Loyola-Chicago vs. Florida Pick
Will No. 5 Florida bounce back from a loss to FSU when it returns home to take on Loyola-Chicago tonight at 8PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Florida is the clear favorite in this game, as the Gators are getting odds of -16.5 points against Loyola-Chicago tonight. The over/under total for the contest. Tonight’s game takes place from the Exactech Arena in Gainesville, Florida and will air live on the SEC Network.
Loyola-Chicago is coming off an 85-61 win over UIC this past weekend to improve to 8-1 on the season. The Ramblers are 4-1 against the spread, but 0-1 ATS on the road. Loyola-Chicago is averaging 59.5 points per game while allowing 71.5 per contest. Aundre Jackson is leading the team with 13.8 points and 4.2 rebounds per game while both Clayton Custer and Marques Townes are putting up 13.4 points per game.
Florida is coming off back-to-back losses to Duke and Florida State. The Gators lost 83-66 at home to the Seminoles to fall to 5-2 on the season. Florida is 4-3 against the spread on the year, but just 2-2 ATS at home. Florida is putting up 90 points per game this season while allowing 72 per contest. Jalen Hudson is leading the team with 20.9 points per game while Egor Koulechov is adding 16.7 points and 6.6 rebounds per contest.
These two have no recent meetings to consider for tonight’s game. Florida has typically been pretty strong in non-conference action, going 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 games. However, the Ramblers are no slouch. They are 19-7 ATS in their last 26 games after a win and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 against team with a winning percentage above .600. The public betting is strongly with Florida tonight, but the Ramblers have been playing well so far and should be confident to make this game somewhat competitive.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: LOYOLA-CHICAGO +16.5