The Loyola Marymount Lions and the FIU Panthers meet in college basketball action from the John Gray Gymnasium on Tuesday. Check out our FIU vs Loyola Marymount Prediction.
Loyola Marymount Falls To Oakland
The Loyola Marymount Lions come into this one looking to rebound from back-to-back losses after a 74-69 loss to Oakland in their last matchup. Justice Hill leads the Lions in scoring and assists with 14.6 PPG and 3.6 APG while Dominick Harris has 13.8 PPG and 3.4 RPG this season. Will Johnston has 11.8 PPG with 4.4 RPG and 2.8 APG while Justin Wright has 11.4 PPG as well this season. Alex Merkviladze has 10.8 PPG with 4 RPG to cap off the group of double-digit scorers for LMU so far this season. Lars Thiemann also has 8.8 PPG with a team-high 6.4 RPG to lead LMU on the glass up to this point in the season. As a team, Loyola Marymount is averaging 84.4 PPG on 49% shooting from the field, 38.8% from three and 70.9% from the foul line this season.
FIU Loses To Marshall
The FIU Panthers come into this one looking to rebound from back-to-back losses of their own after an 80-69 loss to Marshall last time out. Arturo Dean leads the Panthers in scoring and assists with 13 PPG and 5.5 APG this season as well as 3.3 SPG while Dashon Gittens has 11.2 PPG with 2.8 APG and 2.5 SPG. Petar Krivokapic has 10.5 PPG to cap off the group of double-digit scorers for FIU up to this point in the season. Jonathan Aybar also has 8.8 PPG with a team-high 4.7 RPG to lead FIU on the glass so far this season. As a team, FIU is averaging 71.7 PPG on 42.3% shooting from the field, 30.7% from three and 67.3% from the foul line this season.
I’m backing LMU here. Neither one of these sides has really given me that much confidence with their recent performances at this event, but I just think the Lions have more scoring depth side-by-side, and as such, I’ll back them to get the job done over an FIU team I just don’t have all that much faith in right now.