Loyola Marymount Lions home to Mississippi Rebels in NCAA Basketball betting action

Mississippi RebelsLoyola Marymount Lions
Dec 19, 11:00 PM | Gersten Pavilion

Mississippi Rebels vs Loyola Marymount Lions Odds

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Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Wednesday when the Loyola Marymount Lions try to run the Mississippi Rebels off the court at Gersten Pavilion in college hoops action.

Loyola Marymount battles the Rebels, currently sitting with a 7-1 mark (3-0 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 3-1 for the Lions and 1-1 for the Rebels.

View Mississippi vs Loyola Marymount Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Lions were listed as 6-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Lions sit at No. 150 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Rebels sit at No. 15 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Rebels will win this game 97-79.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Loyola Marymount's No. 48-ranked scoring average of 76.8 PPG, against a Rebels defense rated No. 33 and allowing 57.9 PPG. The Lions FG% has averaged 44.5% to date this season, less than the Rebels shooters have managed so far (45.3% per game).

Defensively, Mississippi features the nation's No. 89-rated defense on the road, allowing 65 points per game. Loyola Marymount, meanwhile, comes in at No. 92 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Mississippi, they were a 77-55 winner as they battled East Tennessee State at home. The battle between the Rebels and Buccaneers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as East Tennessee State was handed a 77-55 defeat on Friday at Tad Smith Coliseum.

Loyola Marymount was a 92-86 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Northern Arizona. They covered the 2-point spread as favorites. The Lumberjacks were burned for 28 points by Anthony Ireland on Wednesday as the Lions put another game in the win column, 92-86, at Walkup Skydome.

Mississippi Rebels Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
After playing East Tennessee State are 1-1
After a win are 8-2

Loyola Marymount Lions Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Saint Louis are 1-0
After playing Northern Arizona are 1-3
After a win are 3-7

A few Rebels at Lions trends to consider:
Mississippi is 5-17 SU in its last 22 games on the road
Loyola Marymount is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games at home
Loyola Marymount is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games

Next up:
Mississippi at Indiana State, Saturday, December 22
Loyola Marymount at Saint Louis, Saturday, December 22

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