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Harvard favored by 5 against Loyola Marymount on Saturday

Harvard CrimsonLoyola Marymount Lions
Nov 19, 9:30 PM | Gersten Pavilion

Harvard Crimson vs Loyola Marymount Lions Odds


Loyola Marymount will look to improve on its 1-1 record on Saturday when they host Harvard in NCAAB odds action at Gersten Pavilion.

The Crimson will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 0-0 ATS against the number this season, while the Lions are 1-1 ATS. Harvard is 0-0 on the totals; Loyola Marymount is 0-2.

View Harvard vs Loyola Marymount Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Loyola Marymount sat as 5-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 158-rated Lions and the No. 123-ranked Crimson, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 80-64 result in favor of the Crimson.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Crimson is ranked No. 343 in NCAA hoops at 23.5 per game. Contrast that with Loyola Marymount’s No. 274 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Loyola Marymount is the No. 105-ranked team in the country at 7 per game, while Harvard rates No. 210 at 5.5 per game.

Defensively, Harvard features the nation's No. 137-rated defense on the road, allowing 64 points per game. Loyola Marymount, meanwhile, comes in at No. 298 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Harvard was a 73-64 winner on the road against Holy Cross. Harvard got 16 points from Kyle Casey en route to a 73-64 victory over Holy Cross on Tuesday at Hart Recreation Center.

Loyola Marymount lost its last outing, a 58-51 result against Middle Tennessee on November 13. They failed to cover in that game as a 5-point favorite. Loyola Marymount got 15 points from Ashley Hamilton but lost anyway, 58-51, to Middle Tennessee on Sunday at Gersten Pavilion.

Harvard Crimson Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After playing Holy Cross are 8-2
After a win are 7-3

Loyola Marymount Lions Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Idaho State are 1-1
After a loss are 3-7

A few Crimson at Lions trends to consider:
Harvard is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Loyola Marymount's last 8 games
Loyola Marymount is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
Loyola Marymount is 4-14 SU in its last 18 games

Next up:
Harvard at Utah, Thursday, November 24
Loyola Marymount at Idaho State, Wednesday, November 23