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Portland Pilots vs Loyola Marymount Lions Betting Preview

Loyola Marymount LionsPortland Pilots
March 4, 9:00 PM | Orleans Arena

Loyola Marymount Lions vs Portland Pilots Odds

10-20TEAM RECORD20-10

A key college battle sees the visiting Lions travelling to Portland Friday to take on the Pilots on Friday.

This is a conference playoff game in the West Coast Tournament. This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Orleans Arena).

The Pilots bring a 20-10 record (13-13 ATS) to this tilt against the 10-20 Lions, who are 8-12 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Portland go 13-13 so far and the Lions go 10-10.

View Loyola Marymount vs Portland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Lions listed as 7-point underdogs

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Pilots sit at No. 131 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Lions sit at No. 157 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Pilots will win this game 74-69.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Portland's No. 109 nationally ranked offense (71.3 points per game) against a Lions defense that sits as the No. 278 at 72.3 PPG. The Pilots have been averaging 46.2% from the field, more than the Lions have managed so far this season (42.8% on average).

Defensively, Loyola Marymount features the nation's No. 287-rated defense on the road, allowing 75.9 points per game. Portland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 108 nationally in scoring at home.

Loyola Marymount was a 77-75 loser in its last match on the road against San Francisco. They covered the 5.5–point spread as underdogs. The Lions got 22 points from Drew Viney, but it was San Francisco that prevailed in a 77-75 final on Saturday at War Memorial Gymnasium.

In their last action, Portland was an 83-69 loser on the road against St. Mary's. They failed to cover the 11–point spread as underdogs. Portland suffered an 83-69 loss against St. Mary's on Saturday, getting 16 points from Jared Stohl in a losing effort at McKeon Pavilion.

Loyola Marymount Lions Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
After playing San Francisco are 2-8
After a loss are 2-8

Portland Pilots Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
After playing St. Mary's are 3-7
After a loss are 8-2

A few Lions at Pilots trends to consider:
Portland is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Loyola Marymount
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Portland's last 7 games when playing Loyola Marymount
Portland is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games
Portland is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games