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Loyola Marymount Lions Home to BYU Cougars in NCAA Basketball Betting

A key college basketball betting odds battle sees the away BYU Cougars taking on the Loyola Marymount Lions Thursday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you were backing the BYU Cougars in this one, their betting line was listed as -7-point favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline.

BYU Cougars vs Loyola Marymount Lions Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Loyola Marymount Lions are 9-9 so far on the season, and 10-8 ATS vs the number. The BYU Cougars, meanwhile, are 13-6 and 8-7-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Loyola Marymount go 9-7-2 and the BYU Cougars go 11-6 on betting totals.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Loyola Marymount Lions rated this week at No. 181 and the BYU Cougars sitting at No. 25.

Statistical Matchup

In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Loyola Marymount's No. 209-rated squad against BYU's No. 20-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Loyola Marymount rates No. 101 in the country with 7.5 per game, while their foes tonight, the BYU Cougars rank No. 29 nationally with 8.84 per match.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Cougars got 22 points from Chase Fischer, but it was Portland that prevailed in a 84-81 final on Saturday at Earle A. Chiles Center.

Loyola Marymount earned a 76-66 victory over Santa Clara on Saturday, getting 22 points from Brandon Brown at Leavey Center.

Betting Trends
  • BYU is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of BYU's last 11 games
  • BYU is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 12 of BYU's last 18 games on the road
  • Loyola Marymount is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • Loyola Marymount is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Loyola Marymount is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • Loyola Marymount is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing BYU

Next Betting Matchups

BYU at Pepperdine, Saturday, January 23rd
Loyola Marymount at San Diego, Saturday, January 23rd