The No. 22 Loyola Chicago Ramblers (15-4) host the Valparaiso Crusaders (8-14) after winning five straight home games. The Ramblers are double-digit favorites by 20.5 points in the matchup, which tips at 8:00 PM ET on Wednesday, February 17, 2021. The point total in the matchup is set at 128.5.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of February 17, 2021, 2:15 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Best Betting Odds

Computer Picks

Pick ATS:
Crusaders (+20.5)

The model line and the DraftKings line are within 0.1 points of each other.

Pick OU:
Over (128.5)

The model predicts a total 3.6 points higher than the one set by DraftKings for this game.

Prediction: Loyola Chicago 76, Valparaiso 56

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Examining the Over/Under

  • The average implied total for the Ramblers this season is 70.9 points, 4.1 fewer points than their implied total of 75 points in Wednesday’s game.
  • Loyola Chicago has outscored its implied point total for this matchup (75) six times this season.
  • The 72-point average implied total on the season for the Crusaders is 18 more points than the team’s 54-point implied total in this matchup.
  • Valparaiso will aim to outscore its implied point total for this matchup (54) for the 17th time this season.

Implied totals are projected point totals for each team based on totals and spreads set by sportsbooks.

Loyola Chicago and Valparaiso Records ATS

ATS Record ATS Record Against 20.5+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Ramblers 11-6-1 1-0 8-10
Crusaders 7-11-1 0-0 6-13

Against The Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Last 5 Games

Loyola Chicago

Date Opponent Result Score Date Opponent Result Score
2/14/2021 Drake Loss 51-50 2/14/2021 Northern Iowa Loss 74-60
2/13/2021 Drake Win 81-54 2/13/2021 Northern Iowa Win 70-57
2/7/2021 Evansville Win 69-58 2/10/2021 Bradley Loss 76-52
2/6/2021 Evansville Win 68-55 2/7/2021 Drake Win 74-57
2/1/2021 Missouri State Win 70-50 2/6/2021 Drake Loss 80-77

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