Loyola Marymount Lions visit Cal Poly Mustangs in NCAA Basketball wagering battle
Loyola Marymount Lions vs Cal Poly Mustangs Odds
Cal Poly looks to cover the Mustangs-Lions pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 12-12 mark when they host Loyola Marymount in college basketball wagering action.
Supporters of the Lions have watched them go 8-19 and 8-15 ATS on the year, while the Mustangs are at 12-12 and 13-8-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Mustangs are 8-11, while the Lions have a 8-12 mark.
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Mustangs as 9.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Mustangs at No. 216 and the Lions at No. 256 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 68-63 result in favor of the Mustangs.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Cal Poly has the nation's No. 226-rated offensive output, at 65.7 PPG. The visiting Lions defense ranks No. 255 allowing on average 69.8 PPG. The Mustangs FG% has averaged 41.5% so far, more than the Lions marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.2% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Loyola Marymount owns the country's No. 248-rated mark, allowing 72.6 points per game on the highway. Cal Poly, on the other hand, rates No. 129 in scoring at home.
Loyola Marymount lost its last outing, a 61-59 result against San Francisco on February 21. They failed to cover in that game as a 1-point underdog. Anthony Ireland scored 21 points in a futile effort to lead the Lions to a win (they lost 61-59 to San Francisco at Gersten Pavilion on Thursday).
Cal Poly was a 77-60 loser in their most recent outing on the road against CS Fullerton. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as underdogs. Cal Poly suffered a 77-60 loss against CS Fullerton on Wednesday, getting 13 points from Chris O'Brien in a losing effort at Titan Gym.
Loyola Marymount Lions Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Santa Clara are 4-6
After playing San Francisco are 5-5
After a loss are 0-10
Cal Poly Mustangs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing CS Northridge are 9-1
After playing CS Fullerton are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4
A few Lions at Mustangs trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Loyola Marymount's last 7 games on the road
Loyola Marymount is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Cal Poly is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cal Poly's last 7 games
Loyola Marymount at Santa Clara, Thursday, February 28
Cal Poly at CS Northridge, Thursday, February 28