Santa Clara Broncos visit Loyola Marymount Lions in NCAA Basketball wagering battle
Santa Clara Broncos vs Loyola Marymount Lions Odds
The Loyola Marymount Lions hope to be lousy hosts on Thursday as the Santa Clara Broncos pay a visit to Gersten Pavilion on the college basketball betting menu.
The Lions sit at 7-8 (4-7 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Broncos are currently 12-4 (6-6 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Loyola Marymount is 3-5 OU, and Santa Clara is 5-4 OU.
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Loyola Marymount Lions as 4-point underdogs in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 168 (Lions) and the No. 86 (Broncos) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 83-72 result in favor of the Broncos has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Broncos is ranked No. 170 in NCAA hoops at 35.4 per game. Contrast that with Loyola Marymount’s No. 56 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Loyola Marymount is the No. 116-ranked team in the country at 6.7 per game, while Santa Clara rates No. 25 at 8.4 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Santa Clara owns the country's No. 152-rated mark, allowing 69.2 points per game on the highway. Loyola Marymount, on the other hand, rates No. 90 in scoring at home.
In their last action, Santa Clara was an 81-74 loser at home against Gonzaga. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as underdogs. Santa Clara got 29 points from Kevin Foster on the way to an 81-74 loss against Gonzaga on Saturday at Leavey Center.
Loyola Marymount was a 74-61 loser in their most recent outing on the road against St. Mary's. They covered the 17.5-point spread as underdogs. The Lions got 16 points from Anthony Ireland, but it was St. Mary's that prevailed in a 74-61 final on Saturday at McKeon Pavilion.
Santa Clara Broncos Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing BYU are 1-3
After playing Gonzaga are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8
Loyola Marymount Lions Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Portland are 5-5
After playing St. Mary's are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3
A few Broncos at Lions trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Santa Clara's last 6 games when playing on the road against Loyola Marymount
Santa Clara is 3-12 SU in its last 15 games on the road
Loyola Marymount is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Loyola Marymount's last 9 games when playing Santa Clara
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Loyola Marymount's last 6 games when playing at home against Santa Clara
Loyola Marymount is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Santa Clara home to BYU, Saturday, January 12
Loyola Marymount home to Portland, Saturday, January 12