Last Updated on March 22, 2021

The first loss for a number one seed has happened, as Loyola Chicago upsets the Illinois Fighting Illini in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Loyola Chicago is a cinderella story yet again this year, as Sister Jean and the Loyola Chicago community gets to cheer on the Ramblers for yet another game.

Let’s take a look at Loyola Chicago’s NCAA Tournament odds, who they will face in the Sweet 16, and more.



Loyola Chicago Upsets Illinois, Advances to Sweet 16 against Oregon State

It looks like we know who is this year’s college basketball cinderella story, as Loyola Chicago upsets Illinois to head the Sweet 16. After the Ramblers grinded out a defensive-minded win against the Fighting Illini, they will advance to next weekend’s Sweet 16.

Loyola Chicago will face Oregon State in the Sweet 16, as the Beavers upset Oklahoma State on Sunday night for the right to take on the Ramblers. Let’s take a look at the odds for the Sweet 16 matchup, from DraftKings Sportsbook.

Team Spread Moneyline Total
Oregon State +7 +255 o127
Loyola Chicago -7 -315 u127


Loyola Chicago NCAA Tournament Odds Skyrocket

While the public has bet against Loyola Chicago so far in the NCAA Tournament, the Ramblers have certainly proved the bettors wrong with two straight wins to open the tournament. With that in mind, this means that Loyola obviously becomes one of the top 16 teams left in the tournament, and their odds to win the whole thing have skyrocketed at BetMGM Sportsbook. Let’s take a look.

Round Loyola Chicago Odds to Win NCAA Tournament
Opening Odds +5000
Second Round Odds +3500
Current Odds +1800

The current odds at BetMGM Sportsbook to win the NCAA Tournament have Loyola Chicago at +1800 to win, and they surely will skyrocket leading up to the Sweet 16.


Bet on Loyola Chicago in the Sweet 16 – NCAA Tournament

With Loyola Chicago advancing, they will be a fan favorite in the Sweet 16 for sports bettors. Whether or not they face Oregon State or Oklahoma State, they will be popular amongst bettors. That will mean in many betting markets, not just the Sweet 16 game.

Here’s a look at the betting odds available for Loyola Chicago for the remainder of the NCAA Tournament.

  • Spread
  • Total
  • Moneyline
  • To Win NCAA Tournament
  • To Make Elite 8
  • To Make Final Four
  • Region Winner

Looking for more college basketball odds and picks? Check out these second-round games.


Action Rush Staff