Loyola Chicago Ramblers vs. Valparaiso Crusaders: 2/17/2021 Matchup Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on February 17, 2021

The No. 22 Loyola Chicago Ramblers (15-4) are heavy favorites (-20.5) as they attempt to continue a five-game home win streak when they square off against the Valparaiso Crusaders (8-14) on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at Joseph J. Gentile Center. The game airs at 8:00 PM ET. The matchup has a point total of 128.5.

Betting Information

Loyola Chicago vs Valparaiso Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Loyola Chicago -20.5 -110 -110 128.5 -108 -113 -8783 1554

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Loyola Chicago vs Valparaiso
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Valparaiso (+20.5) Over (128.5) Loyola Chicago 76 Valparaiso 56

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Total Facts

  • In 42.1% of their opportunities this season (eight of 19 chances), the Ramblers and their opponents have recorded more than this matchup’s over/under of 128.5 points.
  • Valparaiso has combined with its opponents to score more than 128.5 points in 15 of 22 outings (68.2%) this season.
  • The two teams average a combined 9.0 more points per game (137.5) than this matchup’s total of 128.5 points.
  • Opponents of the two teams average a combined 3.0 less points per game (125.5) than this matchup’s over/under of 128.5 points.
  • The Ramblers average point total in matchups this season is 126.4, 2.1 points less than the over/under in this game.
  • The average point total for the Crusaders this season is 8.1 points higher than this game’s over/under.

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Loyola Chicago Betting Information

  • The Ramblers have been strong against the spread this season, earning an 11-6-1 record.
  • The Ramblers have posted a winning record of 1-0 against the spread when the spread is -20.5 or higher.
  • The Ramblers have typically run under the total this season, reaching the over/under in 8 of 18 games (44.4%).

Valparaiso Betting Information

  • Valparaiso has a losing record against the spread, going 7-11-1 ATS (covering just 36.8% of the time).
  • The Crusaders and their opponents have hit the over in less than half of their matchups this season — 6 of 19 (31.6%).

Head to Head

Loyola Chicago vs Valparaiso (Last 6 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/20/2021 Loyola Chicago -11.5 131 -800 +546 Regular Season 75-39 LOYCH
3/6/2020 Loyola Chicago -5.5 128 -243 +192 Conference Tournament 74-73 VALP
2/9/2020 Loyola Chicago -8.5 132.5 -433 +323 Regular Season 70-68 LOYCH
12/30/2019 Loyola Chicago -3.5 137 -174 +142 Regular Season 66-63 LOYCH
2/10/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 56-51 LOYCH
1/15/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 71-54 LOYCH

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Loyola Chicago Leaders

  • The Ramblers leader in points, rebounds and assists is Cameron Krutwig, who averages 15.0 points, 6.6 boards and 3.0 assists per game.
  • Braden Norris’ 1.5 threes per game leads the Ramblers.
  • Lucas Williamson and Krutwig lead the Ramblers on the defensive end, with Williamson leading the team in steals averaging 1.4 per game and Krutwig in blocks averaging 1.0 per contest.

Valparaiso Leaders

  • Ben Krikke is at the top of the Crusaders scoring leaderboard with 12.4 points per game. He also grabs 4.1 rebounds and dishes out 0.9 assists per game.
  • Donovan Clay is at the top of the Crusaders rebounding leaderboard with 5.5 rebounds per game, and Daniel Sackey leads the squad in assists with 3.9 per contest.
  • Connor Barrett knocks down 1.7 three-pointers per game, the most on the Crusaders.
  • Valparaiso’s leader in steals is Sackey (1.4 per game), and its leader in blocks is Clay (1.3 per game).
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