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College Basketball Matchup - BYU Cougars Loyola Marymount Lions Odds Preview

Loyola Marymount LionsBYU Cougars
Jan 19, 9:00 PM | Marriott Center

Loyola Marymount Lions vs BYU Cougars Odds


College hoops betting interest focuses on the BYU vs Loyola Marymount battle Thursday at Marriott Center as the Cougars look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

The Lions will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 9-6 ATS against the number this season, while the Cougars are 9-7 ATS. Loyola Marymount is 9-6 on the totals; BYU is 7-9.

View Loyola Marymount vs BYU Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Cougars in this one, they're listed as 16.5-point favorites on the NCAAB betting menu for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 7-rated Cougars and the No. 61-ranked Lions, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 87-73 result in favor of the Cougars.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Lions rank No. 91 in NCAA Division 1 with 36.7 per game. That compares with BYU’s No. 11 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where BYU is college basketball's No. 45-ranked team at 8 per game, while the Lions rate No. 126 with 6.7 per game.

Defensively, Loyola Marymount features the nation's No. 128-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.9 points per game. BYU, meanwhile, comes in at No. 14 nationally in scoring at home.

Loyola Marymount was a 62-58 loser in their most recent outing at home against Gonzaga. They covered the 10.5-point spread as underdogs. Loyola Marymount suffered a 62-58 loss against Gonzaga on Saturday, getting 16 points from Ashley Hamilton in a losing effort at Gersten Pavilion.

BYU won its last outing, an 82-63 result against San Diego on January 16. They covered in that game as a 14-point favorite. The Cougars got 17 points from Brock Zylstra as BYU ran past San Diego 82-63 on Monday at Jenny Craig Pavilion.

Loyola Marymount Lions Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Santa Clara are 4-6
After playing Gonzaga are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

BYU Cougars Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Pepperdine are 5-0
After playing San Diego are 3-0
After a win are 8-2

A few Lions at Cougars trends to consider:
Loyola Marymount is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Loyola Marymount is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games on the road
BYU is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
BYU is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of BYU's last 5 games

Next up:
Loyola Marymount at Santa Clara, Monday, January 23
BYU at Pepperdine, Saturday, January 21