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College baskeball point spread favors Bulldogs in battle with Lions

Loyola Marymount LionsGonzaga Bulldogs
Feb 9, 8:00 PM | McCarthey Athletic Center

Loyola Marymount Lions vs Gonzaga Bulldogs Odds


Gonzaga looks to cover the Bulldogs-Lions pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 22-2 mark when they host Loyola Marymount in college basketball wagering action.

The Bulldogs bring a 22-2 record (12-9-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 8-15 Lions, who are 5-14 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Gonzaga go 9-11 so far and the Lions go 8-8.

View Loyola Marymount vs Gonzaga Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Bulldogs installed as 24.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 19 (Bulldogs) and the No. 209 (Lions) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 87-67 result in favor of the Bulldogs has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Lions rank No. 115 in NCAA Division 1 with 36.3 per game. That compares with Gonzaga’s No. 119 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Gonzaga is college basketball's No. 127-ranked team at 6.5 per game, while the Lions rate No. 151 with 6.3 per game.

Defensively, Loyola Marymount features the nation's No. 279-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.4 points per game. Gonzaga, meanwhile, comes in at No. 19 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Loyola Marymount, they were a 69-60 loser as they battled Portland on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 2-point underdog. Anthony Ireland scored 21 points in a futile effort to lead the Lions to a win (they lost 69-60 to Portland at Chiles Center on Thursday).

Last time out for Gonzaga, they were an 82-56 winner as they battled Pepperdine at home. They covered in the match as a 22.5-point favorite. The battle between the Bulldogs and Waves didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Pepperdine was handed an 82-56 defeat on Thursday at McCarthey Athletic Center.

Loyola Marymount Lions Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Pepperdine are 4-6
After playing Portland are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8

Gonzaga Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 10-0
Before playing St. Mary's are 9-1
After playing Pepperdine are 10-0
After a win are 9-1

A few Lions at Bulldogs trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Loyola Marymount's last 6 games when playing on the road against Gonzaga
Loyola Marymount is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Loyola Marymount is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Gonzaga
Loyola Marymount is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Gonzaga is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Gonzaga is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Gonzaga is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Loyola Marymount
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Gonzaga's last 5 games when playing Loyola Marymount

Next up:
Loyola Marymount at Pepperdine, Thursday, February 14
Gonzaga at St. Mary's, Thursday, February 14