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Nebraska vs. Loyola Marymount - 12/23/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Loyola Marymount Lions (3-7) at Nebraska Cornhuskers (6-3)

College Basketball: Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 11:30 pm (Stan Sheriff Center)

The Line: Nebraska Cornhuskers -7.5 -- Over/Under: 126.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPNU

The Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Loyola Marymount Lions face off on Tuesday in Honolulu is college basketball tournament action.

The Nebraska Cornhuskers were favored against Hawaii on Monday but they took the loss to fall to 6-4 this season and land in this game. Nebraska is averaging 69.1 points and they are shooting 43.4 percent while defensively they are allowing 63.9 points and their opponents are shooting 39 percent. Terran Petteway leads the Huskers averaging 19.2 points and 5.5 rebounds per game. Shavon Shields is averaging 17.1 points and 7.3 rebounds, Benny Parker is averaging 7.2 points, and Walter Pitchford is averaging 7.0 points. Parker and Shields each had 12 points in Monday’s loss.

Nebraska vs. Loyola Marymount - 12/23/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Loyola Marymount Lions are 3-7 this season and took a 27-point loss to Wichita State on Monday to land in this game. LMU is averaging 63.1 points and they are shooting 42.9 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 72 points and their opponents are shooting 45 percent. Evan Payne leads the Lions averaging 21 points per game. Ayodeji Egbeyemi is averaging 8.4 points, Marin Mornar is averaging 7.4 points, and Patson Siame is averaging 6.7 points. Payne had 15 points and Egbeyemi had 13 in Monday’s loss.

Nebraska is 15-6 1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the spread, 1-7 against the spread in their last eight games, and 1-9 against the spread in their last 10 non-conference games. Loyola Marymount is 9-24 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the spread, 7-21 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the spread, and 2-6 against the spread in their last eight non-conference games.

The total is set low at 126.5 but the defense isn’t good enough to support that number so my pick here is the over. 

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Over 126.5

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