Loyola Marymount vs. BYU - 2/7/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
BYU Cougars (17-8) at Loyola Marymount Lions (8-16)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 4:00 pm (Albert Gersten Pavilion)
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The BYU Cougars and Loyola Marymount Lions meet Saturday at the Gersten Pavilion.
The BYU Cougars look for some consistency after splitting their last eight games. On the season, BYU is averaging 82.6 points on 45.9 percent shooting and is allowing 74.3 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Tyler Haws is averaging 22.6 points and 2.4 assists while Anson Winder is averaging 14.5 points and 3.9 rebounds. Kyle Collinsworth is dishing 5.6 assists and Skyler Halford is shooting 43.1 percent from the field. The BYU Cougars have four double-digit scorers, and they’re shooting 77 percent from the line and 37.9 percent from downtown. Defensively, BYU is allowing 32.2 percent shooting from deep and has given up 72 or more points in six of its last seven games. Chase Fischer is questionable with a head injury.
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The Loyola Marymount Lions also look to turn the corner and splitting their last eight games. On the season, Loyola Marymount is averaging 63.2 points on 43.5 percent shooting and is allowing 69.7 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Evan Payne is averaging 17.9 points and 1.7 assists while Marin Mornar is averaging 10.4 points and 5.4 rebounds. Godwin Okonji is grabbing six rebounds and Patson Siame is shooting 44.9 percent from the field. The Loyola Marymount Lions have six players averaging at least 6.1 points, and they’re shooting 72 percent from the line and 36.8 percent from deep. Defensively, Loyola Marymount is allowing 38.9 percent shooting from deep and has given up 69 or less points in four of its last five games. Ayodeji Egbeyemi is questionable with a quad injury.
The Cougars are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Lions are 6-13 ATS in their last 19 home games and 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Cougars are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The BYU Cougars are just too talented offensively for the Lions to keep up. Give me BYU and the double-digit points. However, there are better bets on the board.