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Loyola Marymount Lions vs Columbia Lions Preview

Columbia LionsLoyola Marymount Lions
Dec 2, 10:00 PM | Gersten Pavilion

Columbia Lions vs Loyola Marymount Lions Odds


A key college battle sees the visiting Lions travelling to Loyola Marymount Friday to take on the Lions on Friday.

The Lions will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 2-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Lions are 4-2 ATS. Columbia is 0-3 on the totals; Loyola Marymount is 4-2.

View Columbia vs Loyola Marymount Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Loyola Marymount sat as 9.5-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Lions - Lions odds would favor the Lions if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Loyola Marymount is rated No. 109 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Columbia is at No. 171. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 72-69 win for the Lions.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Loyola Marymount's No. 231-rated squad against Columbia's No. 84-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Loyola Marymount rates No. 176 in the country with 6.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 47 nationally with 8 per match.

Defensively, Columbia features the nation's No. 45-rated defense on the road, allowing 59.3 points per game. Loyola Marymount, meanwhile, comes in at No. 237 nationally in scoring at home.

Columbia won its last outing, a 104-42 result against Swarthmore on November 28. The battle between the Lions and Garnet didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Swarthmore was handed a 104-42 defeat on Monday at Levien Gym.

Loyola Marymount won its last outing, a 75-68 result against Saint Louis on November 29. They covered in that game as a 9.5-point underdog. The Lions grabbed a 75-68 win over the Billikens on Tuesday, behind a 22-point effort from LaRon Armstead at Gersten Pavilion.

Columbia Lions Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

Loyola Marymount Lions Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing La Sierra are 0-1
After a win are 3-7

A few Lions at Lions trends to consider:
Columbia is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Loyola Marymount's last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Loyola Marymount's last 5 games at home
Loyola Marymount is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Loyola Marymount is 7-15 SU in its last 22 games

Next up:
Columbia home to North Texas, Saturday, December 3
Loyola Marymount home to La Sierra, Saturday, December 3