Loyola Chicago @ Southern Illinois
Current Records: Loyola Chicago 15-3; Southern Illinois 10-10
What to Know
The Loyola Chicago Ramblers have enjoyed the comforts of home their last two games, but now they must head out on the road. Loyola Chicago and the Southern Illinois Salukis will face off in a Missouri Valley battle at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday at Banterra Center. The Ramblers should still be riding high after a win, while SIU will be looking to right the ship.
The Salukis are out to make up for these teams' contest on Tuesday. Loyola Chicago took down SIU 59-47. Loyola Chicago's guard Lucas Williamson looked sharp as he had 20 points.
Loyola Chicago is the favorite in this one, with an expected 5.5-point margin of victory. The odds have been favorable for them against the spread on the road this season, even if it's been tough sledding overall. They are 3-1 ATS in away games but only 8-9 all in all.
The Ramblers are now 15-3 while the Salukis sit at 10-10. A pair of offensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Loyola Chicago comes into the game boasting the 11th highest field goal percentage in college basketball at 49.20%. Less enviably, SIU is 25th worst in college basketball in points per game, with only 64.2 on average. So the cards are definitely stacked against SIU.
How To Watch
- When: Thursday at 8 p.m. ET
- Where: Banterra Center -- Carbondale, Illinois
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Ramblers are a solid 5.5-point favorite against the Salukis, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Ramblers as a 6-point favorite.
Loyola Chicago have won nine out of their last 15 games against Southern Illinois.
- Jan 25, 2022 - Loyola Chicago 59 vs. Southern Illinois 47
- Mar 05, 2021 - Loyola Chicago 73 vs. Southern Illinois 49
- Feb 27, 2021 - Loyola Chicago 65 vs. Southern Illinois 58
- Feb 26, 2021 - Loyola Chicago 60 vs. Southern Illinois 52
- Jan 29, 2020 - Southern Illinois 68 vs. Loyola Chicago 63
- Jan 16, 2020 - Loyola Chicago 64 vs. Southern Illinois 48
- Feb 24, 2019 - Southern Illinois 63 vs. Loyola Chicago 53
- Jan 27, 2019 - Loyola Chicago 75 vs. Southern Illinois 50
- Feb 21, 2018 - Loyola Chicago 75 vs. Southern Illinois 56
- Jan 17, 2018 - Loyola Chicago 79 vs. Southern Illinois 65
- Mar 03, 2017 - Southern Illinois 55 vs. Loyola Chicago 50
- Feb 25, 2017 - Southern Illinois 72 vs. Loyola Chicago 70
- Feb 04, 2017 - Southern Illinois 67 vs. Loyola Chicago 61
- Feb 06, 2016 - Loyola Chicago 73 vs. Southern Illinois 59
- Dec 30, 2015 - Southern Illinois 72 vs. Loyola Chicago 62
Injury Report for Southern Illinois
- Ben Harvey: Game-Time Decision (Upper Body)
Injury Report for Loyola Chicago
- Marquise Kennedy: Game-Time Decision (Undisclosed)