The CBI Championship between the Loyola-Chicago Ramblers and UL Monroe Warhawks is unique as it is a best-of-three series and these teams went ‘under’ when Loyola won Game 1 in Chicago 65-58. Remeber that game had a posted total of 130 though, so this adjustment of about six points seems extreme. The home/away average splits are right around this number, with the combined average in Loyola road games of 127.0 points good enough to go ‘over’ and the average of Monroe home games of 124.3 practically on this number. However, add in that this tournament is using a 30-second shot clock plus more of a sense of desperation with potential late fouling with this being an elimination game for home-standing Monroe and you can probably bump those averages up a few points. The ‘over’ is 6-2 in Loyola’s last eight road games following three or more home games.
Pick: ‘over’ 124