Loyola-Chicago vs. Ohio State Prediction

Loyola-Chicago vs. Ohio State, 3/18/22 March Madness Betting Predictions

The first tip-off of Friday’s NCAA Tournament action will feature a 10 seed Loyola-Chicago against a 7 seed Ohio State squad in a pick’em game. From a seeding standpoint, will the Ramblers pull off the upset or is there a better play on the board?

Game Snapshot

771 Loyola-Chicago Ramblers (PK) vs. 772 Ohio State Buckeyes (PK); o/u 133

12:15 p.m. ET, PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, PA


Ohio State Buckeyes DFS Snapshot

E.J. Liddell totaled 25 points (6-14 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 11-13 FT), eight rebounds, one assist and two blocks in 37 minutes during Thursday's 71-68 loss to Penn State. Liddell paced the Buckeyes in scoring and rebounds in Thursday's matchup, but the team fell just short of advancing in the Big Ten Tournament. The junior has at least 16 points and eight rebounds in each of his last four appearances, and he's averaged 21.8 points and 10.8 rebounds in 36.3 minutes per game during that time.

March Madness Betting Prediction

The Ramblers have covered in four of their last five games overall, are 6-2 against the number in their last eight NCAA Tournament games and are 5-0 at the window in their last five neutral site games. On the other side, the Buckeyes are just 1-10 against the spread in their last 11 NCAA Tournament games and have failed to cover in four of their last five games overall.


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