MVC Tournament Final Prediction
Will Sunday's MVC tournament championship game between Illinois State and Loyola-Chicago go over the betting total?
(835) Illinois State vs. (836) Loyola-Chicago
Sunday, March 4, 2018, 2:00 p.m. ET
Who Oddsmakers Like: Bucknell. According to oddsmakers from online sports book YouWager, the Ramblers are 8.5-point favorites to beat the Redbirds, who opened as 9-point underdogs. The total, meanwhile, sits at 134.5 points, down from the original number of 137.5.
Who Public Bettors Like: Illinois State. As of Sunday morning, 54% of betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Redbirds to cover the spread. Meanwhile, 79% of the betting tickets are on the under.
Who We Like: The over has been cashing recent in Illinois State games. In the Redbirds' last five games overall, the over is 4-1. In their last four neutral site games, the over is 4-0. In their last five games against Missouri Valley competition, the over hit four times.
MVC MEN'S TOURNAMENT FINAL PREDICTION: ILLINOIS STATE/LOYOLA-CHICAGO OVER 134.5