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Loyola Marymount LionsSt. Mary's Gaels
Jan 5, 4:30 PM | McKeon Pavilion

Loyola Marymount Lions vs St. Mary's Gaels Odds

7-7TEAM RECORD11-3

Loyola Marymount travels to St. Mary's on Saturday, hoping to boost its 7-7 record with a victory over the Gaels.

St. Mary's will face the 7-7 Lions, who own a 3-7 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Gaels are 6-3 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Lions are 3-4 favoring the OVER.

View Loyola Marymount vs St Marys Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Gaels installed as 18.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Gaels rated this week at No. 135 and the Lions sitting at No. 158. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 86-73 result in favor of the Gaels.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits St. Mary's's No. 20-ranked offense, averaging 79.9 PPG, against a Lions defense that ranks No. 259 at 70.6 PPG. The Gaels field goal percentage has averaged 50.1% so far, more than the Lions marksmen have achieved on the year, 43% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Loyola Marymount owns the country's No. 282-rated mark, allowing 76.4 points per game on the highway. St. Mary's, on the other hand, rates No. 28 in scoring at home.

Loyola Marymount was a 92-51 loser in their most recent outing on the road against BYU. They failed to cover the 14.5-point spread as underdogs. Loyola Marymount was crushed on Thursday, getting blown out by BYU and falling by a 92-51 score at Marriott Center.

Last time out for St. Mary's, they were a 70-69 winner as they battled Harvard at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 12-point favorite. The Gaels got 16 points from Mitchell Young as St. Mary's ran past Harvard 70-69 on Monday at McKeon Pavilion.

Loyola Marymount Lions Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Santa Clara are 4-6
After playing BYU are 2-2
After a loss are 8-2

St. Mary's Gaels Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Gonzaga are 8-2
After a win are 8-2

A few Lions at Gaels trends to consider:
Loyola Marymount is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against St. Mary's
St. Mary's is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
St. Mary's is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games when playing Loyola Marymount
St. Mary's is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
St. Mary's is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Loyola Marymount

Next up:
Loyola Marymount home to Santa Clara, Thursday, January 10
St. Mary's at Gonzaga, Thursday, January 10

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