Who would have thought that the 11-seed Loyola-Chicago Ramblers and the 7-seed Nevada Wolf Pack would be competing against each other in the Sweet 16? One of this team is going to the Elite Eight to continue an improbable pursuit of a title in the National Tournament. Read on for a preview of this intriguing game below and register here to wager with your pick on this big Sweet Sixteen matchup.
Betting Preview for the Loyola Chicago Ramblers vs Nevada Wolfpack Sweet Sixteen College Basketball Game on March 22, 2018
Where: Philips Arena
When: Thursday, March 22, 7:07PM ET
Line: Loyola Chicago Ramblers (n/a) vs Nevada Wolfpack (n/a) – view all NCAA Basketball lines
TV Broadcast: CBS
Betting on the Loyola Chicago Ramblers – March Madness 2018
The Ramblers aren’t just Cinderellas. They are also miracle-makers because how else could anyone explain their two wins in the tournament so far. First there was the buzzer-beating three-point game-winner against Miami (64-62) then came after it the Ramblers’ 62-62 win over Tennessee. The three-point shot has become both a friend and savior for the Ramblers in the tournament, making eight threes against Miami and eight again versus Tennessee. Loyola-Chicago has also held both the Canes and the Vols to around 10 points fewer than those teams’ season averages. It means that Loyola-Chicago’s defense that ranked fourth in the regular season with just 62.0 points allowed per game is legit.
The Ramblers, who shot 50 percent from the field against Tennessee, is 4-0 ATS in its last four games.
Betting on the Nevada Wolfpack – March Madness 2018
When it comes to miracles, Nevada has managed to pull off one in the second round, when the Wolf Pack extricated themselves from a 22-point second-half deficit to take with them a huge 75-73 win over the Cincinnati Bearcats. In the first round, Nevada had to eke out a hard-earned 87-83 overtime win against Texas. Nevada operates a high-scoring offense that is predicated on smooth ball movement. The Wolf Pack scored 83.0 points per game in the regular season and passed the tests laid out by Texas and Cincinnati, which were No. 12 and No. 2 on KenPom’s adjusted defensive efficiency ratings. Loyola-Chicago has a sound defense, but it’s not on the same level of the what the two teams Nevada has beaten so far have. Nevada is sixth on KenPom’s adjusted offensive efficiency.
Sorry Sister Jean, Nevada wins, 78-72.
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