West Coast Tournament - Gonzaga Bulldogs host Loyola Marymount Lions in college basketball action
Loyola Marymount Lions vs Gonzaga Bulldogs Odds
Gonzaga looks to cover the Bulldogs-Lions pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 29-2 mark when they host Loyola Marymount in college basketball wagering action.
It's a game in the West Coast Tournament, which will decide the conference title, not to mention deciding which teams make the Field of 68. The game is being played at Orleans Arena, which makes it technically a neutral site match.
Gonzaga will face the 11-22 Lions, who own a 13-16 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Bulldogs are 9-17-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Lions are 9-17 favoring the OVER.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 7 (Bulldogs) and the No. 270 (Lions) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 87-65 result in favor of the Bulldogs has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Gonzaga's No. 55-rated squad against Loyola Marymount's No. 146-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Gonzaga rates No. 124 in the country with 6.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 201 nationally with 5.8 per match.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Loyola Marymount owns the country's No. 181-rated mark, allowing 69.9 points per game on the highway. Gonzaga, on the other hand, rates No. 14 in scoring at home.
Last time out for Loyola Marymount, they were a 60-58 winner as they battled Santa Clara on the road. They covered in the match as a 10.5-point underdog. Anthony Ireland scored 23 points leading the Lions to a 60-58 victory over Santa Clara at Orleans Arena on Friday.
In their last action, Gonzaga was an 81-52 winner at home against Portland. They covered the 25.5-point spread as favorites. The battle between the Bulldogs and Pilots didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Portland was handed an 81-52 defeat on Saturday at McCarthey Athletic Center.