Loyola Marymount vs. DePaul - 12/25/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
DePaul Blue Demons (6-6) at Loyola Marymount Lions (3-8)
College Basketball: Thursday, December 25, 2014 at 1:30 pm (Stan Sheriff Center)
The Line: Loyola Marymount Lions +1.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Loyola Marymount Lions and the DePaul Blue Demons face off on Thursday in Hawaii for Christmas Day college basketball action.
The Loyola Marymount Lions are 3-8 this season and after getting blown out in their first game in Hawaii they fell to Nebraska in overtime in game two. LMU is averaging 61 points per game and they are shooting 41.4 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 69.8 points and their opponents shoot 44.4 percent. Evan Payne leads the Lions averaging 19.7 points per game but he had just seven points last time out. Ayodeji Egbeyemi is averaging 9.1 points and had 16 points last game, Marin Mornar is averaging 7.3 points, and Patson Siame is averaging 6.1 points. Loyola Marymount has lost six games in a row.
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The DePaul Blue Demons have lost both of their games in Hawaii and have lost five game sin a row. DePaul is averaging 75.2 points and they are shooting 45.6 percent while defensively they are allowing 75.8 points and they are shooting 46.7 percent. Myke Henry leads the Blue Demons averaging 14.8 points and 5.7 rebounds. Tommy Hamilton IV is averaging 13.2 points and 7.3 rebounds, Billy Garrett Jr. is averaging 12.6 points, and Jamee Crockett is averaging 12 points. DePaul hasn’t even been close it either of their first two games of the tournament.
Loyola Marymount is 6-14 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the spread, 8-21 against the spread in their last 29 games, and 2-5 against the spread following game that they didn’t cover the spread. DePaul is 6-0 against the spread following a game where they allowed 90 points or more, 1-9 against the spread in neutral site games, and 0-5 against the spread in their last five non-conference games.
Both of these teams are terrible so getting points seems to be the play as these teams are really equally as bad.