Fairleigh Dickinson @ Loyola Chicago
What to Know
The Fairleigh Dickinson Knights and the Loyola Chicago Ramblers will face off at 8 p.m. ET November 7th at Joseph J. Gentile Center to kick off their 2022 seasons. Returning after a rocky 4-22 year, Fairleigh Dickinson is aiming to prove that the past does not define them. Loyola Chicago went 25-8 last season and made a brief appearance in the NCAA tournament before losing 54-41 to the Ohio State Buckeyes in the first round.
Two defensive numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: The Knights ranked 351st worst with respect to points allowed per game last season, where the squad gave up 79.2 on average (bottom 101%). Loyola Chicago's defense has more to brag about, as they they were 17th best (top 5%) in points allowed per game, finishing the 2021-2022 season giving up only 61.5 on average.
Since the experts predict a defeat, Fairleigh Dickinson will need to dig deep. We'll soon see whether they can make the experts look bad.
How To Watch
- When: Monday at 8 p.m. ET
- Where: Joseph J. Gentile Center -- Chicago, Illinois
- TV: ESPN Plus
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $6.00
The Ramblers are a big 26.5-point favorite against the Knights, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The line has drifted a bit towards the Ramblers, as the game opened with the Ramblers as a 24.5-point favorite.
This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last seven years.