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Portland State Vikings vs Loyola Marymount Lions Odds
The Loyola Marymount Lions will try to cover the spread at Gersten Pavilion on Saturday when they get a visit from the Portland State Vikings in NCAA basketball action.
The Vikings will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 1-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Lions are 1-4 ATS. Portland State is 0-0 on the totals; Loyola Marymount is 2-0.
Bettors looking to side with Loyola Marymount in this one found them as 11-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Lions - Vikings odds would favor the Lions if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Loyola Marymount is rated No. 88 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Portland State is at No. 268. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 78-63 win for the Lions.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Loyola Marymount's No. 39-rated squad against Portland State's No. 342-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Loyola Marymount rates No. 65 in the country with 7.6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 285 nationally with 4.5 per match.
Defensively, Portland State features the nation's No. 308-rated defense on the road, allowing 80.7 points per game. Loyola Marymount, meanwhile, comes in at No. 65 nationally in scoring at home.
Portland State was an 81-58 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Oklahoma State. They failed to cover the 21-point spread as underdogs. The Vikings were hammered by Oklahoma State on Sunday, losing by an 81-58 final at Gallagher-Iba Arena in college basketball betting action.
Loyola Marymount lost its last outing, a 73-70 result against Long Beach State on November 29. They failed to cover in that game as a 2.5-point favorite. The Lions got 17 points from Ashley Hamilton, but it was Long Beach State that prevailed in a 73-70 final on Thursday at Gersten Pavilion.
Portland State Vikings Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Oregon State are 4-1
After a loss are 4-6
Loyola Marymount Lions Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Northern Arizona are 1-3
After playing Long Beach State are 6-4
After a loss are 9-1
A few Vikings at Lions trends to consider:
Portland State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Loyola Marymount is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games at home
Loyola Marymount is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Portland State at Oregon State, Wednesday, December 12
Loyola Marymount at Northern Arizona, Wednesday, December 5