San Diego vs. Loyola Marymount - 3/5/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

San Diego vs. Loyola Marymount - 3/5/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

Loyola Marymount Lions (10-20) at San Diego Toreros (9-22)

College Basketball: Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 9:00 pm (Orleans Arena)

The Line: San Diego Toreros +2 -- Over/Under: 127

TV: WCC

The San Diego Toreros and Loyola Marymount Lions meet Thursday in the college basketball WCC Tournament at the Orleans Arena.

The San Diego Toreros look to snap a five-game losing streak. The San Diego Toreros are averaging 66.6 points on 42.2 percent shooting and allowing 70.3 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Braun Hartfield is averaging 13.1 points and 6.1 rebounds while Joey Calcaterra is averaging 12.4 points and 2.8 rebounds. Yauhen Massalski is dishing 1.2 assists and Marion Humphrey is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The San Diego Toreros are shooting 31.6 percent from beyond the arc and 67.4 percent from the free throw line. The San Diego Toreros are allowing 31.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.7 rebounds per game. The San Diego Toreros have lost four straight non-home games.

The Loyola Marymount Lions need a win after losing 10 of their last 13 games. The Loyola Marymount Lions are averaging 65.1 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 68.5 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Eli Scott is averaging 15.9 points and 4.5 assists while Ivan Alipiev is averaging 8.8 points and 3.4 rebounds. Jordan Bell is dishing 1.4 assists and Erik Johansson is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Loyola Marymount Lions are shooting 31.6 percent from beyond the arc and 65.1 percent from the free throw line. The Loyola Marymount Lions are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 27.7 rebounds per game. The Loyola Marymount Lions have lost five of their last seven non-home games.

Will update with trends once they're released.

The San Diego Toreros are 12-16-2 against the spread on the season and are losing their last five games by an average of 15 points while allowing 49.4 percent shooting from the field and 36.3 percent shooting from deep. The Loyola Marymount Lions have lost 10 of their last 13 games, but they're playing better basketball overall despite those issues and are 14-15 against the spread, which is much better than what the Toreros have going on. Backing the Loyola Marymount Lions isn't the best bet in on the world on a solid Thursday card, but backing the San Diego Toreros in their current form isn't an option at all. 

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Randy’s Pick Loyola Marymount Lions -2

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