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Loyola Marymount Lions vs Portland Pilots Odds
Portland looks to cover the Pilots-Lions pointspread on Thursday and improve its overall 8-16 mark when they host Loyola Marymount in college basketball wagering action.
Portland will face the 8-14 Lions, who own a 5-13 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Pilots are 4-10 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Lions are 7-8 favoring the OVER.
The visitors opened as 1.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including . The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 270-ranked Pilots and the No. 209-rated Lions in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 64-59 win for the Lions on Thursday.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Portland has the nation's No. 327-rated offensive output, at 59.4 PPG. The visiting Lions defense ranks No. 286 allowing on average 71.3 PPG. The Pilots FG% has averaged 40.7% so far, less than the Lions marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.3% per game.
Defensively, Loyola Marymount features the nation's No. 288-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.9 points per game. Portland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 299 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Loyola Marymount was a 69-68 loser at home against San Diego. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as favorites. The Lions endured a 69-68 loss at the hands of the Toreros on Monday, despite a 17-point effort from Ayodeji Egbeyemi at Gersten Pavilion.
Portland was a 77-42 loser in their most recent outing on the road against St. Mary's. They failed to cover the 20-point spread as underdogs. Portland was run off the court by the Gaels on Saturday as St. Mary's routed them 77-42 at McKeon Pavilion.
Loyola Marymount Lions Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Gonzaga are 3-7
After playing San Diego are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7
Portland Pilots Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Pepperdine are 6-4
After playing St. Mary's are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7
A few Lions at Pilots trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Loyola Marymount's last 6 games when playing on the road against Portland
Loyola Marymount is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Portland
Loyola Marymount is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Loyola Marymount is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Portland is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Loyola Marymount
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Portland's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Portland's last 6 games when playing at home against Loyola Marymount
Portland is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Loyola Marymount
Loyola Marymount at Gonzaga, Saturday, February 9
Portland home to Pepperdine, Saturday, February 9