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Loyola Ramblers Vs. Wichita State Shockers Preview

Itís not very often that we get to see the Missouri Valley Conference on national television, but the Wichita State Shockers are changing that, and are making a lot of people sit up and take notice, from fans, rivals to the major media sites They will host the Loyola Ramblers at Charles Koch Arena in Wichita on Wednesday, January 27 at 9PM EST. The game can be seen nationally on CBSSN.

How to bet Loyola Ramblers Vs. Wichita State Shockers

The Shockers are on a roll and will likely not have particularly tempting odds as a straight up bet. That doesnít mean you shouldnít play, though, as the game total and point spreads will offer odds that can put a nice little chunk of change in your pocket with a winning ticket.

Why Bet on the Loyola Ramblers

It has not been a particularly memorable year for Loyola of Chicago (9-11, 2-6), as they have mostly been unimpressive from the opening day of the season. They are showing some signs of life, though, and have picked up 2 wins in their last 3 games. While they are not exactly setting the world on fire, itís amazing how a couple of wins, particularly a hard fought one like they had in their last game versus Drake, can help build the confidence on a fragile team. The problem here is that Loyola have yet to face a ranked team, and the wins that they have picked up recently have been against fellow strugglers in the MVC. They are going to find things to be a good deal more difficult versus the Shockers. Loyola of Chicago are averaging 62.6 PPG, and are giving up 62.8 PPG.

Why Bet on the Wichita State Shockers

When you play in a conference that not a lot of people pay that much attention to, you have the ability to sneak up on a lot of opponents. That is going to be a lot more difficult to do now that the Wichita State Shockers (14-5, 8-0) have cracked the top 25 in the NCAA. They come into this one with a perfect 8-0 record in conference play, and were able to break into the realm of the ranked teams by winning 12 of their last 13 games. Wichita State have been blowing out their opponents in the MVC, and it would not be a be a huge shock to see them continue to do so in the coming weeks. The Shockers are averaging 74.2 PPG, and are giving up 61.9 PPG.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

I just donít see any way in which the Loyola Ramblers are going to be able to hang with Wichita State here. I see this one as being a pretty comfortable win for the Shockers.

Loyola Ramblers 57
Wichita State Shockers 70