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College Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Favors St. Mary's Gaels in Battle with Loyola Marymount Lions

The St. Mary's Gaels will try to cover the point spread at McKeon Pavilion on Thursday when they get a visit from the Loyola Marymount Lions in NCAA basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Bettors looking to go with the St. Mary's Gaels in this one found them listed as -17-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting odds menu at Bovada. Check for line moves and odds updates as money coming in on the Lions was expected to move the line.

Loyola Marymount Lions vs St. Mary's Gaels Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the St. Mary's Gaels are 11-2 overall and 5-7 ATS, while the Loyola Marymount Lions are 5-6 and 5-4 ATS. As for the betting totals, St. Mary's boasts a 7-5 on the OU, and Loyola Marymount is 6-3.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 60 (St. Mary's) and the No. 121 (Loyola Marymount) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features St. Mary's's No. 53-ranked scoring average of 81.46 PPG, against a Loyola Marymount Lions defense rated No. 230 and allowing 77.55 PPG. The St. Mary's Gaels FG% has averaged 51% to date this season, more than the Loyola Marymount Lions shooters have managed so far (45.33% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

James Batemon went off for 29 points and added 5 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Cal State-Fullerton handed Loyola Marymount a 88-80 defeat at Albert Gersten Pavilion.

The Gaels blew out UNC Asheville on Friday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 95-69 win at McKeon Pavilion.

Betting Trends
  • Loyola Marymount is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Loyola Marymount's last 5 games
  • Loyola Marymount is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Loyola Marymount is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Saint Mary's-California
  • Saint Mary's-California is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Saint Mary's-California is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Saint Mary's-California is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Loyola Marymount
  • Saint Mary's-California is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Loyola Marymount

Next Betting Matchups

Loyola Marymount at Pacific, Saturday, December 30th
St. Mary's at BYU, Saturday, December 30th