Loyola-Chicago vs. Maryland Prediction
The Loyola-Chicago Ramblers, last season's Cinderella squad, has struggled as of late with losses in three of their last four games. Can the Ramblers turn it around this afternoon in a tough matchup at the 23rd-ranked Maryland Terrapins?
Saturday, December 8, 2018
Royal Farms Arena at 4PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Terrapins are a 9.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total sits at 139.5 points. As of Saturday morning, 69 percent of public bets are coming in on host Maryland. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Ramblers fall at home to Ball State
Loyola-Chicago dropped to 5-4 on the season Wednesday night with a 75-69 home loss to the Cardinals. Cameron Krutwig led the Ramblers with 19 points on 9-of-12 shooting with eight rebounds and two steals. Marques Townes contributed 14 points, 10 rebounds and six assists. Isaiah Bujdoso tallied 12 points in 23 minutes. Clayton Custer added 11 points, two boards and two assists. Loyola-Chicago trailed 37-30 at halftime and was unable to recover.
Terrapins edged at Purdue
Maryland fell to 7-2 on the season and 1-1 in Big Ten Conference play Thursday night with a 62-62 loss at the Boilermakers. The Terrapins led by four at halftime, but were outscored 32-26 after the break. Anthony Cowan Jr. paced Maryland with 18 points on 4-of-17 shooting and 8-of-10 at the free throw line. He added He added six assists, five rebounds and two steals. Darryl Morsell added 12 points, four rebounds and two blocked shots.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Ramblers are 1-7 ATS in their last eight versus the Big Ten. Loyola-Chicago is 2-6 ATS in its last eight games overall.
The under is 16-6 in the last 22 Terrapins games overall. Maryland is 29-13-4 ATS in its last 46 Saturday games.
The Terrapins don't have a big win yet this season with their only victory over a top-100 team being at home over Penn State. I can't trust them to defeat a solid Loyola-Chicago squad by double figures in a venue that isn't their usual home arena. Take Loyola-Chicago to bounce back from its recent struggles to keep this one close.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: LOYOLA-CHICAGO +9.5