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Lions vs Broncos College Hoops Game Preview

Loyola Marymount LionsSanta Clara Broncos
Feb 24, 11:30 PM | Leavey Center

Loyola Marymount Lions vs Santa Clara Broncos Odds

10-18TEAM RECORD16-13

Leavey Center features an NCAAB clash between the host Santa Clara Broncos and the visiting Loyola Marymount Lions Sunday in college hoops action on Thursday.

The Lions will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 6-12 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Broncos are 10-13-1 ATS. Loyola Marymount is 8-10 against the total, while Santa Clara is 11-12 versus the number.

View Loyola Marymount vs Santa Clara Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Lions are listed as 8-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Broncos - Lions odds would favor the Lions if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Santa Clara is rated No. 190 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Loyola Marymount is at No. 175. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 73-70 win for the Broncos.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Santa Clara has the nation's No. 84-rated offensive output, at 72.6 PPG. The visiting Lions defense ranks No. 262 allowing on average 71.3 PPG. The Broncos FG% has averaged 42.8% so far, almost the same as the Lions marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.8% per game.

Defensively, Loyola Marymount features the nation's No. 261-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.5 points per game. Santa Clara, meanwhile, comes in at No. 104 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Loyola Marymount, they were an 84-75 loser as they battled Portland State on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 2-point favorite. Loyola Marymount suffered an 84-75 loss against Portland State on Saturday, getting 23 points from Drew Viney in a losing effort at Stott Center.

Santa Clara was a 78-68 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Portland. They failed to cover the 6–point spread as underdogs. Santa Clara got 29 points from Kevin Foster on the way to a 78-68 loss against Portland on Saturday at Chiles Center.

Loyola Marymount Lions Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing San Francisco are 3-7
After playing Portland State are 0-3
After a loss are 3-7

Santa Clara Broncos Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing Pepperdine are 5-5
After playing Portland are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

A few Lions at Broncos trends to consider:
Loyola Marymount is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Santa Clara
Loyola Marymount is 3-14 SU in its last 17 games when playing on the road against Santa Clara
Loyola Marymount is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Santa Clara is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games when playing at home against Loyola Marymount
Santa Clara is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Santa Clara's last 5 games when playing Loyola Marymount
Santa Clara is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Loyola Marymount

Next up:
Loyola Marymount at San Francisco, Saturday, February 26
Santa Clara home to Pepperdine, Saturday, February 26