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BYU Cougars vs Loyola Marymount Lions NCAA College Basketball Betting

Loyola Marymount looks to cover the Lions-Cougars pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 7-5 mark when they host BYU in college basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Loyola Marymount Lions were listed as 5-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

BYU Cougars vs Loyola Marymount Lions Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Loyola Marymount Lions sit at 7-5 (6-3-1 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the BYU Cougars are currently 10-4 (6-5 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Loyola Marymount is 3-7 OU, and BYU is 2-8-1 OU.

This game puts the Loyola Marymount Lions, most recently No. 163 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the BYU Cougars, who rate No. 36 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Loyola Marymount's No. 146-ranked offense, averaging 74.42 PPG, against a Cougars defense that ranks No. 178 at 72.79 PPG. The Lions field goal percentage has averaged 46.28% so far, less than the Cougars marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.49% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Cougars blew out Santa Clara on Thursday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 89-59 win at Marriott Center.

Loyola Marymount suffered a 72-60 loss against Saint Mary's-California on Thursday, getting 18 points from Trevor Manuel in a losing effort at Albert Gersten Pavilion.

Betting Trends
  • BYU is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • BYU is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • BYU is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • BYU is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Loyola Marymount
  • Loyola Marymount is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • Loyola Marymount is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games at home
  • Loyola Marymount is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing BYU
  • Loyola Marymount is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing BYU

Next Betting Matchups

BYU at St. Mary's, Thursday, January 5th
Loyola Marymount at Pepperdine, Thursday, January 5th