BYU vs. Loyola Marymount - 1/28/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Loyola Marymount Lions (10-10) at BYU Cougars (14-7)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 11:00 pm (Marriott Center)
The Line: BYU Cougars -15.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Loyola Marymount Lions and BYU Cougars meet Thursday night at the Marriott Center.
The Loyola Marymount Lions could use a win here to get a game above a .500 record. The Loyola Marymount Lions are averaging 71.2 points on 41.6 percent shooting and allowing 73.2 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Adom Jacko is averaging 15.3 points and 6.6 rebounds while Brandon Brown is averaging 13.1 points and 6.1 assists. Steven Haney is the third double-digit scorer and Marin Mornar is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The Loyola Marymount Lions are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 72.6 percent from the free throw line. The Lions are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34 rebounds per game. The Loyola Marymount Lions have lost 10 of their last 14 road games.
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The BYU Cougars hope to stay hot after winning seven of their last 10 games. The BYU Cougars are averaging 83.2 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 74.1 points on 42.3 percent shooting. Chase Fischer is averaging 18.2 points and two assists while Nick Emery is averaging 15.1 points and 3.2 rebounds. Kyle Collinsworth is dishing 7.3 assists and Kyle Davis is grabbing 9.3 rebounds. The BYU Cougars are shooting 38 percent from beyond the arc and 68.8 percent from the free throw line. The Cougars are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42 rebounds per game. The BYU Cougars haven’t lost a home game since January 9 of last year.
The Lions are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 road games and 3-10 ATS in their last 13 vs. West Coast. The Cougars are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 home games and 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss. The road team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
BYU has found its groove as of late and is one of those teams that shoots lights out when at home. Loyola Marymount isn't skilled enough offensively to hang in this game. Give me the Cougars and the chalk.