Loyola Marymount vs. Gonzaga - 1/17/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Gonzaga Bulldogs (17-1) at Loyola Marymount Lions (5-13)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 4:00 pm (Albert Gersten Pavilion)
The Line: Loyola Marymount Lions +19 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Gonzaga Bulldogs and Loyola Marymount Lions play Saturday at the Gersten Pavilion.
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are off to a 17-1 start and look to remain unbeaten in conference play. On the season, Gonzaga is averaging 80.8 points on 52.1 percent shooting and is allowing 62.2 points on 39.6 percent shooting. Kyle Wiltjer is averaging 16.8 points and 5.3 rebounds while Kevin Pangos is averaging 12.3 points and 4.9 assists. Byron Wesley is dishing 2.4 assists and Przemek Karnowski is grabbing 6.2 rebounds. The Gonzaga Bulldogs are one of the top offensive teams with five double-digit scorers, and they’re shooting 70.3 percent from the line and 40.3 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, Gonzaga is allowing 31.7 percent shooting from deep and has allowed 57 or less points in five of its last eight games. Gonzaga is 5-1 SU on the road.
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The Loyola Marymount Lions have lost five of their last six games and look for their second WCC victory. On the season, Loyola Marymount is averaging 62.7 points on 43.4 percent shooting and is allowing 70.4 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Evan Payne is averaging 19.2 points and 1.2 assists while Ayodeji Egbeyemi is averaging 9.7 points and 4.1 rebounds. Marin Mornar is grabbing 4.3 rebounds and Patson Siame is shooting 45.3 percent from the field. The Loyola Marymount Lions have five players averaging at least 5.5 points, and they’re shooting 72.8 percent from the line and 36.4 percent from downtown. Defensively, Loyola Marymount is allowing 37.8 percent shooting from deep and has given up 68 or less points in two of its last three games.
The Bulldogs are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. West Coast. The Lions are 7-18 ATS in their last 25 vs. West Coast and 4-13 ATS in their last 17 home games. Bulldogs are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Loyola Marymount and 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings overall.
This game is sure to get ugly, as Loyola Marymount doesn't have the horses or the depth to hang with Gonzaga on either side of the ball. Look for the Bulldogs to win in a blowout.