Loyola Marymount Lions vs. Pacific Tigers - 1/9/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pacific Tigers (3-10) at Loyola Marymount Lions (7-8)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 6:00 pm (Albert Gersten Pavilion)
The Line: Loyola Marymount Lions -5.5 -- Over/Under: 143.5 See the Latest Odds
The Pacific Tigers will travel to play the Loyola Marymount Lions in a WCC game on Saturday.
The Loyola Marymount Lions are 7-8 (0-4) and are coming off of a loss to St. Mary’s by a score of 73-48. Loyola Marymount has lost 4 games in a row and has started conference play 0-4. In their last 4 games, Loyola Marymount has lost by at least 17 points in 3 of those games. Loyola Marymount is averaging 70.3 points per game while giving up 73.4 points per game. Loyola Marymount is also averaging 34.5 rebounds per game and 14.9 assists per game. Adom Jacko is averaging 14.9 points per game and 6.8 rebounds per game, while Brandon Brown is averaging 13.4 points per game and 5.5 assists per game for Loyola Marymount. Loyola Marymount is shooting 71.3% on free throws, 33.4% on three-pointers, and 40.9% on all field goal attempts.
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The Pacific Tigers are 3-11 (2-3) and are coming off of a loss to Pepperdine by a score of 81-76. Pacific has really struggled this season and has lost 3 of their last 4 games. Pacific’s record looks awful, but they have had some close losses this season. Pacific is averaging 72 points per game while giving up 76.1 points per game. Pacific is also averaging 35.8 rebounds per game and 13 assists per game. T.J. Wallace is averaging 12.6 points per game and 5.1 rebounds per game, while Ray Bowles is averaging 12.5 points per game and 4.7 rebounds per game for Pacific. Pacific is shooting 71.6% on free throws, 31.4% on three-pointers, and 43.9% on all field goal attempts.
Pacific is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games. Pacific is 2-8 ATS in their last 10 Saturday games. The over is 5-1 in Pacific’s last 6 games. Loyola Marymount is 1-7 ATS in their last 8 conference games. Loyola Marymount is 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games. The over is 4-1-1 in Loyola Marymount’s last 6 home games. The over is 6-0 in these two teams last 6 meetings.
Pacific has just not been able to win consistently this season, and I don’t expect that to change on the road. I am looking for Loyola Marymount to get their first conference win in this one.