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The No. 19 Auburn Tigers will take on the Loyola Chicago Ramblers at 2:30 p.m. ET on Thursday at Imperial Arena in the Atlantis Resort. Loyola Chicago is 4-1 on the season, while the Tigers are 3-1. Both teams lost their opening-round matchups in the 2021 Battle 4 Atlantis in gut-wrenching fashion, with Auburn going down in double-overtime to Connecticut and Loyola losing in the final five seconds to Michigan State.

Both teams have proven that they can play at different tempos this season and it will be interesting to see what sort of pace the game is played at. The Tigers are favored by three points in the latest Auburn vs. Loyola Chicago odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 145.5. Before entering any Loyola Chicago vs. Auburn picks, you'll want to see the college basketball predictions from the model at SportsLine.

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Now, the model has set its sights on Auburn vs. Loyola. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several college basketball odds for Loyola vs. Auburn:

  • Auburn vs. Loyola Chicago spread: Auburn -3
  • Auburn vs. Loyola Chicago over-under: 145.5 points
Featured Game | Auburn Tigers vs. Loyola Chicago Ramblers

What you need to know about Auburn

The Tigers overcame a big second-half deficit on Wednesday to force overtime and then closed another to force a second overtime. But they couldn't close the gap in the second overtime as they fell 115-109 to the Connecticut Huskies. Auburn's defeat came about despite a quality game from guard K.D. Johnson, who had 27 points along with five steals.

It was the Georgia transfer's first start after playing off the bench in the first three games of the season and he proved to be the heartbeat of the team, even hitting a difficult layup at the end of regulation to force the first overtime. Johnson is now averaging 18.0 points per game and shooting an impressive 47.6 percent from the 3-point line. He'll be the focus of the Loyola defensive gameplan for good reason, but Auburn has other effective scorers like Jabari Smith and Wendell Green who can hurt them if they're not careful.

What you need to know about Loyola Chicago

As for the Ramblers, they fell in a 63-61 heartbreaker to the Michigan State Spartans in their last outing. The top scorer for Loyola was Lucas Williamson (16 points). The fifth-year senior has been a major contributor and he's already having his most productive season of his career.

Williamson is averaging 11.8 points, 6.0 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game while routinely drawing the toughest wing assignment at the other end of the floor. Loyola also has a rotation that goes 10 deep, with eight players averaging at least 6.6 points per game and that scoring versatility will make them a tough matchup.

How to make Loyola Chicago vs. Auburn picks

The model is leaning over on the total and it's also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in well over 60 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Auburn vs. Loyola Chicago? And which side of the spread hits well over 60 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine now to find out, all from the red-hot model that has crushed its college basketball picks.