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Loyola Marymount vs. UConn - 11/17/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Connecticut Huskies (0-2) at Loyola Marymount Lions (1-1)

College Basketball: Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Albert Gersten Pavilion)

The Line: Loyola Marymount Lions +6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN3, SNY

The UConn Huskies and Loyola Marymount Lions meet late Thursday night in college basketball action at the Gersten Pavilion.

The UConn Huskies are desperate for a victory after getting off to a shocking 0-2 start to the season. The UConn Huskies are averaging 59.5 points on 37.5 percent shooting and allowing 65.5 points on 37 percent shooting. Terry Larrier is averaging 18 points and 5.5 rebounds while Jalen Adams is averaging 12 points and 3.5 assists. Alterique Gilbert is the third double-digit scorer and Amida Brimah is grabbing six rebounds. The UConn Huskies are shooting 27.5 percent from beyond the arc and 62.1 percent from the free throw line. The UConn Huskies are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31 rebounds per game. The UConn Huskies have split their last eight road games.

Loyola Marymount vs. UConn - 11/17/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Loyola Marymount Lions look to get a game above a .500 record with a statement home victory. The Loyola Marymount Lions are averaging 64 points on 42.2 percent shooting and allowing 79 points on 56.3 percent shooting. Buay Tuach is averaging 15.5 points and 3.5 rebounds while Brandon Brown is averaging 9.5 points and five assists. Kelvin Amayo is dishing three assists and Steven Haney is grabbing 2.5 rebounds. The Loyola Marymount Lions are shooting 27.8 percent from beyond the arc and 45.5 percent from the free throw line. The Loyola Marymount Lions are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 24 rebounds per game. The Loyola Marymount Lions have won three straight home games.

The Huskies are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Lions are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games and 10-25-1 ATS in their last 36 home games. The over is 7-3-1 in Lions last 11 overall and the over is 5-1 in Huskies last 6 road games.

UConn is afar more talented than its record and should be 2-0 if we're being realistic. The early struggles make it hard not to take the points with the home team. However, it's only a matter of time before UConn bounces back and I think getting on the road will help this young team. Get away from the negative vibes and start fresh on the road. I like UConn to win and cover here. 

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Connecticut Huskies -6

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