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Dayton vs Loyola Chicago NCAAB Prediction: Under Looks Strong

The No. 21 Dayton Flyers head on the road for a pivotal Atlantic 10 matchup with the Loyola Chicago Ramblers as the teams attempt to grab sole possession of second place. The game will be played at Joseph J. Gentile Arena in Chicago. Dayton is currently a one-point favorite and the over/under is set at 136½.


Dayton vs. Loyola Chicago NCAAB Prediction: Under Looks Strong
Dayton vs. Loyola Chicago NCAAB Prediction: Under Looks Strong

Dayton vs Loyola Chicago Game Information

  1. Game: Dayton (22-5, 12-3 A-10) vs Loyola Chicago (20-8, 12-3)
  2. Date/Time: March 1, 9 p.m. ET
  3. Location: Joseph J. Gentile Arena, Chicago
  4. Dayton vs Loyola Chicago Live Stream: TBS.com


The Dayton Flyers will look to end their recent road woes, but doing so will be a tall task against a Loyola Chicago team that’s been great at home this year. The over/under has the potential to be a great college basketball bet for March 1, and if recent history proves true, there’s a decent chance a Top 25 team falls in this matchup.


Dayton vs Loyola Chicago Odds and Spread

  1. Loyola is 4-1 ATS in its last five games.
  2. The over is 2-3 in Loyola’s last five games.
  3. Dayton is 2-3 ATS in its last five games.
  4. The over is 3-2 in Dayton’s last five games and has hit in three straight.
  5. Loyola is 9-8 ATS at home.
  6. Dayton is 6-4-1 ATS on the road.
  7. Loyola is 5-5 ATS as an underdog.
  8. The over is 3-12-2 in Loyola’s home games.

Dayton-Loyola Chicago O/U: Take Under 136½

While we’ve seen instances where Dayton andLoyola Chicago can put decent points on the board, both teams boast strong defensive numbers. Dayton allows just 64.6 points per game, while Loyola Chicago checks in at 67.6. Beyond that, neither team averages more than 74 points per game offensively, and Loyola’s defense has more than done its job at home this year, with the over hitting only three times in 17 games. I’m taking the under 136½ with the expectation that the high stakes of this game result in even more defensive production.

Dayton vs Loyola Chicago ATS: Go With Loyola Chicago

Although Dayton has rightfully earned their Top 25 ranking this season, the road concerns still loom large and make this an interesting college basketball bet for Friday. The Flyers have lost just five games this season, but four of the five were in legitimate road environments and the fifth was away from home during an early-season tournament. Dayton enters this game having lost back-to-back road games and three of the last four.

While all three losses came against teams in the A-10 well above the .500 mark (Richmond, VCU and George Mason), traveling to face a motivated and talented Loyola Chicago team is going to be a tall task. Both teams are tied for second in the conference, so a win here would be huge and could bolster both teams’ NCAA tournament resumes. I think Loyola Chicago’s homecourt advantage will make a big impact here.

As for Loyola, they’ve lost just two true home games all season, including a two-point loss to Richmond on Jan. 9 and an early-season loss to UIC.

Dayton vs Loyola Chicago ML: Target Loyola Chicago

Getting the point for Loyola is fine as well, and in turn, it’s not going to allow for much if you take the on the moneyline. But with that said, if the odds are there and look at all favorable, it’s certainly worth targeting the Ramblers to win the game outright if you’re taking them +1 regardless.

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Dayton vs Loyola Chicago Prediction

Loyola Chicago Ramblers 67, Dayton Flyers 64



Questions of the Day

Who is Dayton’s leading scorer?

Junior forward DaRon Holmes II averages 19.96 points per game.

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At least two in Richmond and Dayton, but Loyola Chicago could serve notice with a victory on Friday.

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