Free CBB Pick: Bulldogs vs. Ramblers NCAAB Odds
Looking for Drake Bulldogs vs. Loyola Chicago Ramblers NCAA basketball free picks & CBB odds? CBB betting sees the Bulldogs taking on the Ramblers on Sunday, March 7th, 2021, at Enterprise Center in St.Louis, Missouri. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all college basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily basketball predictions like this Drake Loyola Chicago matchup.
2021 NCAA Basketball Handicapping
(24-3) Drake Bulldogs vs. Loyola Chicago Ramblers (23-4)
Date: Sunday, March 7th, 2021
Time: 2:20 PM ET
Venue: Enterprise Center in St. Louis, Missouri
Moneyline Odds: Bulldogs (+310), Ramblers (-320)
Betting Odds: Loyola Chicago -7.5
Betting Total: O/U 126
Two of the best mid-majors this season in college basketball with a clash in their conference tournament with the Drake Bulldogs taking on the Loyola Chicago Ramblers in the Missouri-Valley Championship game.
Drake defeated Missouri State 71-69 on a miraculous layup by Joseph Yesefu with 1 second left in regulation to move into the championship game, while Loyola has been steamrolling their competition with two double-digit victories en route to the title game.
The Bulldogs shot 43% from the field against the Bears, and they were just 3/19 from long range. Those are not good numbers, and it will not be easier in this one as the Ramblers have the top defense in the nation. Leading their attack was Joseph Yesufu, who had 25 points, while Tremell Murphy had 20.
With Shaq Hemphill and Romello Penn out the Bulldogs are going to need Murphy and Yesufu to step up big time. When they faced off earlier in the season Penn chipped in 15 points in the two games and even had a couple of big threes down the stretch to help push the game to overtime for the Dogs so his loss is going to be huge for Drake. Yesufu was only 5/16 from the field in the first two games when they faced the Ramblers and he is going to need to improve those numbers with the team leaning on him for offense right now.
Drake enters this game ranked 41st in scoring at 78.1 ppg, 10th in shooting (49.8%), 39th in three-point shooting (37.3%), and 178th in free throw shooting at 70.6%. On defense, they are 37th in points allowed, giving up 64.1 ppg, 85th in defensive FG% (41.6%), and 39th in three-point defense (30.5%).
Loyola Chicago Ramblers
Loyola Chicago is seeking to make its first tournament since their crazy run to the final four in 2018. The Ramblers come into this game on a five-game winning streak with their only loss in the last 17 games coming to these Bulldogs on their home court the last time they played.
The Ramblers are led by senior big man Cameron Krutwig who was on the final four team the last time they made the tournament. He averages 14.8 points per game and facilitates the entire Rambler offense. He also leads the team on the boards with 6.7 rebounds per game.
Porter Moser’s squad enters this game ranked 172nd in the nation in scoring at 71.6 ppg, 5th in shooting (50.4%), 100th in three-point shooting (35.4%), and 159th in free throw shooting at 71.4%. On defense, they are 1st in the entire country in points allowed, giving up 55.7 ppg, 42nd in defensive FG% (40.7%), and 115th in three-point defense (32.6%).
The Ramblers have been the best defensive team in the nation this year, and they enter this game having allowed 58 points or less in 17 straight games. They have allowed 51.6 ppg over their 16-1 game stretch.
- Drake is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games.
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Drake’s last 6 games.
- Drake is 6-1 SU in their last 7 games.
- Drake is 3-6 ATS in their last 9 games against Loyola-Chicago.
- Drake is 2-7 SU in their last 9 games against Loyola-Chicago.
- Loyola-Chicago is 3-6 ATS in their last 9 games.
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Loyola-Chicago’s last 6 games.
- Loyola-Chicago is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games.
- The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Loyola-Chicago’s last 9 games against Drake.
Free Drake Bulldogs vs. Loyola Chicago Ramblers NCAAB Prediction:
Unfortunately, for the Drake Bulldogs, I think that their miracle season will come to an end today. After being picked to finish last in the conference the Bulldogs have rallied behind coach Darian DeVries and have put themselves one win away from an automatic NCAA Tournament Bid, but they will have to get through the Ramblers to get there. The two teams split the season series between each other and there was a bunch of bad blood after the final game. Look for Loyola Chicago to overpower the interior against the Bulldog’s because without Tank Hemphill the Bulldogs have been very vulnerable in the paint. Porter Moser will have his team ready to go for this rematch after getting pretty much heckled off the court. Give me the Ramblers in the revenge spot to blow the doors of the Bulldogs without Hemphill and Penn.
4* Free NCAA College Basketball Betting Pick: Loyola Chicago -7.5
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