The Ramblers and Bonnies are set to face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The Bonnies will host the game at Reilly Center in Saint Bonaventure, NY. The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 140.5 points, and St. Bonaventure is favored by -3.5 to win at home against Loyola Chicago.

LOYOLA CHICAGO RAMBLERS VS ST. BONAVENTURE BONNIES BETTING PICK

The Pick: St. Bonaventure Bonnies -3.5

This game will be played at Reilly Center at 7:00 ET on Tuesday, February 27th.

WHY BET THE ST. BONAVENTURE BONNIES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 78-67 in favor of the Bonnies.
  • Not only will St. Bonaventure pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -3.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 140.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Will the Ramblers Defense Show Up on the Road?

Playing as the underdog, Loyola Chicago has gone 5-4 this season. Over the last 10 games, the Ramblers have gone 7-3 on the road, and they are coming off an 80-59 win over George Mason.

So far this season, Loyola Chicago has gone 20-7 overall, including a 12-4 record at home. The Ramblers have won their last seven games and are 12-2 in Atlantic 10 play.

As the underdog this season, Loyola Chicago has gone 5-4 vs. the spread. On the road, their ATS mark is 7-3 and they are 3-0 vs. the spread in their last three road games.

This season, the over/under record for Loyola Chicago games is 10-14-2. So far, the average scoring total in their games is 139.9 points, which is lower than the average over/under line of 143.5. Currently, their last three games have averaged 134 points.

Loyola Chicago is fresh off a strong offensive showing, putting up 80 points versus George Mason. This output is higher than their season-average of 74.1 points per game. In terms of offense, the Ramblers have a season-long field goal percentage of 46%, putting them 116th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 129th in percentage and 95th in three-pointers made.

So far, the Ramblers’ defense is ranked 60th in the country at 67.2 points per contest. So far, the Loyola Chicago defense is giving up an average of 7.4 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 12.2 times per game (623rd).

Can the Bonnies Offense Score Enough at Home?

St. Bonaventure will look to build on their 17-10 record, as they have gone 12-5 at home this season. The Bonnies are 14-5 when favored, and they are 8-7 in Atlantic 10 play.

St. Bonaventure has gone 7-3 in their last 10 games at home, and they are 4-1 in their last five. In their most recent game, they defeated Massachusetts by a score of 75-67.

St. Bonaventure’s ATS record this season is 14-13, including an 8-9 mark at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Bonnies are 5-5 vs. the spread. At home this year, their ATS mark is 5-5 over their last 10 contests.

St. Bonaventure’s over/under record this season is 15-12 and today’s line of 140.5 is similar to the average over/under line in their games (139.2). So far, 11 of their games have finished with more points than 140.5. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 144 points, which is higher than today’s line.

The Bonnies’ offense finished with 75 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 73.9 points per contest. Leading the team in scoring was Chad Venning with 16 points. Moses Flowers also added 15 points for the Bonnies.

At this time, the Bonnies’ defense is positioned 70th in the country, permitting 67.6 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, St. Bonaventure’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 44.1% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 31.2% this season.