Illinois vs Loyola Chicago: College Basketball Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – March 21, 2021

Posted By Staff on March 20, 2021

A pair of hot teams square off when the No. 1 Illinois Fighting Illini (23-6) host the No. 8 Loyola Chicago Ramblers (24-4) on Sunday, March 21, 2021 at 12:10 PM ET. The Ramblers are underdogs and will try to keep their eight-game win streak intact against the Fighting Illini, also winners of eight straight. The matchup has a point total of .

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of March 20, 2021, 2:10 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

Illinois Betting Information

  • The Fighting Illini have covered the spread more often than not this season, compiling a record ATS of 18-9-1.
  • The Fighting Illini have an even record against the spread when favored by at least 7 points, going 6-6-1 this season.
  • In 53.6% of their games this season (15/28), the Fighting Illini and their opponents have outscored the set over/under.
  • The Fighting Illini defeated Drexel 78-49 and covered the spread as 22.5-point favorites, while falling short of the 143 point total in their last contest on Friday. Kofi Cockburn racked up a team-high 18 points in the victory.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

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Illinois Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Ayo Dosunmu 27 20.6 6.5 5.4 1.1 0.2 1.1
Kofi Cockburn 30 17.6 9.5 0.2 0.3 1.3 0.0
Trent Frazier 30 10.4 2.8 2.7 1.3 0.1 1.8
Andre Curbelo 30 9.1 4.0 4.1 0.9 0.1 0.2
Adam Miller 30 8.3 2.8 0.8 0.6 0.0 1.7

Loyola Chicago Betting Information

  • Loyola Chicago has routinely covered the spread this season with a record ATS of 17-9-1.
  • As at least a 7-point underdog, the Ramblers often meet expectations with a 13-6-1 record against the spread.
  • 50% of Loyola Chicago’s 27 games this season have gone over the over/under.
  • The Ramblers knocked off Georgia Tech 71-60 in their last contest on Friday. Lucas Williamson racked up a team-high 21 points to lead the team to the victory. They were favored by 5.5 points and covered the spread, and the teams combined to go over the 124 point total.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Loyola Chicago Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Cameron Krutwig 28 14.9 6.7 2.9 1.1 1.2 0.0
Lucas Williamson 29 8.6 3.9 2.2 1.4 0.1 1.5
Braden Norris 29 8.4 2.9 3.1 0.6 0.2 1.8
Keith Clemons 28 7.5 1.5 1.5 0.8 0.0 1.4
Aher Uguak 29 7.5 4.2 1.3 0.9 0.0 0.4

Total Facts

  • In Illinois’ matchups this season, the Fighting Illini and their opponents have exceeded Sunday’s over/under of 133 points 25 times (83.3% of opportunities).
  • 11 Loyola Chicago games this year (37.9% of its matchups) ended with a final score higher than Sunday’s over/under of 133 points.
  • The Fighting Illini average 81.3 points per game against the Ramblers’ 71.5, amounting to 19.8 points over the contest’s over/under of 133.
  • The 124.3 points per game these two teams surrender to opponents on average this season are 8.7 fewer than the 133 over/under in this contest.
  • This season, the average total for Fighting Illini games is 149.9 points, 16.9 more than the over/under of 133 points for this contest.
  • A difference of 5.8 points separates this game’s over/under (133 points) and the average total points bet in Ramblers games (127.2 points) this season.

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