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Loyola Marymount Lions battle vs Portland Pilots highlights college basketball odds menu

Portland PilotsLoyola Marymount Lions
10-7January 16, 2014, 10:00 | Gersten Pavilion10-8

Gersten Pavilion will host Loyola Marymount Lions vs. Portland Pilots action on Thursday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.

The Lions currently sports a 10-8 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 7-10 ATS. The Pilots are 10-7 and 12-5 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Lions produce a 7-9 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Pilots have gone 9-8 against the number.

View Portland Pilots vs Loyola Marymount Lions Odds and Stats.

Loyola Marymount opened as -2-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

This game matches up the No. 226 (Lions) and the No. 65 (Pilots) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

Portland won its last outing, an 82-73 result against Gonzaga on January 9. They covered in that game as a 9-point underdog. Portland got 16 points from Bryce Pressley en route to an 82-73 victory over Gonzaga on Thursday at Earle A. Chiles Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Loyola Marymount's No. 61-ranked offense, averaging 77.06 PPG, against a Pilots defense that ranks No. 178 at 72.06 PPG. The Lions field goal percentage has averaged 45.64% so far, less than the Pilots marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.89% per game.

A few Pilots at Lions trends to consider:
Portland is 12-5 ATS in its last 17 games
Portland is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Portland is 3-17 SU in its last 20 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Portland's last 6 games on the road
Loyola Marymount is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Loyola Marymount is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Loyola Marymount is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Loyola Marymount is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Portland

Next up:
Portland at Pepperdine, Saturday, January 18th
Loyola Marymount at Gonzaga, Saturday, January 18th