Loyola Chicago vs Oregon State Bet: 2021 March Madness Sweet 16 Pick & Prediction

Last Updated: Mar 26, 2021

Loyola Chicago vs Oregon State Bet: 2021 March Madness Sweet 16 Pick. The first weekend of the NCAA Tournament is in the books and we are onto the Sweet 16! To show just how much madness we have seen thus far, we have a matchup between Loyola Chicago and Oregon State. If this part of your bracket is still all green, props to you.

Loyola Chicago went through Georgia Tech and top-seeded Illinois during the first weekend. Oregon State also had a tough path to the Sweet 16, defeating both Tennessee and Oklahoma State.

Nobody thought we would be seeing an 8-seed face off against a 12-seed. Let’s take a look at this Loyola Chicago vs Oregon State matchup.

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Loyola Chicago vs. Oregon State Bet: 2021 March Madness Sweet 16

Loyola Chicago Ramblers (-6.5) vs. Oregon State Beavers

Loyola Chicago -6.5 (-110) at BetMGM

(Odds current as of Tuesday, March 23.)

Is anyone more surprised to see Oregon State here than … Oregon State? I don’t want to take anything away from the Beavers, since they controlled their own destiny and they ran the table. They have been an underdog in 13 of their previous 14 games. Oregon State has won eight of their last nine games.

However, their hot stretch ends here.

The Pac-12 is enjoying a nice little run in the tournament, but defense will prevail in this game. Loyola is the top-rated defense in the entire country, per KenPom. When you play at a slow pace like both of these teams do, every possession counts and the Beavers will fail on too many of them against this Ramblers defense.

The offense of Loyola is also scoring in many different ways right now. Whether it’s outside shooting, post-ups or penetration in the lane, the Ramblers are getting buckets.

Even if your bracket is already busted, you can still get in the game. After getting our Loyola Chicago vs Oregon State betting tips, read all of our 2021 March Madness betting picks and 2021 NCAA Tournament predictions.


Zach Brunner

Zach Brunner has worked in the fantasy sports and sports betting industries for almost a decade now. He is the owner of FlurrySports and has experience working with FantasyPros, Awesemo, BetWay and other sites. Living in Wisconsin, when Zach isn't drinking beer or shoveling snow, he loves all things Wisconsin sports and UFC.

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