Nevada vs. Loyola Marymount - 11/14/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Loyola Marymount Lions (1-0) at Nevada Wolf Pack (0-0)
College Basketball: Monday, November 14, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Lawlor Events Center)
The Line: Nevada Wolf Pack -9 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Campus Insiders
The Nevada Wolf Pack and the Loyola-Marymount Lions face off on Monday in late college basketball action.
The Nevada Wolf Pack started slow in their college basketball season opener and they never got it rolling as they fell to St. Mary’s 81-63. Nevada shot 46.8 percent from the floor and 29.4 percent from beyond the 3-point arc but they grabbed just 23 rebounds as they lost a one-sided game. Marcus Marshall led the Wolf Pack with 25 points and 4 assists in 36 minutes of action. Cameron Oliver had 13 points, D.J. Fenner had 12 points, Jordan Carolina had 9 points and 8 rebounds. Neveada shot just 58.3 percent from the free throw line and that didn’t help their cause as they will need to improve in that area if they hope to compete against the better teams.
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The Loyola Marymount Lions got their season off on the right foot as they blasted an over matched Vanguard 99-51 in their opener. Loyola Marymount shot 50.7 percent from the floor and 38.1 percent beyond the 3-point arc and they dominated the boards grabbing 49 rebounds to their opponents 33. Buay Tauch led the Lions scoring 20 points in just 18 minutes of playing time. Jeffery McClendon had 15 points, Stefan Jovanovic had 13 points and 7 rebounds, and Petr Herman had 8 points and 10 rebounds. Loyola Marymount appears to have some good depth and that should serve them well as the season goes on.
Nevada is 10-1-1 against the spread in their last 12 home games, 5-1-1 against the spread in their last 7 games outside of the Mountain West Conference, and 5-0-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record. Loyola Marymount is 5-1 against the spread in games outside of the WCC, 6-2 against the spread in their last 8 road games, and 2-8-1 against the spread against the Mountain West.
Nevada is the better team and plays in the overall better conference and they are at home but even with all of those things pointing in their direction I would rather take the generous points in this one as the number seems to be 2 or 3 points too high.