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West Coast Tournament - Portland favored by -4.5 against Loyola Marymount on Thursday

Loyola Marymount LionsPortland Pilots
12-18March 06, 2014, 09:00 | Orleans Arena15-15

Loyola Marymount travels to Portland on Thursday, hoping to boost its 12-18 record with a victory over the Pilots.

The Pilots sit at 15-15 (20-9-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Lions are currently 12-18 (10-18-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Portland is 12-18 OU, and Loyola Marymount is 13-14-1 OU.

View Loyola Marymount Lions vs Portland Pilots Odds and Stats.

The Pilots were listed as -4.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

This game puts the Pilots, most recently No. 168 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Lions, who rate No. 314 in the latest survey.

Loyola Marymount was a 65-61 loser in their most recent outing at home against San Francisco. They covered the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. Loyola Marymount got 13 points from Anthony Ireland but lost anyway, 65-61, to San Francisco on Saturday at Gersten Pavilion.

Portland lost its last outing, a 68-65 result against Pacific on March 1. They covered in that game as a 4-point underdog. Portland suffered a 68-65 loss against Pacific on Saturday, getting 19 points from Bryce Pressley in a losing effort at Spanos Center.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Portland's No. 103-rated squad against Loyola Marymount's No. 185-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Portland rates No. 123 in the country with 6.13 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 245 nationally with 4.43 per match.

A few Lions at Pilots trends to consider:
Loyola Marymount is 3-13-1 ATS in its last 17 games
Loyola Marymount is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games
Loyola Marymount is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Portland
Loyola Marymount is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Portland
Portland is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Portland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Portland's last 8 games
Portland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Loyola Marymount