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BYU vs. Loyola Marymount Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 2/2/23

Loyola Marymount Lions (16-7) vs. BYU Cougars (14-10)
February 2, 2023 9:00 pm EDT
The Line: BYU Cougars -4.5 / Loyola Marymount Lions +4.5; Over/Under: +142.5
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The Loyola Marymount Lions and the BYU Cougars meet in college basketball action from the Marriott Center on Thursday night. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.


BYU is listed as a 4.5-point favorite with a -200 ML price attached. The total for this game is set at 142.5 points.


For LMU, Dameane Douglas remains out indefinitely with an ankle injury while BYU’s Fousseyni Traore is questionable for this game with an undisclosed injury.

Matchup History

Loyola Marymount’s 64-59 win over BYU back on January 5th, 2023, snapped BYU’s eight-game win streak in this matchup.


Loyola Marymount is 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games while the under is 3-0-1 in their last 4 games following an ATS win. BYU is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games and 3-9 ATS in their last 12 Thursday games while the under is 7-3 in their last 10 games overall.


I’m sticking with Loyola Marymount here. I get BYU being favored at home but Loyola Marymount I feel is the better team playing better basketball coming into this game and BYU had no answers for the Lions in the first meeting and I don’t know if they will here either, even at home. Give me Loyola Marymount and the points here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Loyola Marymount +4.5

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Chris Ruffolo

Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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