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St. Mary's Gaels home to Loyola Marymount Lions in NCAA Basketball betting action

Loyola Marymount LionsSt. Mary's Gaels
11-10January 25, 2014, 06:00 | McKeon Pavilion15-5

The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between St. Mary's and Loyola Marymount on Saturday, with the host Gaels trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Gaels bring a 15-5 record (9-8 ATS) to this tilt against the 11-10 Lions, who are 8-12 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed St. Mary's go 11-5 so far and the Lions go 9-10.

View Loyola Marymount Lions vs St. Mary's Gaels Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Gaels as -12-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Gaels rated this week at No. 71 and the Lions sitting at No. 256.

Last time out for Loyola Marymount, they were a 92-81 winner as they battled Pacific on the road. They covered in the match as a 6.5-point underdog. Loyola Marymount got 25 points from Evan Payne en route to a 92-81 victory over Pacific on Thursday at Spanos Center.

St. Mary's was an 80-74 winner in their most recent outing at home against Pepperdine. They failed to cover the 12-point spread as favorites. St. Mary's got 21 points and 13 rebounds from Brad Waldow en route to an 80-74 victory over Pepperdine on Thursday at McKeon Pavilion.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up St. Mary's's No. 71 nationally ranked offense (75.65 points per game) against a Lions defense that sits as the No. 238 at 77.43 PPG. The Gaels have been averaging 47.04% from the field, more than the Lions have managed so far this season (44.85% on average).

A few Lions at Gaels trends to consider:
Loyola Marymount is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games
Loyola Marymount is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
Loyola Marymount is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Loyola Marymount is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
St. Mary's is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
St. Mary's is 17-3 SU in its last 20 games at home
St. Mary's is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Loyola Marymount
St. Mary's is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games when playing Loyola Marymount

Next up:
Loyola Marymount at Pepperdine, Saturday, February 1st
St. Mary's at San Diego, Thursday, January 30th