Ohio Bobcats (2-1) at Loyola Marymount Lions (4-0)
|Date & Time||Sunday November 18, 2018, 6:30 PM (EST)|
The Line: Loyola Marymount Lions -2.5 -- Over/Under:
The Ohio Bobcats take the hardwood with the Loyola Marymount Lions in Sunday college basketball.
The Ohio Bobcats were blitzed in a 73-46 loss to South Florida on Friday as a four point favorite. Ohio mustered just 15 first half points and never recovered with only 29.1% shooting to lean on including a 2-25 performance from beyond the arc.
The struggling Bobcats offense received 13 points and four pulls from Teyvion Kirk on 5-9 marksmanship along with a game high eight turnovers. Antonio Cowart Jr. gave Ohio ten points and five boards on 4-8 from the field while Jason Carter added eight points and six rebounds on 2-8 shooting.
The Loyola Marymount Lions have been a pleasant surprise with a 4-0 start to 2018-19 following a 65-52 victory against Georgetown as a seven point underdog on Friday. Loyola Marymount trailed by five points after 20 points before exploding with a 44-26 second half run with a few more baskets, threes and free throws despite both teams hitting around 34%.
James Bateman carried the Lions offense as he led all scorers with 27 points and eight boards on 6-15 from the field and 13-13 at the stripe. Mattias Markusson added nine points and 13 rebound on 3-8 shooting with Zafir Williams gave Loyola Marymount seven points and four pulls.
Over is 7-2 in Ohio last 9 non-conference games and Ohio are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 Sunday games and over is 22-8-1 in Ohio last 31 Sunday games. Loyola Marymount are 8-0 ATS in their last 8 games overall and are 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 Sunday games and under is 12-5 in Loyola Marymount last 17 neutral site games.
Loyola Marymount has been impressive thus far and I will back the team that has looked good…