Today I’ll take a look at big games in the Valley, Summit, SoCon and Mountain West. Each of these should go a long way in determining regular season winners in those leagues. Follow me @jorcubsdan on Twitter for injury updates and second half info. All lines used are pulled from 5Dimes at the time of publication.

Loyola Chicago (-2.5) @ Drake

8 p.m. ET

The Ramblers head to Des Moines to take on Drake in an MVC first-place battle that would have been inconceivable in October. Drake hasn’t lost at the Knapp Center all year, but Loyola has won three straight Valley road games.

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