Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Spiders and Ramblers. The game is starting at 8:00 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 for this Atlantic 10 conference contest is set at 139 points, with the Ramblers being the favored team playing at home against the Spiders.

RICHMOND SPIDERS VS LOYOLA CHICAGO RAMBLERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Loyola Chicago Ramblers -3

This game will be played at Joseph J. Gentile Arena at 8:00 ET on Tuesday, January 9th.

WHY BET THE LOYOLA CHICAGO RAMBLERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-70 in favor of the Ramblers.
  • Not only will Loyola Chicago pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -3.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 139 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Will Richmond Pull Through as the Underdog Road Team?

Richmond is coming off a 65-54 win over St. Bonaventure to improve their record to 9-5 on the season. They are currently riding a four-game win streak and have gone 1-0 in Atlantic 10 play compared to an 8-5 non-conference record.

On the road, the Spiders have struggled this season, going 0-4 with an average scoring margin of -8.8 points per game. Over their last 10 road games, they have gone just 1-9.

As the underdog this season, Richmond has an ATS record of 3-3. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Spiders have gone 4-6 vs. the spread. On the road, Richmond is just 1-8 ATS in their last 10 games.

So far this season, the over/under record for Richmond games sits at 6-6-1. The average scoring total in their games is 138.6 points, which is lower than the average over/under line in their games of 141.5. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is just 117 points.

Most recently, the Richmond offense finished with just 65 points vs. St. Bonaventure. For the game, they hit 5/21 three-point attempts and a field goal percentage of 43.6%. The top scorer for the Spiders was Jordan King with 18 points, while Isaiah Bigelow also chipped in with 13 points.

The Spiders’ defense is presently ranked 46th nationally, allowing an average of 64.9 points per contest. So far, the Richmond defense is giving up an average of 9.2 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 8 times per game (345th).

Will the Ramblers Pull Through as the Favored Home Team?

At home this season, Loyola Chicago has been excellent, going 7-3 with an average scoring margin of +7.3 points per game. The Ramblers have won five straight games at home and are 8-2 in their last 10 games at home.

So far this season, Loyola Chicago has been favored in eight of its 15 games and has gone 6-2 in those games. Overall, the Ramblers have won four straight games and have a record of 10-5 on the year.

As the favorite this season, Loyola Chicago has gone 3-5 against the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Ramblers have an ATS record of just 3-7. At home, Loyola is 4-6 vs. the spread this year and 2-1 ATS in their last three home games.

So far this season, the over/under record for Loyola Chicago games is 4-9-1. Today’s line of 139 is lower than the average over/under line in their games of 143.1. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 133 points.

The Ramblers’ offense wrapped up their last game with 72 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 74.5 points per contest. Leading the team in scoring was Philip Alston with 17 points. Des Watson also added 15 points for the Ramblers.

At this time, the Ramblers’ defense is positioned 86th in the country, permitting 67.1 points per game. So far, the Loyola Chicago defense is giving up an average of 7.3 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 12.7 times per game (623rd).