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Loyola Marymount Lions vs St. Mary's Gaels Betting Preview

St. Mary's GaelsLoyola Marymount Lions
Jan 26, 10:00 PM | Gersten Pavilion

St. Mary's Gaels vs Loyola Marymount Lions Odds

19-2TEAM RECORD12-8

The St. Mary's Gaels will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Lions in Loyola Marymount at Gersten Pavilion on Thursday in college basketball action.

The Gaels will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 9-6 ATS against the number this season, while the Lions are 11-6 ATS. St. Mary's is 9-6 on the totals; Loyola Marymount is 9-8.

View St Marys vs Loyola Marymount Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Lions as 6.5-point underdogs in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Lions sit at No. 47 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Gaels sit at No. 20 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Gaels will win this game 86-73.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Loyola Marymount has the nation's No. 121-rated offensive output, at 71.1 PPG. The visiting Gaels defense ranks No. 28 allowing on average 59.9 PPG. The Lions FG% has averaged 42.5% so far, less than the Gaels marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.9% per game.

Defensively, St. Mary's features the nation's No. 47-rated defense on the road, allowing 63.6 points per game. Loyola Marymount, meanwhile, comes in at No. 170 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, St. Mary's was a 93-77 winner on the road against Santa Clara. They covered the 11.5-point spread as favorites. The Gaels got a terrific 26-point effort from Matthew Dellavedova as St. Mary's defeated Santa Clara 93-77 on Saturday at Leavey Center.

Loyola Marymount won its last outing, a 74-62 result against Santa Clara on January 23. They covered in that game as a 1-point underdog. The Lions got a terrific 25-point effort from Anthony Ireland as Loyola Marymount defeated Santa Clara 74-62 on Monday at Leavey Center.

St. Mary's Gaels Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing BYU are 4-0
After playing Santa Clara are 6-4
After a win are 9-1

Loyola Marymount Lions Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Portland are 4-6
After playing Santa Clara are 1-9
After a win are 5-5

A few Gaels at Lions trends to consider:
St. Mary's is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Loyola Marymount
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Mary's last 6 games when playing on the road against Loyola Marymount
St. Mary's is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Mary's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Loyola Marymount's last 6 games when playing at home against St. Mary's
Loyola Marymount is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Loyola Marymount's last 6 games
Loyola Marymount is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against St. Mary's

Next up:
St. Mary's at BYU, Saturday, January 28
Loyola Marymount home to Portland, Saturday, January 28

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