Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Ramblers versus the Wildcats? Tip off is at at 7:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at John M. Belk Arena in Davidson, NC. The over/under for this game is set at 135.5 points, and Davidson is favored by -1 vs. Loyola Chicago in a Atlantic 10 conference matchup.

LOYOLA CHICAGO RAMBLERS VS DAVIDSON WILDCATS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Davidson Wildcats -1

This game will be played at John M. Belk Arena at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, March 6th.

WHY BET THE DAVIDSON WILDCATS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 78-67 in favor of the Wildcats.
  • Not only will Davidson pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -1.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 135.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Can the Loyola Chicago Offense Score Enough on the Road?

After a win over Dayton, Loyola Chicago is 21-8 this season, and they have gone 13-3 in Atlantic 10 play. The Ramblers have been the underdog 11 times this year, going 6-5 in those games. On the road, they have a record of 7-4, and they have gone 6-4 in their last ten road games.

For the year, Loyola Chicago’s average scoring margin on the road is -0.5 points per game. So far, they have been the underdog in 11 of their 29 games.

As the underdog this season, Loyola Chicago has gone 6-5 vs. the spread. On the road, their ATS mark is 7-4. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Ramblers have gone 6-4 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Loyola Chicago games is 12-14-2. Today’s line of 135.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this year (143.2). So far, 21 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-0-1.

The Loyola Chicago offense is coming off a game in which they scored 77 points vs. Dayton. Overall their field goal percentage was 44.1% while connecting on 11 threes. The team’s top scorer is Des Watson, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 13.1, while Philip Alston also maintains a PPG average of 12.8 leading up to the game.

Coming into today’s game, the Loyola Chicago defense is giving up an average of 67.8 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Dayton, the Flyers finished with a field goal percentage of 44% and a total of 72 points vs. Loyola Chicago.

Will the Wildcats Find a Way to Win at Home?

Davidson enters this game as a one-point favorite over Loyola Chicago. They have a record of 15-14 this season and have lost three straight games. Over the course of the year, they have gone 5-11 in Atlantic 10 games and 10-3 in non-conference matchups. At home, the Wildcats have gone 7-6, and they have an average scoring margin of +4.9 points per game.

In their last game, Davidson fell to Massachusetts by a score of 69-67. Over their last ten games at home, the Wildcats have gone 4-6, and they are 2-3 in their last five home games. This season, they have been favored in 13 games and have gone 8-5 in those matchups.

When looking at Davidson’s ATS record this season, they are currently 14-13. At home, they are just 5-8 vs. the spread this year, and over their last 10 games as the favorite, they have gone 4-6. In their last three home games, the Wildcats are 2-1 ATS.

Davidson’s over/under record for the season is 11-16 and today’s line of 135.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (138.1). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 136 points and their OU record during this stretch is 1-2. So far, 13 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line.

The Davidson offense is coming off a game in which they scored 67 points vs. Massachusetts. Overall their field goal percentage was 48.2% while connecting on 2 threes. The team’s scoring leader is Grant Huffman, who holds an average of 12.9 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Reed Bailey is averaging 12.8 points per game this season.

Davidson’s defense has been playing well, ranking 55th nationally, with 67.1 points allowed per game. In today’s game, the Davidson defense will be looking to once again do a good job defending the three-point line, as they gave up just 2 three-pointers while giving up 69 points.