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NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Lions underdogs vs Tigers at Pacific

Loyola Marymount LionsPacific Tigers
10-10January 23, 2014, 10:00 | Spanos Center10-7

The Pacific Tigers host Loyola Marymount on Thursday, looking to build on their 10-7 mark against the 10-10 Lions in college hoops action at Spanos Center.

The Tigers currently sports a 10-7 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 10-6 ATS. The Lions are 10-10 and 7-12 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Tigers produce a 11-4 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Lions have gone 8-10 against the number.

View Loyola Marymount Lions vs Pacific Tigers Odds and Stats.

Pacific opened as -7.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 256-rated Loyola Marymount taking on the No. 194-rated Tigers in this contest.

Last time out for Loyola Marymount, they were an 82-72 loser as they battled Gonzaga at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 9.5-point underdog. Loyola Marymount got 19 points from Evan Payne but lost anyway, 82-72, to Gonzaga on Saturday at Gersten Pavilion.

Pacific was a 79-73 loser in their most recent outing on the road against St. Mary's. They covered the 8.5-point spread as underdogs. Pacific suffered a 79-73 loss against St. Mary's on Saturday, getting 16 points from Tony Gill in a losing effort at McKeon Pavilion.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Lions rank No. 132 in NCAA Division 1 with 35.85 per game. That compares with Pacific’s No. 145 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Pacific is college basketball's No. 142-ranked team at 5.94 per game, while the Lions rate No. 246 with 4.2 per game.

A few Lions at Tigers trends to consider:
Loyola Marymount is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Loyola Marymount is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Loyola Marymount is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Loyola Marymount is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Pacific is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Pacific is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
Pacific is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pacific's last 6 games

Next up:
Loyola Marymount at St. Mary's, Saturday, January 25th
Pacific at Pepperdine, Saturday, January 25th