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Loyola Marymount Lions take on Toreros in NCAA basketball test

Loyola Marymount LionsSan Diego Toreros
Jan 16, 10:00 PM | Jenny Craig Pavilion

Loyola Marymount Lions vs San Diego Toreros Odds


Jenny Craig Pavilion features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host San Diego Toreros and the visiting Loyola Marymount Lions in college hoops action on Wednesday.

The Toreros sit at 10-8 (8-6 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Lions are currently 8-9 (5-8 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? San Diego is 2-5 OU, and Loyola Marymount is 5-5 OU.

View Loyola Marymount vs San Diego Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Toreros as 7-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Toreros, most recently No. 181 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Lions, who rate No. 187 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 72-68 victory for the Toreros.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features San Diego's No. 202-ranked scoring average of 66.5 PPG, against a Lions defense rated No. 278 and allowing 71.2 PPG. The Toreros FG% has averaged 44.6% to date this season, more than the Lions shooters have managed so far (42.8% per game).

Defensively, Loyola Marymount features the nation's No. 290-rated defense on the road, allowing 76.1 points per game. San Diego, meanwhile, comes in at No. 205 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Loyola Marymount, they were a 68-64 loser as they battled Portland at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 5.5-point favorite. The Lions got 22 points from Anthony Ireland, but it was Portland that prevailed in a 68-64 final on Saturday at Gersten Pavilion.

San Diego was a 62-50 winner in its last match on the road against Pepperdine. They covered the 1.5-point spread as underdogs. The Toreros grabbed a 62-50 win over the Waves on Saturday, behind a 17-point effort from Johnny Dee at Firestone Fieldhouse.

Loyola Marymount Lions Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing San Francisco are 5-5
After playing Portland are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

San Diego Toreros Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing BYU are 2-2
After playing Pepperdine are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

A few Lions at Toreros trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Loyola Marymount's last 6 games when playing on the road against San Diego
Loyola Marymount is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against San Diego
Loyola Marymount is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
San Diego is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
San Diego is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Diego's last 7 games when playing Loyola Marymount
San Diego is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Loyola Marymount

Next up:
Loyola Marymount at San Francisco, Saturday, January 19
San Diego at BYU, Saturday, January 19