Loyola Marymount vs. San Francisco - 2/29/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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San Francisco Dons (19-11) at Loyola Marymount Lions (10-19)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Albert Gersten Pavilion)
The Line: Loyola Marymount Lions +5.5 -- Over/Under: 131.5
The San Francisco Dons and the Loyola Marymount Lions meet in college basketball action from Gersten Pavilion on Saturday.
San Francisco rolls into this one at 19-11 so far. Over their last four games, San Francisco is 3-1, falling to Gonzaga while otherwise beating Santa Clara, Pepperdine and Portland.
In the win over Portland, San Francisco’s leader was Jimbo Lull with a double-double tally of 16 points and 13 rebounds. Jamaree Bouyea also had 16 points with five rebounds and four assists, and Jordan Ratinho chipped in 13 points, two rebounds and two assists.
Over on the Loyola Marymount side, they’re 10-19 this year. In the last four games, Loyola Marymount is 2-2, with wins over Santa Clara and Portland alongside losses to Saint Mary’s and Pacific otherwise.
In the loss to Pacific, Loyola Marymount’s Seikou Sisoho Jawara led the way on 12 points with two assists. Also in double-figures there were Keli Leaupepe (11 points; two assists; eight rebounds) and Erik Johnansson (11 points; two rebounds).
Loyola Marymount is 4-1 ATS in their last five after a straight-up loss and 4-1 ATS in their last five Saturday games. LMU is 5-2 ATS in their last seven overall and the under is 5-0 in their last five overall.
Meanwhile, San Francisco is 8-20-2 ATS in their last 30 Saturday games and 6-14-1 ATS in their last 21 road games. San Francisco is 1-5 ATS in their last six games overall and the under is 4-1 in their last five road games.
Overall this season, San Francisco has done a pretty solid job. They’re one win away from 20, but the last 10 games have been pretty choppy. San Francisco has a 5-5 record in that time, but they’ve also had four ranked matchups (and beat BYU in one of those). Still, it's a little difficult to trust San Francisco on a regular basis, so I'm wary in most matchups with the Dons.
Loyola Marymount is going to have to play a perfect game here in order to have a chance, and that’s going to be difficult since LMU hasn’t been above 70 points in any of the last nine games. I can’t find a lot of reasons not to take San Francisco here.