Line on the Loyola Chicago vs. Villanova Game - NCAA Tournament 2022

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Ean Lamb
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Loyola Chicago would be a +6 underdog against Villanova.

Braden Norris had 19 points as Loyola Chicago routed Northern Iowa 66-43 in the Missouri Valley Conference tournament semifinals to advance and play Ohio State in the NCAA Tournament.

Norris made 4 of 6 3-pointers.

Marquise Kennedy had 13 points and six rebounds for Loyola Chicago (24-7). Ryan Schwieger added 12 points. Lucas Williamson had six rebounds.

As a favorite, the Ramblers have gone 24-5 (82.8%) Straight Up this season.

As an away dog, Loyola Chicago is 5-15 Straight Up (25%) since 2016.

Collin Gillespie nailed consecutive late 3-pointers that put No. 8 Villanova ahead for good, and the Wildcats beat Creighton 54-48 to take the Big East Tournament championship Saturday night at Madison Square Garden.

“This is why I came back,” he said as he held his tournament Most Outstanding Player trophy.

Villanova went 8-5 in the regular season against teams ranked in the AP Top 25.

Villanova is 25-3 Straight Up as a favorite this season.

The Wildcats pay $2200 for every $100 bet to win the Championship.

Villanova should win this one on the moneyline.

- Ean Lamb,

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