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Portland Pilots visit Loyola Marymount Lions in college basketball clash

Portland PilotsLoyola Marymount Lions
Jan 12, 10:00 PM | Gersten Pavilion

Portland Pilots vs Loyola Marymount Lions Odds


The Loyola Marymount Lions hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the Portland Pilots pay a visit to Gersten Pavilion on the college basketball betting menu.

The Lions are 8-8 so far on the season, and 5-7 ATS vs. the number. The Pilots, meanwhile, are 7-10 and 4-8 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Loyola Marymount go 4-5 and the Pilots go 1-6 on the totals.

View Portland vs Loyola Marymount Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Lions installed as 8-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 168-ranked Lions and the No. 183-rated Pilots in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 68-64 win for the Lions on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Pilots rank No. 120 in NCAA Division 1 with 36.8 per game. That compares with Loyola Marymount’s No. 69 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Loyola Marymount is college basketball's No. 109-ranked team at 6.8 per game, while the Pilots rate No. 318 with 4.4 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Portland owns the country's No. 182-rated mark, allowing 70.6 points per game on the highway. Loyola Marymount, on the other hand, rates No. 81 in scoring at home.

Portland was a 54-47 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Pepperdine. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as underdogs. Portland got 11 points from Oskars Reinfelds but lost anyway, 54-47, to Pepperdine on Saturday at Firestone Fieldhouse.

Loyola Marymount was an 84-80 winner in their most recent outing at home against Santa Clara. They covered the 6-point spread as underdogs. Anthony Ireland scored 29 points for Loyola Marymount on Thursday, leading the Lions to an 84-80 win over Santa Clara at Gersten Pavilion.

Portland Pilots Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Gonzaga are 7-3
After playing Pepperdine are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

Loyola Marymount Lions Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing San Diego are 3-7
After playing Santa Clara are 1-9
After a win are 3-7

A few Pilots at Lions trends to consider:
Portland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Loyola Marymount
Portland is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Portland is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Loyola Marymount is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Loyola Marymount is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Portland
Loyola Marymount is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Portland
Loyola Marymount is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing at home against Portland

Next up:
Portland home to Gonzaga, Thursday, January 17
Loyola Marymount at San Diego, Wednesday, January 16