Portland Pilots visit Loyola Marymount Lions in college basketball clash
Portland Pilots vs Loyola Marymount Lions Odds
The Loyola Marymount Lions hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the Portland Pilots pay a visit to Gersten Pavilion on the college basketball betting menu.
The Lions are 8-8 so far on the season, and 5-7 ATS vs. the number. The Pilots, meanwhile, are 7-10 and 4-8 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Loyola Marymount go 4-5 and the Pilots go 1-6 on the totals.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 168-ranked Lions and the No. 183-rated Pilots in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 68-64 win for the Lions on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Pilots rank No. 120 in NCAA Division 1 with 36.8 per game. That compares with Loyola Marymount’s No. 69 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Loyola Marymount is college basketball's No. 109-ranked team at 6.8 per game, while the Pilots rate No. 318 with 4.4 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Portland owns the country's No. 182-rated mark, allowing 70.6 points per game on the highway. Loyola Marymount, on the other hand, rates No. 81 in scoring at home.
Portland was a 54-47 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Pepperdine. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as underdogs. Portland got 11 points from Oskars Reinfelds but lost anyway, 54-47, to Pepperdine on Saturday at Firestone Fieldhouse.
Loyola Marymount was an 84-80 winner in their most recent outing at home against Santa Clara. They covered the 6-point spread as underdogs. Anthony Ireland scored 29 points for Loyola Marymount on Thursday, leading the Lions to an 84-80 win over Santa Clara at Gersten Pavilion.
Portland Pilots Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Gonzaga are 7-3
After playing Pepperdine are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4
Loyola Marymount Lions Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing San Diego are 3-7
After playing Santa Clara are 1-9
After a win are 3-7
A few Pilots at Lions trends to consider:
Portland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Loyola Marymount
Portland is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Portland is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Loyola Marymount is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Loyola Marymount is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Portland
Loyola Marymount is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Portland
Loyola Marymount is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing at home against Portland
Portland home to Gonzaga, Thursday, January 17
Loyola Marymount at San Diego, Wednesday, January 16