Oregon State vs. Loyola Marymount - 12/2/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Loyola Marymount Lions (4-2) at Oregon State Beavers (4-1)
College Basketball: Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 10:00 pm (Gill Coliseum)
The Line: Oregon State Beavers -16 -- Over/Under: 135.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: PAC 12 Networks
The Loyola Marymount Lions will travel to Gill Coliseum to take on the Oregon St. Beavers this Wednesday night in College Basketball action.
The Loyola Marymount Lions won their 3rd consecutive game and improved to 4-2 (0-0 WC) on the season after defeating the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks, 73-60, this past Saturday. Loyola Marymount struggled offensively in the win but was able to slowly extend their lead in the 2nd half to get the win. Loyola Marymount shot 36.5% from the floor and 32.3% (10-31) from beyond the arc in the victory. The Lions held the Redhawks to 35.7% shooting from the field and forced Southeast Missouri State to commit 18 turnovers. Leading the way for Loyola Marymount was Munis Tutu who had 13 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, and 3 steals from off the bench. On the season, the Lions have been led by Brandon Brown (15.0 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 5.0 apg), Adom Jacko (13.4 ppg, 5.0 rpg), Joshua Spiers (11.0 ppg). Offensively, Loyola Marymount is averaging 74.7 ppg on 39.4% shooting. The Lions average 7.8 three-pointers per game and have a turnover margin of 5.3. Defensively, Loyola Marymount is allowing their opponents to average 72.7 ppg on 44.3% shooting. The Lions average 9.3 spg and have a rebound margin of -3.2.
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The Oregon State Beavers suffered their first loss of the season and dropped to 4-1 (0-0 Pac-12) on the season after being defeated by Valparaiso Crusaders, 63-57, this past Tuesday. Oregon struggled offensively and found themselves down by a 34-25 margin at halftime and never got within five points of the Crusaders in the loss. Oregon State shot 37.5% from the field and 30.8% (4-13) from beyond the arc. The Beavers allowed the Crusaders to shoot 41.2% from the field and was outrebounded by Valparaiso by a 40-30 margin. Leading the way for Oregon State was Gary Payton II who had a double-double with 25 points, 11 rebounds, 2 assists, and 3 steals. On the season, the Beavers have been led by Gary Payton II (18.6 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 4.8 apg, 3.6 spg), Stephen Thompson Jr. (11.6 ppg), and Tres Tinkle (10.4 ppg, 4.6 rpg). Offensively, Oregon State is averaging 74.4 ppg on 46.4% shooting. The Beavers are averaging 15.6 apg and are shooting 40.2% from beyond the arc. Defensively, Oregon State is holding their opponents to an average of 63.2 ppg on 37.1% shooting. The Beavers are averaging 8.0 spg and have a rebounding margin of 0.4.
The Lions are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games however, just 4-12 ATS in their last 16 games following an S.U. win. The Beavers are 11-3 ATS in their last 14 home games vs. a team with a losing road record and 14-6 ATS in their last 20 home games.
Loyola Marymount has had a surprising start to their season as with their four wins, they’re already halfway from reaching their total wins from the 2014-15 season. Oregon State couldn’t get a win against a very good Valparaiso team however, have had a nice start to their season and have one of the best point guards in the country in Gary Payton II. Loyola Marymount is getting great production from some of their Junior College players, especially Brandon Brown, however, as the Lions are still just shooting under 40.0% from the field on the season, I think points are going to be hard to come by for Loyola Marymount against a very good Oregon State defense. This is a lot of points for the Oregon State to cover, but I think they’ll win this one by about 20.. Take Oregon State to cover.