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Pilots open as college hoops underdog vs Lions

Portland PilotsLoyola Marymount Lions
Jan 28, 10:00 PM | Gersten Pavilion

Portland Pilots vs Loyola Marymount Lions Odds

5-16TEAM RECORD12-9

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Portland when they take on the Lions on Saturday in college hoops betting action.

This season, the Lions are 12-9 overall and 12-6 ATS ATS, while the Pilots are 5-16 and 8-12 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Loyola Marymount boasts a 9-9 on the OU, and Portland is 11-9.

View Portland vs Loyola Marymount Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Lions as 13-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 47-ranked Lions and the No. 308-rated Pilots in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 73-58 win for the Lions on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Loyola Marymount's No. 127 nationally ranked offense (70.8 points per game) against a Pilots defense that sits as the No. 334 at 76.7 PPG. The Lions have been averaging 42.5% from the field, more than the Pilots have managed so far this season (41.8% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Portland owns the country's No. 339-rated mark, allowing 84.1 points per game on the highway. Loyola Marymount, on the other hand, rates No. 180 in scoring at home.

Portland lost its last outing, a 74-62 result against Gonzaga on January 26. They covered in that game as a 15-point underdog. The Pilots endured a 74-62 loss at the hands of the Bulldogs on Thursday, despite a 13-point effort from Ryan Nicholas at Chiles Center.

Loyola Marymount was a 71-64 loser in their most recent outing at home against St. Mary's. They covered the 7.5-point spread as underdogs. Loyola Marymount suffered a 71-64 loss against St. Mary's on Thursday, getting 18 points from Drew Viney in a losing effort at Gersten Pavilion.

Portland Pilots Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-9
Before playing Santa Clara are 4-6
After playing Gonzaga are 8-2
After a loss are 1-9

Loyola Marymount Lions Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-9
Before playing Pepperdine are 3-7
After playing St. Mary's are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

A few Pilots at Lions trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Portland's last 12 games on the road
Portland is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Portland is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Loyola Marymount's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Loyola Marymount's last 8 games when playing Portland
Loyola Marymount is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Loyola Marymount is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Portland at Santa Clara, Thursday, February 2
Loyola Marymount home to Pepperdine, Thursday, February 2

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