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Cal State-Fullerton vs. Loyola Marymount - 12/5/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Loyola Marymount Lions (8-1) at Cal State-Fullerton Titans (3-5)
Date & Time Wednesday December 5, 2018, 10:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Cal State-Fullerton Titans -2.5 -- Over/Under: 133.5
TV Channel
Big West Conference
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NCAA BB | Loyola Marymount Lions (8-1) at Cal State-Fullerton Titans (3-5)
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The Loyola Marymount Lions and CS Fullerton Titans meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Titan Gym.

The Loyola Marymount Lions look to keep the ball rolling while building on their impressive 8-1 start to the season. The Loyola Marymount Lions are averaging 67.9 points on 42 percent shooting and allowing 63 points on 41.7 percent shooting. James Batemon is averaging 19.8 points and 3.9 assists while Mattias Markusson is averaging 11 points and nine rebounds. Jeffery McClendon is dishing 1.6 assists and Dameane Douglas is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The Loyola Marymount Lions are shooting 30.3 percent from beyond the arc and 81.1 percent from the free throw line. The Loyola Marymount Lions are allowing 28.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.4 rebounds per game. The Loyola Marymount Lions have lost 10 of their last 12 road games.

The CS Fullerton Titans need a feel good win after losing four of their last six games. The CS Fullerton Titans are averaging 74.2 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 77.7 points on 40.4 percent shooting. Khalil Ahmad is averaging 21.1 points and three rebounds while Kyle Allman is averaging 20.1 points and 2.4 assists. Jackson Rowe is the third double-digit scorer and Austen Awosika is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The CS Fullerton Titans are shooting 30.5 percent from beyond the arc and 67.2 percent from the free throw line. The CS Fullerton Titans are allowing 27.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.5 rebounds per game. The CS Fullerton Titans have won both of their home games this season.

The Lions are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games, 17-8-1 ATS in their last 26 non-conference games and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The Titans are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. West Coast, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Lions are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The under is 37-17 in Titans last 54 overall. The under is 5-1-1 in Lions last 7 overall.

We're getting a free bucket with the Loyola Marymount Lions, who have not only been the better team to start the season, but have also been really impressive ATS both overall and on the road. The CS Fullerton Titans are just 2-4 ATS this season and have lost pretty much every game against even decent competition. I need to see more from the Titans before I start backing them. I'll take a shot with Loyola Marymount and the free bucket.

Pick:
Loyola Marymount Lions +2.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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