Loyola Marymount vs. Gonzaga - 3/3/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Gonzaga Bulldogs (27-4) at Loyola Marymount Lions (11-19)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 10:00 pm (Orleans Arena)
The Line: Gonzaga Bulldogs -19 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Gonzaga Bulldogs and Loyola Marymount Lions meet Saturday in the college basketball WCC Tournament at the Orleans Arena.
The Gonzaga Bulldogs head into this tournament on an 11-game winning streak. The Gonzaga Bulldogs are averaging 84.8 points on 50.1 percent shooting and allowing 67.7 points on 40.8 percent shooting. Johnathan Williams is averaging 13.5 points and eight rebounds while Josh Perkins is averaging 13 points and 5.2 assists. Zach Norvell Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Killian Tillie is grabbing 6.1 rebounds. The Gonzaga Bulldogs are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 72.7 percent from the free throw line. The Gonzaga Bulldogs are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.9 rebounds per game. The Gonzaga Bulldogs have split their last four neutral site games.
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The Loyola Marymount Lions look for another win after beating the Portland Pilots on Friday. The Loyola Marymount Lions are averaging 71.7 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 76.3 points on 49.2 percent shooting. James Batemon is averaging 17.1 points and 4.8 assists while Eli Scott is averaging 13 points and 7.3 rebounds. Steven Haney is the third double-digit scorer and Mattias Markusson is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. The Loyola Marymount Lions are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 70.6 percent from the free throw line. The Loyola Marymount Lions are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.1 rebounds per game. The Loyola Marymount Lions have split their last two neutral site games.
The Lions are 2-0-2 ATS in their last 4 neutral site games, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. West Coast and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Bulldogs are 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 Saturday games, 3-10 ATS in their last 13 vs. West Coast and 3-10 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Lions are 7-18-1 ATS in the last 26 meetings, the favorite is 18-7-1 ATS in the last 26 meetings and the under is 13-6 in the last 19 meetings.
The Gonzaga Bulldogs have treated the Loyola Marymount Lions like a punching bag over the years, which includes a 30-point win when they met a couple of weeks ago. It's hard seeing this game being different with Loyola Marymount playing on tired legs. Gonzaga is in such great form right now despite not covering many numbers. This should be a routine victory as they march toward another WCC title.