Loyola Marymount vs. Boise State - 11/15/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boise State Broncos (1-0) at Loyola Marymount Lions (1-0)
College Basketball: Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 8:00 pm (Albert Gersten Pavilion)
The Line: Loyola Marymount Lions +5.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Boise State Broncos and Loyola Marymount Lions play Saturday night at the Gersten Pavilion.
The Boise State Broncos won their first game Friday over San Diego and didn’t even shoot the ball very well. Boise State, a team that relies heavily on the deep ball, shot just 35.3 percent from downtown and turned the ball over 13 times. Anthony Drmic led the Broncos with 21 points and nine rebounds, and Mikey Thompson had 12 points and two assists. Robert Heyer and Montigo Alford combined for 20 points off the bench and Kevin Allen had six rebounds in eight minutes of action. Defensively, Boise State played much better than expected, holding a solid San Diego team to just 40 percent shooting and forcing 14 turnovers. Remember, one of the Broncos top players in Derrick Marks is expected to return after serving his suspension.
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The Loyola Marymount Lions also won their season debut Friday with a 76-66 victory over the SE Missouri State Redhawks. Loyola Marymount shot a cool 52.8 percent from the field, 42.9 percent from three and outrebounded the Redhawks, 41-28. Evan Payne led the Lions with 23 points off the bench, and Ayodeji Egbeyemi had 13 points and seven rebounds. Marin Mornar and Matt Hayes combined for 23 points, while David Humphries led the Lions with eight rebounds. Defensively, the Loyola Marymount Lions held the Redhawks to 42.4 percent shooting and forced just three turnovers. Overall, it was a solid victory for the Loyola Marymount Lions, a team that’s had back-to-back losing seasons.
The Broncos are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 Saturday games. The Lions are 1-9-1 ATS in their last 11 vs. Mountain West and 4-15 ATS in their last 19 games overall.
With one of their key players back in Marks, the Boise State Broncos should be even better than they were in their win Friday. The Broncos are capable of shooting lights out and against a Lions defense that doesn't put a ton of pressure on you, take Boise State and the chalk.