Loyola Marymount vs. Pacific - 2/27/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Loyola Marymount vs. Pacific - 2/27/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

Pacific Tigers (21-9) at Loyola Marymount Lions (10-18)

College Basketball: Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 10:00 pm (Albert Gersten Pavilion)

The Line: Loyola Marymount Lions +1.5 -- Over/Under:

TV: WCC

The Pacific Tigers and Loyola Marymount Lions meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Gersten Pavilion.

The Pacific Tigers look to stay hot after winning six of their last seven games. The Pacific Tigers are averaging 70.5 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 64.6 points on 41.5 percent shooting. Jahlil Tripp is averaging 15.8 points and 8.7 rebounds while Justin Moore is averaging 8.6 points and 2.9 assists. Gary Chivichyan is dishing 1.2 assists and Daniss Jenkins is grabbing 1.3 rebounds. The Pacific Tigers are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 66.4 percent from the free throw line. The Pacific Tigers are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.1 rebounds per game. The Pacific Tigers have split their last six road games.

The Loyola Marymount Lions need a win after losing 10 of their last 13 games. The Loyola Marymount Lions are averaging 64.6 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 67.7 points on 44 percent shooting. Eli Scott is averaging 16.1 points and 4.4 assists while Ivan Alipiev is averaging 8.4 points and 3.4 rebounds. Jordan Bell is dishing 1.4 assists and Erik Johansson is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Loyola Marymount Lions are shooting 31.6 percent from beyond the arc and 66.2 percent from the free throw line. The Loyola Marymount Lions are allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28 rebounds per game. The Loyola Marymount Lions have lost three straight home games.

The home team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The favorite is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

The Pacific Tigers cruised by 12 points when these teams met about a month ago, and they're playing easily the better basketball at the moment. The Loyola Marymount Lions have not only lost 10 of their last 13 games, but they're losing their last five games by an average of 6.6 points. The Loyola Marymount Lions are also just 5-8 against the spread at home. The Pacific Tigers have had some recent success on the road where they're also 6-4 against the spread. I'll lay the bucket with the road team in Pacific, easily the team in better form. 

Randy’s Pick Pacific Tigers -1.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.