San Diego Toreros (9-10) vs. Loyola Marymount Lions (12-7)
January 14, 2023 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: Loyola Marymount Lions -7.5 / San Diego Toreros +7.5; Over/Under: +152.5
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The San Diego Toreros and Loyola Marymount Lions meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Gersten Pavilion. The San Diego Toreros look for their 10th win. The Loyola Marymount Lions look for their 13th win.
The San Diego Toreros are averaging 76.6 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 76.6 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Jase Townsend is averaging 14.9 points and 3.6 rebounds, while Eric Williams Jr. is averaging 14.7 points and 9.9 rebounds. Marcellus Earlington is the third double-digit scorer and Seikou Sisoho Jawara is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The San Diego Toreros are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 76.7 percent from the free throw line. The San Diego Toreros are allowing 40.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.7 rebounds per game.
The Loyola Marymount Lions are averaging 76.1 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 69.4 points on 43 percent shooting. Cam Shelton is averaging 18.1 points and 6 rebounds, while Keli Leaupepe is averaging 14.1 points and 6.8 rebounds. Jalin Anderson is the third double-digit scorer and Justin Ahrens is grabbing 2.3 rebounds. The Loyola Marymount Lions are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 65.9 percent from the free throw line. The Loyola Marymount Lions are allowing 30.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.7 rebounds per game.
The Toreros are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 road games and 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The Lions are 12-4 ATS in their last 16 home games. The over is 23-8 in Toreros last 31 overall. The over is 19-8 in Lions last 27 overall. The underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The San Diego Toreros come into this game ice-cold, and things likely aren’t going to improve for them on the road. The Loyola Marymount Lions have been covering machines at home, where they also win by an average of 13 points. Loyola Marymount is just easier to trust in this spot. I’ll lay the chalk.