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Loyola Marymount Lions Favored by -3.5 Point Spread Against the Pacific Tigers on Thursday

Pacific Tigers


Loyola Marymount Lions
Thursday, January 01, 2015 4:00 PM ET
Albert Gersten Pavilion

College basketball betting interest will be high on Thursday when the Tigers of Pacific hit the hard court against the Lions of Loyola Marymount.

Pacific Tigers vs Loyola Marymount Lions Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Pacific Tigers opened as 3.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including 5Dimes. The total was set to open a bit later (check out [custom:bodog] for the latest situation).

Pacific Tigers vs Loyola Marymount Lions Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Loyola Marymount Lions battles the Pacific Tigers, currently sitting with a 8-6 mark (7-5 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 3-5 for the Loyola Marymount Lions and 3-1 for the Pacific Tigers.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 280-ranked Loyola Marymount Lions and the No. 140-rated Pacific Tigers in this matchup.

How Pacific Tigers vs Loyola Marymount Lions Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Loyola Marymount's No. 220 nationally ranked offense (63.08 points per game) against a Pacific Tigers defense that sits as the No. 146 at 65.43 PPG. The Loyola Marymount Lions have been averaging 43.11% from the field, less than the Tigers have managed so far this season (43.51% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Alec Kobre scored 11 points in a futile effort to lead the Tigers to a win (they lost 57-40 to Santa Clara at Spanos Center on Monday).

The Lions got 15 points from Evan Payne, but it was Pepperdine that prevailed in a 69-56 final on Monday at Albert Gersten Pavilion.

Pacific Tigers vs Loyola Marymount Lions Betting Odds Trends

Pacific is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Pacific is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Loyola Marymount is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Loyola Marymount is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
Loyola Marymount is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Loyola Marymount is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Pacific at Pepperdine, Saturday, January 3rd
Loyola Marymount at St. Mary's, Saturday, January 3rd