The Loyola Chicago Ramblers will take on the St. Louis Blakens in an Atlantic 10 showdown on Wednesday. Loyola Chicago is 6-11, and they lost their sixth game in a row, falling to St. Joseph on the road on Saturday. St. Louis is 12-6, and they are 4-1 in conference play. The Ramblers are 0-5 in Atlantic 10 games, but will look to finally get a conference win tonight at home, where they have gone 4-3.
St.Louis Billkins vs Loyola Chicago Ramblers Betting Odds
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St. Louis Blakens vs Loyola Chicago Ramblers Match Details
Fact: St.Louis Blakens @ Loyola Chicago Ramblers
Date and Time: Wednesday, January 18, 7:00 pm EDT
Location: Joseph J. Gentile Arena
St.Louis Blakens vs Loyola Chicago Ramblers Key Stats
St. Louis scores 108.1 points per 100 possessions, and in five conference games, they have shot 49.8 percent from the field. The Billkins’ best player is Yuri Collins, who averages 10.9 assists per game, the most in all of college basketball. The junior guard also scores 12 points per game, second only to Gibson Jimerson (12.9 ppg). Collins is questionable for tonight’s game, having missed Saturday’s contest with an illness. Starter Jeon Pickett (11.4 ppg, 5.8 rpg) is also questionable, so if these key players can’t suit up tonight, it will be hard to replace their production.
Loyola Chicago has been fine offensively, but on defense, they are allowing 85.4 points per game against Atlantic 10 opponents. Over five conference games, they have allowed opponents to shoot 54.3%, a trend the Ramblers need to stop to turn their season around. The fact that they’ve committed 16.9 turnovers per game, including 41 in their past two games, doesn’t bode well moving forward. Their best player, Phillip Allston, averaged 14.5 points and 5.9 rebounds, and he’ll be the go-to guy again tonight.
St.Louis Billkins vs Loyola Chicago Ramblers Betting Prediction
Loyola Chicago has lost six straight and has failed to cap seven straight entering tonight’s contest. St. Louis is a mediocre 8-9 ATS this year, and their injuries could be an issue tonight. Their best player Collins missed the last contest, and Pickett helped pick up the slack, but now Pickett is also on the injury report. Even with these injuries, look for the visitors to stay hot against the Ramblers, who have gone 0-5 ATS in conference games.