Portland vs. Loyola Marymount - 12/21/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Loyola Marymount Lions (7-4) at Portland Pilots (6-7)
College Basketball: Monday, December 21, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Earle A. Chiles Center)
The Line: Portland Pilots -3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Loyola Marymount Lions and Portland Pilots square off Monday at the Chiles Center.
The Loyola Marymount Lions look to keep the ball rolling after winning six of their last eight games. The Loyola Marymount Lions are averaging 73.4 points on 41.3 percent shooting and allowing 72.6 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Adom Jacko is averaging 14.4 points and 6.3 rebounds while Brandon Brown is averaging 13.8 points and six assists. Steven Haney is the third double-digit scorer and Marin Mornar is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Loyola Marymount Lions are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 75 percent from the free throw line. Loyola Marymount is allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 16.1 turnovers per game. The Loyola Marymount Lions have lost seven of their last 10 road games.
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The Portland Pilots hope for a nice win to get back to a .500 record. The Portland Pilots are averaging 75.7 points on 41.9 percent shooting and allowing 75 points on 42.2 percent shooting. Alec Wintering is averaging 15.5 points and 6.1 assists while Bryce Pressley is averaging 12.4 points and 5.7 rebounds. Jason Todd is dishing 1.2 assists and Jarrel Marshall is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The Portland Pilots are shooting 38 percent from beyond the arc and 62.8 percent from the free throw line. Portland is allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 15.5 turnovers per game. The Portland Pilots have split their last 10 home games.
The Lions are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games and 6-19-1 ATS in their last 26 Monday games. The Pilots are 0-7 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up win and 4-10 ATS in their last 14 home games. Lions are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Portland.
Portland has lost a lot of close games this year and has been pretty solid when at home. In game between two even teams, you have to give the edge to the Pilots, especially with Loyola Marymount struggling on the road.