Loyola Chicago @ Saint Louis
Current Records: Loyola Chicago 9-18; Saint Louis 18-10
What to Know
The Loyola Chicago Ramblers have enjoyed the comforts of home their last two games, but now they must head out on the road. Loyola Chicago and the Saint Louis Billikens will face off in an Atlantic 10 battle at 6 p.m. ET Saturday at Chaifetz Arena. Both teams are looking to take out their frustrations on one another after having lost close ones recently.
It was close but no cigar for the Ramblers as they fell 71-69 to the Fordham Rams on Wednesday. Despite the loss, Loyola Chicago got a solid performance out of forward Philip Alston, who had 19 points.
Saint Louis lost a heartbreaker to the Richmond Spiders when they met last February, and they left with a heavy heart again on Tuesday. Saint Louis fell just short of Richmond by a score of 81-78. The Billikens' defeat shouldn't obscure the performances of guard Javonte Perkins, who had 28 points, and guard Yuri Collins, who had nine points and 17 assists.
The Ramblers have to know they'll be fighting an uphill battle given the 12-point spread they are up against. Those betting on them against the spread shouldn't have high expectations for them since the squad is 4-8 ATS when expected to lose.
The losses put Loyola Chicago at 9-18 and Saint Louis at 18-10. A pair of stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Loyola Chicago is worst in college basketball in turnovers per game, with 15.4 on average. Saint Louis has experienced some struggles of their own as they are stumbling into the game with the 15th fewest takeaways in college basketball, having accrued only 10.6 on average. It's possible one of these Achilles' heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 6 p.m. ET
- Where: Chaifetz Arena -- St. Louis, Missouri
- TV: CBS Sports Network
- Live Stream: CBSSports.com or fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Watch on your Phone: CBS Sports App
- Watch on Connected TV: CBS Sports App on Roku and Fire TV
- Ticket Cost: $34.00
The Billikens are a big 12-point favorite against the Ramblers, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 12-point spread, and stayed right there.
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Saint Louis won the only game these two teams have played in the last nine years.
- Jan 18, 2023 - Saint Louis 76 vs. Loyola Chicago 59