Loyola Marymount Lions vs. BYU Cougars - 1/21/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
BYU Cougars (13-6) at Loyola Marymount Lions (9-9)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 11:00 pm (Albert Gersten Pavilion)
The Line: Loyola Marymount Lions -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The BYU Cougars will travel to play the Loyola Marymount Lions in a WCC game on Thursday.
The Loyola Marymount Lions are 9-9 (2-5) and are coming off of a win against Santa Clara by a score of 76-66. Loyola Marymount has won two games in a row, after starting conference play with five straight losses. Loyola Marymount is currently in 9th place of WCC standings. Loyola Marymount is averaging 70.9 points per game while giving up 72.8 points per game. Loyola Marymount is also averaging 34.9 rebounds per game and 15.3 assists per game. Adom Jacko is averaging 14.2 points per game and 6.3 rebounds per game for Loyola Marymount. Brandon Brown is averaging 13.4 points per game and 6 assists per game for the Lions. Loyola Marymount is shooting 73.6% on free throws, 34.2% on three-pointers, and 41.3% on all field goal attempts.
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The BYU Cougars are 13-6 (4-2) and are coming off of a loss to Portland by a score of 84-81. BYU has won four of their last five games and is sitting in 3rd place of the WCC standings. BYU is averaging 83.8 points per game while giving up 73.9 points per game. BYU is also averaging 41.6 rebounds per game and 15.7 assists per game. Chase Fischer is averaging 18.3 points per game and 2.3 rebounds per game for BYU. Kyle Collinsworth is averaging 14.9 points per game, 7.9 rebounds per game, and 7.2 assists per game for the Cougars. BYU is shooting 68.8% on free throws, 38.1% on three-pointers, and 46.2% on all field goal attempts.
BYU is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Thursday games. BYU is 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games following an ATS loss. The over is 8-3 in BYU’s last 11 games. Loyola Marymount is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a win. Loyola Marymount is 3-8 ATS in their last 11 conference games. The over is 9-4-1 in Loyola Marymount’s last 14 home games.
BYU is a very talented team that can score a lot of points this season. BYU is a very good rebounding team and is the better shooting team in this matchup. Loyola Marymount has picked up their play in their last two games, but I expect BYU to get the easy win here.