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Loyola Chicago vs. Ohio State – NCAA Tournament First Round – Predictions, Betting Lines, Odds and Trends

The No. 7 Ohio State Buckeyes (19-11) are 1.5-point underdogs to advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament when they play the No. 10 Loyola Chicago Ramblers (25-7) on Friday. Here are some insights into this 7-10 matchup in the South Regional Region bracket that tips off at 12:15 PM.

Loyola Chicago vs. Ohio State Predictions

Loyola Chicago vs. Ohio State Betting Odds

Loyola Chicago vs Ohio State Betting Information
Favorite Spread Total
Loyola Chicago -1.5 132.5 points

Loyola Chicago vs. Ohio State Last 10 Games

  • Loyola Chicago is 7-3 overall and 5-5-0 against the spread over its last 10 games.
  • The final score of the last 10 Loyola Chicago games has gone over the set total four times.
  • The past 10 Ramblers games averaged 132.5 points, which equals this matchup’s point total.
  • Over their past 10 games, the Ramblers have scored 0.7 fewer points per contest compared to their season-long scoring average.
  • Ohio State is 4-6 overall and 5-5-0 against the spread over its past 10 games.
  • Ohio State and its opponents have hit the over in five of the past 10 games.
  • The last 10 Buckeyes games averaged 140.8 total points, 8.3 more points than this matchup’s point total.
  • During their past 10 games, the Buckeyes have scored 2.5 fewer points per contest compared to their 73.8 PPG season-long scoring average.

Loyola Chicago vs. Ohio State Betting Trends

  • Loyola Chicago has covered the spread 13 times in 30 games with a set spread.
  • The Ramblers have an ATS record of 12-15-1 when playing as at least 1.5-point favorites.
  • This season, Loyola Chicago’s games have hit the over 17 times out of 30 chances.
  • The 73.8 points per game the Ramblers score are 5.3 more points than the Buckeyes give up (68.5).
  • When Loyola Chicago totals more than 68.5 points, it is 8-10 against the spread and 17-3 overall.
  • Ohio State has covered the spread in a game 15 times this season (15-15-0).
  • In games they were an underdog in by 1.5 points or more so far this season, the Buckeyes went 5-2 against the spread.
  • Ohio State games have finished with a final combined score above the over/under 18 times this season.
  • The Buckeyes put up an average of 73.8 points per game, 12.1 more points than the 61.7 the Ramblers allow.
  • Ohio State is 14-10 against the spread and 18-8 overall when it scores more than 61.7 points.

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Loyola Chicago vs. Ohio State Over/Under Trends

  • Loyola Chicago and its opponents have combined to outscore Friday’s total of 132.5 points 17 times this season.
  • A total of 23 of Ohio State’s games ended with a combined score over 132.5 points this season.
  • Together, the two teams combine for 147.6 points per game, 15.1 points more than the over/under of 132.5 for this game.
  • The 130.2 points per game these two teams allow to opponents on average this season are 2.3 fewer than the 132.5 total in this contest.
  • The Ramblers have seen a 135.2 average over/under in their games this season, 2.7 points more than the over/under in this matchup.
  • Buckeyes’ games have a total points bet of 139.0 points this season, 6.5 points more than the over/under for this matchup.

Loyola Chicago Team Leaders

  • Lucas Williamson: 14 PTS, 1.3 STL, 45.1 FG%, 39.6 3PT% (72-for-182)
  • Braden Norris: 10.3 PTS, 1.1 STL, 44.3 FG%, 43.5 3PT% (64-for-147)
  • Aher Uguak: 9.1 PTS, 51 FG%, 33.8 3PT% (24-for-71)
  • Chris Knight: 7.7 PTS, 63.2 FG%
  • Ryan Schwieger: 9.2 PTS, 44.9 FG%, 39.3 3PT% (46-for-117)

Ohio State Team Leaders

  • E.J. Liddell: 19.6 PTS, 7.9 REB, 2.5 BLK, 49.2 FG%, 37.6 3PT% (44-for-117)
  • Malaki Branham: 13.3 PTS, 49 FG%, 42 3PT% (34-for-81)
  • Jamari Wheeler: 7.4 PTS, 1.2 STL, 46.8 FG%, 39.8 3PT% (37-for-93)
  • Zed Key: 8.1 PTS, 57.4 FG%
  • Kyle Young: 8.2 PTS, 51.5 FG%, 32.6 3PT% (15-for-46)

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