NCAA hoops odds preview - San Francisco vs. Loyola Marymount
San Francisco Dons vs Loyola Marymount Lions Odds
The Loyola Marymount Lions will be trying to slam the San Francisco Dons on Thursday when the teams tip off at Gersten Pavilion in college betting action.
The Lions bring a 8-18 record (8-14 ATS) to this tilt against the 11-15 Dons, who are 16-6 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Loyola Marymount go 8-11 so far and the Dons go 9-11-1.
Bettors looking to side with Loyola Marymount in this one found them as 2.5-point underdogs earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Lions - Dons odds would favor the Dons if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Loyola Marymount is rated No. 256 in the current Odds Shark poll, while San Francisco is at No. 212. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 69-65 win for the Dons.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Loyola Marymount has the nation's No. 205-rated offensive output, at 66.3 PPG. The visiting Dons defense ranks No. 262 allowing on average 70.2 PPG. The Lions FG% has averaged 40.4% so far, less than the Dons marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.1% per game.
Defensively, San Francisco features the nation's No. 143-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.3 points per game. Loyola Marymount, meanwhile, comes in at No. 206 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for San Francisco, they were a 71-61 loser as they battled Gonzaga at home. They covered in the match as a 12-point underdog. The Dons endured a 71-61 loss at the hands of the Bulldogs on Saturday, despite a 15-point effort from Cole Dickerson at War Memorial Gymnasium.
Loyola Marymount was a 61-50 loser in their most recent outing at home against St. Mary's. They covered the 13.5-point spread as underdogs. Loyola Marymount got 19 points from Anthony Ireland but lost anyway, 61-50, to St. Mary's on Saturday at Gersten Pavilion.
San Francisco Dons Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Pepperdine are 5-5
After playing Gonzaga are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7
Loyola Marymount Lions Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Cal Poly are 3-3
After playing St. Mary's are 6-4
After a loss are 1-9
A few Dons at Lions trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games when playing on the road against Loyola Marymount
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Loyola Marymount's last 5 games when playing at home against San Francisco
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Loyola Marymount's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Loyola Marymount's last 12 games when playing San Francisco
Loyola Marymount is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing San Francisco
San Francisco home to Pepperdine, Saturday, February 23
Loyola Marymount at Cal Poly, Saturday, February 23