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Loyola Marymount Lions Visit St. Mary's Gaels in NCAA Basketball Betting Battle

The St. Mary's Gaels will look to boost their win total and cover the point spread when they tip off against the Loyola Marymount Lions at McKeon Pavilion on Saturday in NCAA hoops betting.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The St. Mary's Gaels betting line opened as -19-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

Loyola Marymount Lions vs St. Mary's Gaels Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The St. Mary's Gaels bring a 19-4 record (13-7 ATS) to this tilt against the 11-14 Lions, who are 11-14 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed St. Mary's go 7-13 so far and the Loyola Marymount Lions go 14-9-2.

The Gaels - Lions odds would favor the Gaels if the lines were set according to our power ranks. St. Mary's is rated No. 12 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Loyola Marymount is at No. 248.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up St. Mary's's No. 100 nationally ranked offense (75.83 points per game) against a Loyola Marymount Lions defense that sits as the No. 201 at 75.36 PPG. The St. Mary's Gaels have been averaging 51.03% from the field, more than the Lions have managed so far this season (41.65% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Joshua Spiers scored 17 points leading the Lions to a 77-72 victory over Pacific at Spanos Center on Thursday.

St. Mary's got 15 points from Evan Fitzner but lost anyway, 69-63, to Pepperdine on Thursday at McKeon Pavilion.

Betting Trends
  • Loyola Marymount is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
  • 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 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
  • St. Mary's is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games
  • St. Mary's is 19-4 SU in its last 23 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Mary's's last 6 games
  • St. Mary's is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Loyola Marymount home to Santa Clara, Thursday, February 18th
St. Mary's at Portland, Thursday, February 18th