Three years ago, an elderly nun became a national sensation. Sister Jean, age 101, remains the Loyola of Chicago Team Chaplain. And she is winning over a lot of converts. At least from a March Madness betting perspective. Loyola Chicago advanced to the Sweet 16 miraculously. Last Sunday, they shocked the nation with a win over the top-seed Illinois Fighting Illini. Coach Peter Moser and the Ramblers were the better team. It was no fluke. So too is Oregon State on a Cinderella run. This is the first Sweet Sixteen for the Beavers since 1982.
Loyola Chicago Ramblers vs. Oregon State Beavers Betting Information
Loyola Chicago vs. Oregon State CashBet Wagering Analysis
On this occasion, Loyola Chicago is going to be in a rare sportsbook role. Public sentiment and some familiarity will make the Ramblers the public choice. Casual gamblers are totally caught up in the Sister Jean thing. Compared to Oregon State, the Ramblers are the better-known brand. Thus, wise guys are giving Oregon State a hard look. Incredibly enough, the Beavers may be getting an enhanced price. Cause by oddsmakers awareness of the Loyola Chicago popularity with the masses. Oregon State is one of the most profitable teams on the board in 2020-21. Stealth success attracts sharps.
Ramblers Ripping-Off Payout Window
First-round action saw Loyola Chicago beat Georgia Tech 71-60 as 5-point chalk. Illinois lost to the Ramblers 71-58 as 7-point favorites in the next round. Loyola Chicago has strong 2021 March Madness betting momentum. To illustrate, the Ramblers have gotten the money in five straight games. Loyola Chicago now stands as 26-4 straight up, 18-9-1 against the spread, and 13-15 under the total. National metrics show the Ramblers ranked 174th for scoring and 1st for points allowed. Loyola Chicago ranks 4th for defensive rebounding and 5th for field goal percentage.
Namely, Senior center Cameron Krutwig leads Loyola Chicago. Krutwig is averaging 15.0 points and 6.9 rebounds per game. This is the third straight year that Krutwig has averaged 14.8 points per game or better. So too was he named 2021 Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year.
Gamblers Leave it to Beavers
Oregon State stunned Tennessee for a 70-56 win as 8.5-point dogs in round one. Following that was an 80-70 bet on NCAA basketball upset over Oklahoma State as 6-point dogs. Oregon State is on fire with 12 payouts in their last 13 games. Seven of their last eight games cleared the total. Now OSU is 19-12 straight up, 20-9-1 against the spread, and 18-12 over the total. Oregon State ranks 213th in the nation for scoring and 116th for points allowed.
First for Oregon State scorers is senior guard Ethan Thompson with 15.6 points per game. Thompson scored 26 points in the win over Oklahoma State.
Loyola Chicago vs. Oregon State Against the Spread
In sum, Oregon State is 15-5 against the spread as dogs. OSU has paid in five straight neutral court games. And in non-conference action, Oregon State is 4-3 on the board.
OSU is 13-7 over the total as dogs. So too are the Beavers 4-1 to the over on neutral courts. In non-conference games, Oregon State is 4-3 to the over.
Loyola Chicago is 17-8 against the spread as chalk. Further, the Ramblers are 5-1 on the board in neutral court action. And the Ramblers are 5-2 vs. the spread in non-conference matchups.
Loyola Chicago is 12-14 under the total as chalk. Meanwhile, the Ramblers are 5-2 over the total in non-conference games. On neutral courts, the Ramblers are 4-2 to the over.
Loyola Chicago vs. Oregon State CashBet Free Pick
As mentioned earlier, Oregon State is providing massive 2021 March Madness betting value.
Loyola Chicago vs. Oregon State CashBet Best Bet:
Oregon State Beavers
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