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Loyola Marymount Lions Favored by -9.5 Point Spread Against the Portland Pilots on Saturday

Portland takes to the basketball court against Loyola Marymount on Saturday, hoping to send the Lions to a loss while covering the college basketball betting point spread at Albert Gersten Pavilion.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Loyola Marymount Lions were listed as -9.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

Portland Pilots vs Loyola Marymount Lions Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Portland Pilots will look to cover the spread vs the Loyola Marymount Lions on Saturday, as the Pilots are 10-12-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Lions are 11-9-2 ATS. Portland is 7-15-1 against the total, while Loyola Marymount is 10-12 versus the total betting line.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Loyola Marymount Lions rated this week at No. 221 and the Portland Pilots sitting at No. 328.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Loyola Marymount has the nation's No. 186-rated offensive output, at 71.5 PPG. The visiting Portland Pilots defense ranks No. 140 allowing on average 72 PPG. The Lions FG% has averaged 45.19% so far, more than the Loyola Marymount Pilots marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.71% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Portland got 10 points from Jazz Johnson but lost anyway, 51-41, to Saint Mary's-California on Thursday at McKeon Pavilion.

Loyola Marymount was run off the court by the Bulldogs on Thursday as Gonzaga routed them 90-60 at Albert Gersten Pavilion.

Betting Trends
  • Portland is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Portland's last 5 games
  • Portland is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Portland's last 5 games on the road
  • Loyola Marymount is 3-5-1 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Loyola Marymount is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • Loyola Marymount is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Loyola Marymount is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Portland home to Pacific, Thursday, February 16th
Loyola Marymount at St. Mary's, Thursday, February 16th