Loyola Ramblers vs UIC Flames Prediction, 12/13/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Loyola Ramblers vs UIC Flames
Date: Sunday, December 13, 2020
Location: Credit Union 1 Arena in Chicago, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Loyola (-6.5)
Credit Union 1 Arena is the site where and the UIC Flames (3-1) will play the Loyola Ramblers (2-0) on Sunday. The line on this matchup has Loyola as 6.5-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 131.5.
Loyola enters this game with a win-loss record of 2-0 on the year. The Ramblers are shooting 38.3% on shots from 3-point land (18 of 47) and 60.6% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 82.0 points per outing (64th in college basketball) while going 56.3% from the field. They are turning it over 11.0 times per game and as a squad they commit 13.0 personal fouls per contest. As a unit, Loyola is grabbing 38.0 boards per contest and has accounted for 40 assists on the campaign, which ranks 241st in D-1 in terms of passing. Defensively, the Ramblers have forced 13.0 turnovers per contest while drawing 21.0 personal fouls. They are 23rd in D-1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 18 surrendered so far this year. The Ramblers defense is allowing an opponent FG percentage of 33.3% (38 of 114) and they surrender 29.5 boards per game as a squad. They give up 20.7% on 3-pointers and they are ranked 4th in D-1 in PPG allowed (49.5).
The Loyola Ramblers faced the Chicago State Cougars and notched a win by a score of 88-51 in their last game. Loyola finished the game with a 59.0% FG percentage (36 of 61) and buried 8 of 22 shots from beyond the perimeter. When they shot from the free throw line, the Ramblers made 8 of 12 attempts for a percentage of 66.7%. In the matter of pulling down boards, they collected a total of 34 with 5 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 22 assists in this contest while earning 5 steals and 2 rejections. When discussing defense, Loyola allowed the other team to shoot 59.0% from the field on 36 of 61. Chicago State recorded 10 dimes and 4 steals in the matchup. Furthurmore, the Cougars pulled down 26 boards (5 offensive, 21 defensive) and had 2 rejections. Chicago State went 78.6% from the charity stripe by knocking down 11 of their 14 shots. They also buried 2 of 18 shots from distance.
Cameron Krutwig is someone who was important for this game. He left the arena with 22 points on 10 out of 13 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 24 mins and totaled 9 boards. Krutwig finished 76.9% from the field and also totaled 2 assists. One more player that was a major contributor in this game for the Ramblers was Tate Hall. He collected 4 boards and also earned 3 assists. He shot 66.7% from the floor for this game by going 6-of-9 (15 points). In all, Hall was on the court for 22 minutes.
UIC has a mark of 3-1 for the season. As an offensive unit, the Flames are shooting 41.9% from the floor, which has them ranked 263rd in college basketball. UIC has scored 271 pts on the campaign (67.8 per game) and they average 37.0 boards per game. They are earning an assist 15.0 times per contest (108th in the nation) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 12.8 times per game. The Flames have committed 19.0 personal fouls every game while shooting 71.0% from the charity stripe. The Flames are ranked 62nd in college basketball in points given up per game with 62.8. They give up 8.3 dimes and 35.3 rebounds per contest, which is ranked 21st and 145th in those defensive categories. The UIC defense allows 13.3% on shots from 3-point land (8 of 60) and their opposition knocks down 68.4% of their free throw shots. They are able to force 9.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 38.9% from the floor (78th in college hoops).
The last time they took the court, the UIC Flames went home defeated by a final of 68-66 against the Ball State Cardinals. The Flames were able to corral 27 defensive boards and 5 offensive boards totaling 32 for the contest. They turned away 2 attempts while recording 2 steals in this game. The Cardinals committed 17 fouls for this game which took the Flames to the charity stripe for 21 shots. They were able to convert 15 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 71.4%. Pertaining to shooting from downtown, UIC converted 5 of their 18 attempts (27.8%). Overall, the Flames walked away from this one shooting 23 for 54 from the field which had them sitting at 42.6%. The Flames allowed the Cardinals to make 20 of 52 tries from the field which had them shooting 38.5% in this game. They went 11.1% from downtown by going 2 of 18 and ended up going 26 out of 34 from the free throw line (76.5%). Regarding how they attacked the glass, UIC allowed Ball State to get 35 overall (8 on the offensive side).
RayQuawndis Mitchell ended up having an impact for the Flames in the game. He knocked down 2 of 7 for the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 28.6%, which got him 11 points. Mitchell grabbed 4 rebounds in his 36 minutes played and totaled 2 dimes in the matchup. Someone else who came through for UIC was Michael Diggins. He notched 13 points in 30 minutes on the court via 6 of 9 from the floor in this game. Diggins wrapped this one up going 66.7% from the floor in addition to earning 2 assists and 5 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take UIC (+6.5)
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