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West Coast Tournament - BYU Cougars vs Loyola Marymount Lions Betting Matchup Report

Loyola Marymount LionsBYU Cougars
13-18March 08, 2014, 05:30 | Orleans Arena21-10

The BYU Cougars will be trying to slam the Loyola Marymount Lions on Saturday when the teams tip off at Orleans Arena in college betting action.

The Cougars sit at 21-10 (13-15 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Lions are currently 13-18 (11-18-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? BYU is 12-16 OU, and Loyola Marymount is 13-15-1 OU.

View Loyola Marymount Lions vs BYU Cougars Odds and Stats.

BYU opened as -11.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

This game matches up the No. 53 (Cougars) and the No. 314 (Lions) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

In their last action, Loyola Marymount was a 67-64 winner on the road against Portland. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. The Lions got 19 points from Evan Payne as Loyola Marymount ran past Portland 67-64 on Thursday at Orleans Arena.

Last time out for BYU, they were a 78-70 winner as they battled San Diego on the road. They covered in the match as a 4.5-point favorite. The Toreros were burned for 25 points by Tyler Haws on Saturday as the Cougars put another game in the win column, 78-70, at Jenny Craig Pavilion.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Lions is ranked No. 190 in NCAA hoops at 33.52 per game. Contrast that with BYU’s No. 6 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, BYU is the No. 188-ranked team in the country at 5.35 per game, while Loyola Marymount rates No. 245 at 4.42 per game.

A few Lions at Cougars trends to consider:
Loyola Marymount is 4-13-1 ATS in its last 18 games
Loyola Marymount is 3-14 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Loyola Marymount's last 6 games
Loyola Marymount is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing BYU
BYU is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
BYU is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of BYU's last 13 games
BYU is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Loyola Marymount