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Loyola Marymount Lions vs Idaho State Bengals Preview

Idaho State BengalsLoyola Marymount Lions
Dec 10, 10:00 PM | Gersten Pavilion

Idaho State Bengals vs Loyola Marymount Lions Odds


The Loyola Marymount Lions will hit the floor running against the visiting Idaho State Bengals Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Lions are 5-4 so far on the season, and 4-4 ATS vs. the number. The Bengals, meanwhile, are 2-6 and 1-4 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Loyola Marymount go 4-4 and the Bengals go 3-2 on the totals.

View Idaho State vs Loyola Marymount Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Bengals listed as 11.5-point underdogs

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 74 (Lions) and the No. 228 (Bengals) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 73-63 result in favor of the Lions has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Loyola Marymount's No. 135 nationally ranked offense (70.3 points per game) against a Bengals defense that sits as the No. 257 at 71 PPG. The Lions have been averaging 43.9% from the field, more than the Bengals have managed so far this season (42.4% on average).

Defensively, Idaho State features the nation's No. 191-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.2 points per game. Loyola Marymount, meanwhile, comes in at No. 219 nationally in scoring at home.

Idaho State was a 79-55 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Boise State. They failed to cover the 18.5–point spread as underdogs. Idaho State was run off the court by the Broncos on Monday as Boise State routed them 79-55 at Taco Bell Arena.

Loyola Marymount was a 76-63 loser in their most recent outing at home against North Texas. They failed to cover the 11–point spread as favorites. The Lions got 16 points from LaRon Armstead, but it was North Texas that prevailed in a 76-63 final on Sunday at Gersten Pavilion.

Idaho State Bengals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Utah are 1-3
After playing Boise State are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

Loyola Marymount Lions Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Florida State are 1-0
After a loss are 4-6

A few Bengals at Lions trends to consider:
Idaho State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Loyola Marymount is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Loyola Marymount is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games

Next up:
Idaho State at Utah, Friday, December 16
Loyola Marymount at Florida State, Sunday, December 18