Oral Roberts Golden Eagles vs Loyola Marymount Lions Odds
Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Sullivan Arena Thursday as host Loyola Marymount looks to handle the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles in NCAA hoops action.
Sullivan Arena is the location for this game, which makes it a neutral-site matchup.
The Lions bring a 2-1 record (0-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 2-1 Golden Eagles, who are 0-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Loyola Marymount go 0-0 so far and the Golden Eagles go 0-0.
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Loyola Marymount Lions as 1-point underdogs in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Lions sit at No. 66 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Golden Eagles sit at No. 197 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Lions will win this game 84-79.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Loyola Marymount's No. 42-ranked scoring average of 80.7 PPG, against a Golden Eagles defense rated No. 67 and allowing 59 PPG. The Lions FG% has averaged 46.6% to date this season, less than the Golden Eagles shooters have managed so far (48.4% per game).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Oral Roberts owns the country's No. 165-rated mark, allowing 68 points per game on the highway. Loyola Marymount, on the other hand, rates No. 2 in scoring at home.
Oral Roberts was a 69-67 winner in its last match on the road against Pacific. Warren Niles went off for 26 points and added 5 rebounds, leading Oral Roberts over Pacific, 69-67, on Monday at Spanos Center.
Loyola Marymount was a 76-73 winner in its last match on the road against CS Bakersfield. The Lions got a terrific 26-point effort from Anthony Ireland as Loyola Marymount defeated CS Bakersfield 76-73 on Saturday at Rabobank Arena.
Loyola Marymount Lions Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 1-9
Before playing Long Beach State are 4-6
After playing CS Bakersfield are 2-3
After a win are 5-5
A few Golden Eagles at Lions trends to consider:
Loyola Marymount is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games
Oral Roberts home to Oklahoma, Wednesday, November 28
Loyola Marymount home to Long Beach State, Thursday, November 29