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Portland vs Loyola Marymount Basketball Picks 3-8-24

Loyola Marymount Lions (12-18) vs. Portland Pilots (11-20)
March 8, 2024 11:30 pm EDT
The Line: Portland Pilots +5.5; Over/Under: 144.5
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The Loyola Marymount Lions and Portland Pilots face off Friday in a college basketball showdown at the West Coast Tournament at Orleans Arena. These two teams just faced off last Saturday, and Portland was able to secure the 70-60 victory. 

What Loyola Marymount Team Shows Up?

Loyola Marymount has won two of their last three games, but they are coming off a loss in the last game. Two games ago against San Diego, Loyola Marymount was able to secure the 96-62 victory. In the last game against Portland, the offense only scored 60 points and they ended up losing by 10 points. Justice Hill was the top player for Loyola Marymount in the last game putting up 16 points. The Lions are averaging 72.5 points while their defense is giving up 71.2 points per game. Dominick Harris is averaging 14.3 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 1.0 assists per game. 

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Portland Has Some Confidence

Portland is playing well heading into this game having won two games in a row. Two games ago against Santa Clara, Portland was able to secure the 80–75 victory and in the last game against the Lions they won 70-60. Portland is averaging 72 points while their defense is giving up 80 points per game. The defense for this team has struggled, and they are going to need the defense to be better here. Tyler Robertson has been the top player for Portland averaging 16.5 points while shooting 45.1 percent from the field and 35.6 percent from behind the three point line. 

Loyola Marymount vs Portland Betting Prediction

These two teams just faced off against Portland won, and it’s going to be no different in this game. Portland is averaging 72 points per game and in this game, their defense is going to step up here. Loyola Marymount is going to struggle to keep up here, and that is going to be the difference here as Portland is going to get the job done. Back Portland to cover the spread. 


Shane Mickle's Free Pick: Portland +5.5

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