La Salle vs. Loyola Chicago Prediction: Picks & Betting Odds – Saturday, March 4, 2023
The La Salle Explorers (13-17, 7-10 A-10) will try to break a four-game losing streak when they host the Loyola Chicago Ramblers (9-20, 3-14 A-10) at 2:00 PM ET on Saturday, March 4, 2023 as 3.5-point favorites. The Ramblers have also lost four games in a row. The point total in the matchup is set at 140.5.
La Salle vs. Loyola Chicago Odds
- La Salle odds to win: -168
- Loyola Chicago odds to win: +143
- Spread: La Salle (-3.5)
- Total: 140.5
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Game Time and Information
- Date: Saturday, March 4, 2023
- Time: 2:00 PM ET
- TV: ESPN+
- Where: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Venue: Tom Gola Arena
Who Will Win La Salle vs. Loyola Chicago?
La Salle and Loyola Chicago Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread
La Salle has a 4-3 record against the spread when favored by 3.5 points or more this season.
In games it has played as at least a 3.5-point underdog this year, Loyola Chicago is 4-9 against the spread.
The Explorers and the Ramblers combine to average 3.9 fewer points per game than the over/under of 140.5 set for this game.
Opponents of the two teams average a combined 5.2 more points per game, 145.7, than this game’s over/under of 140.5 points.
The average total La Salle has had set in matchups this year is 2.3 more points than this outing’s point total.
The average total in Ramblers games this year is 0.9 fewer points than the point total of 140.5 for this outing.
The Explorers’ ATS record is 16-14-0 this season.
The Ramblers are 8-21-0 against the spread this season.
La Salle Stats & Insights
La Salle is being outscored by 3.7 points per game with a -111 scoring differential overall. It puts up 69.5 points per game (235th in college basketball) and gives up 73.2 per outing (273rd in college basketball).
La Salle is 154th in the country at 32.2 rebounds per game. That’s 1.3 fewer than the 33.5 its opponents average.
The Explorers knock down 7.5 three-pointers per game (174th in college basketball), while their opponents have made 7.1 on average.
La Salle averages 88.5 points per 100 possessions on offense (298th in college basketball), and gives up 93.2 points per 100 possessions (233rd in college basketball).
The Explorers are scoring 68.7 points per game in home games. In away games, they are performing better offensively, averaging 71.6 points per contest.
Loyola Chicago Stats & Insights
Loyola Chicago’s -156 scoring differential (being outscored by 5.4 points per game) is a result of putting up 67.1 points per game (300th in college basketball) while allowing 72.5 per contest (251st in college basketball).
Loyola Chicago averages 27.9 rebounds per game (347th in college basketball) while conceding 29.8 per contest to opponents. It is outrebounded by 1.9 boards per game.
Loyola Chicago makes 7.2 three-pointers per game (203rd in college basketball), while its opponents have made 7 on average.
Loyola Chicago ranks 271st in college basketball averaging 90 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively is 322nd, allowing 97.2 points per 100 possessions.
At home the Ramblers are putting up 71.1 points per game, 6.3 more than they are averaging on the road (64.8).
La Salle Key Players to Watch
The leader in points and assists for the Explorers is Khalil Brantley, who scores 14.1 points and dishes out 4.1 assists per game.
Fousseyni Drame is La Salle’s best rebounder, pulling down an average of 5.8 boards in each contest while scoring 9.1 points per game.
The Explorers get the most three-point shooting production out of Josh Nickelberry, who makes 2.3 threes per game.
The La Salle steals leader is Brantley, who averages 1.5 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Drame, who compiles 0.8 rejections per contest.
Loyola Chicago Key Players to Watch
The Ramblers’ leader in scoring and rebounding is Philip Alston with 14.3 points and 5.5 rebounds per game.
Braden Norris’ assist statline leads Loyola Chicago; he records 3.9 assists per game.
Norris is the top shooter from deep for the Ramblers, hitting 2.2 threes per game.
Norris (1.1 steals per game) is the steal leader for Loyola Chicago while Alston (1.1 blocks per game) is the block leader.
La Salle vs. Loyola Chicago Prediction
- Pick ATS:
La Salle (-3.5)
- Pick OU:
La Salle 73, Loyola Chicago 68
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