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College Basketball Matchup - Loyola Marymount Lions Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Odds Preview

Middle Tennessee Blue RaidersLoyola Marymount Lions
Nov 13, 6:00 PM | Gersten Pavilion

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs Loyola Marymount Lions Odds


College hoops betting interest focuses on the Loyola Marymount vs Middle Tennessee battle Sunday at Gersten Pavilion as the Lions look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

The Blue Raiders will look to vanquish their hosts on Sunday, as they are 1-0 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Lions are 1-0 ATS. Middle Tennessee is 1-0 against the total, while Loyola Marymount is 0-1 versus the number.

View Middle Tennessee vs Loyola Marymount Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Lions installed as 4-point favorites in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Lions at No. 158 and the Blue Raiders at No. 147 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 80-78 result in favor of the Lions.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Loyola Marymount's No. 165-ranked offense, averaging 69 PPG, against a Blue Raiders defense that ranks No. 236 at 71 PPG. The Lions field goal percentage has averaged 45.8% so far, less than the Blue Raiders marksmen have achieved on the year, 55.1% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Middle Tennessee owns the country's No. 1-rated mark, allowing 0 points per game on the highway. Loyola Marymount, on the other hand, rates No. 182 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Middle Tennessee was an 80-71 winner at home against Austin Peay. They covered the 2–point spread as favorites. The Blue Raiders got 21 points from LaRon Dendy as Middle Tennessee ran past Austin Peay 80-71 on Friday at Murphy Center.

Loyola Marymount was a 69-58 winner in their most recent outing on the road against UCLA. They covered the 14–point spread as underdogs. Ashley Hamilton scored 23 points leading the Lions to a 69-58 victory over UCLA at Pauley Pavilion on Friday.

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 9-1
After playing Austin Peay are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

Loyola Marymount Lions Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 1-9
After playing UCLA are 2-1
After a win are 2-8

A few Blue Raiders at Lions trends to consider:
Middle Tennessee is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Loyola Marymount's last 7 games
Loyola Marymount is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
Loyola Marymount is 4-13 SU in its last 17 games

Next up:
Middle Tennessee at UCLA, Tuesday, November 15
Loyola Marymount home to Harvard, Saturday, November 19