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West Coast Tournament - Portland Pilots vs Loyola Marymount Lions Preview

Loyola Marymount LionsPortland Pilots
March 6, 9:00 PM | Orleans Arena

Loyola Marymount Lions vs Portland Pilots Odds

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Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Orleans Arena Wednesday as host Portland looks to handle the Loyola Marymount Lions in NCAA hoops action.

This is a conference playoff game in the West Coast Tournament. This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Orleans Arena.

The Lions will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 10-16 ATS against the number this season, while the Pilots are 9-17 ATS. Loyola Marymount is 9-14 on the totals; Portland is 10-10-1.

View Loyola Marymount vs Portland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Portland Pilots as 1-point underdogs in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Pilots, most recently No. 288 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Lions, who rate No. 270 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 62-59 victory for the Lions.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Lions rank No. 157 in NCAA Division 1 with 35.2 per game. That compares with Portland’s No. 152 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Portland is college basketball's No. 323-ranked team at 4.4 per game, while the Lions rate No. 186 with 6 per game.

Defensively, Loyola Marymount features the nation's No. 244-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.4 points per game. Portland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 289 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Loyola Marymount was a 73-70 loser at home against BYU. They covered the 8.5-point spread as underdogs. Loyola Marymount got 24 points from Anthony Ireland but lost anyway, 73-70, to BYU on Saturday at Gersten Pavilion.

Portland lost its last outing, an 81-52 result against Gonzaga on March 2. They failed to cover in that game as a 25.5-point underdog. The Pilots were hammered by Gonzaga on Saturday, losing by an 81-52 final at McCarthey Athletic Center in college basketball betting action.

Loyola Marymount Lions Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
After playing BYU are 2-3
After a loss are 0-10

Portland Pilots Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
After playing Gonzaga are 8-2
After a loss are 4-6

A few Lions at Pilots trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Portland's last 7 games
Portland is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games when playing Loyola Marymount
Portland is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games
Portland is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games