Loyola Marymount Lions vs San Francisco Dons Odds
The San Francisco Dons host Loyola Marymount on Saturday, looking to build on their 7-11 mark against the 8-10 Lions in college hoops action at War Memorial Gymnasium.
Supporters of the Lions have watched them go 8-10 and 5-9 ATS on the year, while the Dons are at 7-11 and 9-5 ATS. In totals betting, the Dons are 5-7-1, while the Lions have a 6-5 mark.
Sportsbooks (including ) had the Dons installed as 8-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Dons - Lions odds would favor the Dons if the lines were set according to our power ranks. San Francisco is rated No. 183 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Loyola Marymount is at No. 187. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 72-70 win for the Dons.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Lions is ranked No. 103 in NCAA hoops at 36.9 per game. Contrast that with San Francisco’s No. 241 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, San Francisco is the No. 88-ranked team in the country at 7.1 per game, while Loyola Marymount rates No. 112 at 6.8 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Loyola Marymount owns the country's No. 298-rated mark, allowing 76.3 points per game on the highway. San Francisco, on the other hand, rates No. 172 in scoring at home.
Loyola Marymount was a 78-70 loser in its last match on the road against San Diego. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as underdogs. Loyola Marymount suffered a 78-70 loss against San Diego on Wednesday, getting 19 points from Anthony Ireland in a losing effort at Jenny Craig Pavilion.
In their last action, San Francisco was an 85-54 loser at home against Santa Clara. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. San Francisco was crushed on Thursday, getting blown out by Santa Clara and falling by an 85-54 score at War Memorial Gymnasium.
Loyola Marymount Lions Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Pepperdine are 4-6
After playing San Diego are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4
San Francisco Dons Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Portland are 2-8
After playing Santa Clara are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8
A few Lions at Dons trends to consider:
Loyola Marymount is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Loyola Marymount is 4-16 SU in its last 20 games when playing on the road against San Francisco
Loyola Marymount is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
San Francisco is 16-4 SU in its last 20 games when playing at home against Loyola Marymount
San Francisco is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games when playing Loyola Marymount
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco's last 6 games when playing Loyola Marymount
San Francisco is 3-7-1 ATS in its last 11 games when playing at home against Loyola Marymount
Loyola Marymount home to Pepperdine, Thursday, January 24
San Francisco at Portland, Thursday, January 24