Gonzaga Bulldogs vs. Loyola Marymount Lions - 12/23/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Loyola Marymount Lions (7-5) at Gonzaga Bulldogs (9-3)
College Basketball: Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at 9:00 pm (McCarthey Athletic Center)
The Line: Gonzaga Bulldogs -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN 3
The Loyola Marymount Lions will travel to play the Gonzaga Bulldogs in a West Coast Conference game.
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 9-3 and are coming off of a win against Pepperdine by a score of 99-73. Gonzaga was clearly the better team in this matchup and rolled to an easy victory. Domantas Sabonis had 23 points and 8 rebounds for Gonzaga. Josh Perkins added 17 points and 2 rebounds for the Bulldogs. Gonzaga out rebounded their opponent by a total of 38-25 and had 18 assists in their victory. Gonzaga is averaging 78 points per game while giving up 63.6 points per game. Gonzaga is also averaging 42.5 rebounds per game and 13.6 assists per game. Kyle Wiltjer is averaging 19.7 points per game and 7.9 rebounds per game, while Domantas Sabonis is averaging 17.8 points per game and 10.6 rebounds per game for Gonzaga. Gonzaga is shooting 71.4% on free throws, 36.6% on three-pointers, and 48% on all field goal attempts.
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The Loyola Marymount Lions are 7-5 and are coming off of a loss to Portland by a score of 87-60. Loyola Marymount trailed by 20 points at halftime and was never able to make this a close game. Brandon Brown had 16 points and 6 rebounds for Loyola Marymount. Steven Haney added 13 points and 3 rebounds for the Lions. Loyola Marymount was out rebounded by a total of 47-30 and had 9 assists in their defeat. Loyola Marymount is averaging 72.2 points per game while giving up 73.9 points per game. Loyola Marymount is also averaging 35.1 rebounds per game and 14.3 assists per game. Brandon Brown is averaging 14 points per game and 5.8 assists per game, while Adom Jacko is averaging 13.5 points per game and 6.1 rebounds per game for Loyola Marymount. Loyola Marymount is shooting 72.4% on free throws, 34.4% on three-pointers, and 40.8% on all field goal attempts.
Loyola Marymount is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games. Loyola Marymount is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 conference games. The over is 3-1-2 in Loyola Marymount’s last 6 games. Gonzaga is 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 home games. Gonzaga is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 conference games. The under is 9-3 in Gonzaga’s last 12 games. The under is 11-2 in these two teams last 13 meetings.
Gonzaga is off to another good season and have been able to be strong on offense and defense. Gonzaga has the advantage in rebounding and shooting percentage and I expect them to win this game easily.