Looking to win big? The Wildcats and Ramblers face off at 1:00 ET on CBSS. The Ramblers are hosting the game at Joseph J. Gentile Arena in Chicago, IL. This Atlantic 10 conference matchup has an over/under of 136 points, and Loyola Chicago is favored to win by -4.5 at home vs. Davidson.

DAVIDSON WILDCATS VS LOYOLA CHICAGO RAMBLERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Davidson Wildcats +4.5

This game will be played at Joseph J. Gentile Arena at 1:00 ET on Sunday, February 4th.

WHY BET THE DAVIDSON WILDCATS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 73-71 in favor of the Ramblers.
  • Even though we have Loyola Chicago winning straight-up, we like Davidson at +4.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 136 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Taking a Look at the Wildcats Chances on the Road

Davidson heads into their matchup with Loyola Chicago as a 4.5-point underdog. So far this season, the Wildcats have gone 4-5 when they are the underdog. In their last game, they lost to VCU by a score of 63-58.

On the road this season, Davidson has gone 5-4, and they have won their last two games away from home. Over their last 10 games on the road, they have gone 5-5.

Davidson has been a solid team against the spread this season, going 9-9. Their road ATS record is 6-3 and their last 3 road ATS mark is 2-1. As the underdog, the Wildcats are 5-4 vs. the spread this year and 5-5 in their last 10 games as the underdog.

Davidson's over/under record for the season is 8-10, and today's line of 136 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (138.7). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 132 points, which is lower than the season average of 137.9. So far, 10 of their games have finished with more points than today's line.

In their recent matchup, the Davidson offense ended with 58 points against VCU. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 36.5% and made 4 threes. The Davidson offense has been looking to get up shots from outside so far this season, averaging 24.7 three-point attempts per contest. Overall, they have connected on 33% of their looks from outside this season.

In the current season, the Davidson defense has excelled, sitting 67th in the nation by allowing 67.4 points per game. In today's game, the Davidson defense will be looking to once again do a good job defending the three-point line, as they gave up just 4 three-pointers while giving up 63 points.

Pressure Builds for Loyola Chicago as Home Favorites

At home this season, Loyola Chicago has gone 9-4, and they have won their last two games at home. Over their last 10 games at home, they have gone 8-2. For the season, they have been favored in 12 games, going 9-3.

So far this year, the Ramblers have gone 14-7, and they are coming off of a 77-62 win over Saint Louis. In their last five games, they are 4-1.

As the favorite this season, Loyola Chicago has gone 5-7 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Ramblers are just 4-6 ATS. At home this year, Loyola Chicago has a mark of 5-8 vs. the spread.

Today's over/under line of 136 for Loyola Chicago's game against Davidson is lower than the average over/under line in their games this year (143.4). So far, 14 of their games have finished with more points than 136. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total is 134 points.

The Loyola Chicago offense is coming off a game where they scored 77 points against Saint Louis. They posted a field goal percentage of 47.3% and connected on 9 threes. Offensively, the Ramblers hold a season-long field goal percentage of 46%, placing them 131st in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 191st in terms of percentage and 133rd in three-pointers made.

In the current season, the Loyola Chicago defense has excelled, sitting 66th in the nation by allowing 67.4 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.0 threes per game vs. Davidson. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 33.0%.