Loyola Chicago vs Dayton Prediction NCAAB Picks 3/1

Loyola Chicago vs Dayton Prediction NCAAB Picks 3/1

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Dayton Flyers vs. Loyola Chicago Ramblers: Preview and Prediction

Get ready for a highly anticipated matchup between the Dayton Flyers (22-5, 12-3 CONF) and the Loyola Chicago Ramblers (20-8, 12-3 CONF) on March 1, 2024, at 7:00 PM at Joseph J. Gentile Arena in Chicago, IL. Tune in to ESPN2/ESPN+ for what promises to be a thrilling game.


Team Reviews

Dayton Flyers (22-5)

The Dayton Flyers have had an impressive season with a 22-5 record, showcasing their strength in both offense and defense. Led by the scoring prowess of D. Holmes II, the Flyers have been consistent in their performance throughout the season. With recent victories over DAV and FOR, Dayton is determined to maintain their winning momentum against Loyola Chicago.

Last 5 Games:

  • vs DAV: W80-66
  • @ GMU: L71-67
  • vs FOR: W78-70
  • vs DUQ: W75-59
  • @ VCU: L49-47


Loyola Chicago Ramblers (20-8)

The Loyola Chicago Ramblers have also had a commendable season with a 20-8 record, showcasing their competitiveness in the conference. Led by the scoring of P. Alston and solid contributions from B. Norris, the Ramblers have proven to be a tough opponent. Despite a recent loss to SBU, Loyola Chicago is eager to bounce back and secure a crucial win against Dayton.

Last 5 Games:

  • @ SBU: L79-64
  • vs GMU: W80-59
  • @ URI: W77-67
  • vs JOES: W64-59
  • @ GW: W81-73


Dayton vs Loyola Chicago Odds

Team Spread Total Moneyline
Dayton Flyers -1.5 (-115) o136.5 (-115) -125
Loyola Chicago Ramblers +1.5 (-105) u136.5 (-105) +105



Expect a closely contested game between the Dayton Flyers and the Loyola Chicago Ramblers, making the under of 136.5 points the favorable pick. Here's why:

Both teams have demonstrated solid defensive capabilities throughout the season, limiting their opponents' scoring opportunities. With the stakes high in this matchup, expect intense defensive pressure from both sides, leading to a lower-scoring affair.

Additionally, both Dayton and Loyola Chicago prioritize ball control and efficient shot selection, which could result in longer offensive possessions and fewer fast-break opportunities.

Given the evenly matched nature of these teams and their defensive-minded approach, anticipate a game characterized by tough defense and strategic play, resulting in a final score that falls below the projected total.


Pick: Under 136.5 Total Points

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