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Portland vs Loyola Marymount 12/29/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Loyola Marymount Lions (10-4) vs. Portland Pilots (8-7)
December 29, 2022 9:00 pm EDT
The Line: Portland Pilots -2.5 / Loyola Marymount Lions +2.5; Over/Under: +149.5
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The Loyola Marymount Lions and Portland Pilots meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Chiles Center. The Loyola Marymount Lions look for their 11th win. The Portland Pilots look for their ninth win.

The Loyola Marymount Lions are averaging 76.1 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 69.3 points on 42.8 percent shooting. Cam Shelton is averaging 18.9 points and 5.9 rebounds, while Keli Leaupepe is averaging 14.4 points and 7.1 rebounds. Jalin Anderson is dishing 2.9 assists and Chance Stephens is grabbing 1.2 rebounds. The Loyola Marymount Lions are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 66.8 percent from the free throw line. The Loyola Marymount Lions are allowing 30.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.1 rebounds per game.

The Portland Pilots are averaging 79.3 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 72.2 points on 42.2 percent shooting. Tyler Robertson is averaging 15.3 points and 5.6 rebounds, while Moses Wood is averaging 13.1 points and 6.4 rebounds. Kristian Sjolund is the third double-digit scorer and Mike Meadows is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Portland Pilots are shooting 38.5 percent from beyond the arc and 73.5 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Pilots are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.1 rebounds per game.

The Lions are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Pilots are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 home games. The under is 4-1 in Lions last 5 overall. The over is 10-3 in Pilots last 13 home games. The favorite is 7-1-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings.

The Loyola Marymount Lions have been solid up to this point, but they still have to prove themselves on the road. The Portland Pilots have great scoring depth, and they’re at home, where they win by an average of 16.9 points while holding teams to 39.6 percent shooting. This is a statement spot for Portland. I’ll lay the bucket.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Portland Pilots -2.5

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