In a First Round NCAA Tournament game, the (7) Ohio State Buckeyes will face off with the (10) Loyola Chicago Ramblers in the South Region. Let’s take a look at the top college basketball betting odds, picks, bracketology, betting trends and KenPom Rankings, then give our Ohio State vs Loyola Chicago prediction for the game today.
Ohio State vs Loyola Chicago | NCAA Tournament Bracketology
2022 NCAA Tournament
No. 7 Ohio State Buckeyes (19-11) vs. No. 10 Loyola Chicago Ramblers (25-7)
Date: Friday, March 18, 2022
Time: 12:15 PM EST
Venue: PPG Paints Arena — Pittsburgh, PA
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Ohio State vs Loyola Chicago College Basketball Betting Picks and Odds
Point Spread: OSU: PK (-110) | LUC: PK (-110)
Total: 132.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
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KenPom Rankings | Bracketology
KenPom Rankings are from KenPom.com
Ohio State vs Loyola Chicago College Basketball Betting Trends
- Ohio State is 1-4 against the spread (ATS) in its last five games.
- The OVER is 5-2 in Ohio State’s last seven games.
- Ohio State is 1-4 straight up in its last five games.
- Loyola Chicago is 4-1 ATS in its last five games.
- The UNDER is 5-1 in Loyola’s last six games.
- Loyola Chicago is 5-1 straight up in its last six games.
Ohio State vs Loyola Chicago Prediction | March Madness Picks and Bracketology
This is a strength versus weakness matchup. Ohio State has an efficient offense, while Loyola Chicago has a stingy defense. Of course, part of this is a product of who they played.
On the other side of things, Ohio State has a poor defense while Loyola Chicago has some strong shooters. The Buckeyes are also stumbling into the NCAA Tournament, losing four of their past five games, including losses to Penn State, Nebraska and Maryland.
The power of prayer should get Loyola Chicago to the next round. They’ll be able to score against Ohio State.
Our college basketball betting Ohio State vs Loyola Chicago prediction tonight will be Loyola Chicago covers the spread at BetUS.
For what it’s worth, the ESPN Matchup Predictor gives Ohio State a 51.5% chance to win.