs. the spread this year and is 2-1 in their last three games as the dog.

This season, the over/under record for La Salle is 13-17 and today’s line of 142.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (145). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 140 points and their over/under record during this span is 0-3.

In their latest game, La Salle offense put up 72 points against George Washington. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 43.1% and made 7 threes. The top scorer for the Explorers was Anwar Gill with 15 points, while Khalil Brantley also added 15 to the scoreboard.

The Explorers’ defense is presently ranked 226th nationally, allowing an average of 73.7 points per contest. So far, the La Salle defense is giving up an average of 9.2 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 9.2 times per game (370th).

Do the Ramblers Have What it Takes to Win as Home Favorites?

Coming into tonight’s game, Loyola Chicago is favored by 12 points. They have a record of 14-3 as the favorite this season. At home, the Ramblers have gone 13-4 compared to their 8-4 record on the road. They come in with a two-game winning streak and have won their last six games at home.

On the season, Loyola Chicago has an overall record of 22-8, and they have gone 14-3 in Atlantic 10 games. In their last outing, they defeated Davidson by a score of 69-59. Over their last 10 games at home, the Ramblers have gone 9-1.

As the favorite, Loyola Chicago has gone 10-7 vs. the spread this season. At home, they have an ATS record of 9-8. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Ramblers are 8-2 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Loyola Chicago games is 12-15-2. So far, the average scoring total in their games is 139.9 points, which is 3.1 points below the average over/under line of 143. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 140 points and their over/under record during this stretch is 2-1.

In their recent matchup, the Loyola Chicago offense ended with 69 points against Davidson. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 45.3% and made 9 threes. In terms of offense, the Ramblers have a season-long field goal percentage of 46%, putting them 129th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 127th in percentage and 81st in three-pointers made.

This season, the Loyola Chicago defense has been impressive, holding the 64th position in the country while permitting an average of 67.5 points per contest. So far, the Loyola Chicago defense is giving up an average of 7.2 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 12.3 times per game (636th).