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Loyola Marymount vs. San Diego - 2/7/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
San Diego at Loyola Marymount
Date & Time Thursday February 7, 2019, 10:00 PM (EST)
Location
Gersten Pavilion
Los Angeles, California
The Line
The Line: Loyola Marymount -1 -- Over/Under: 127.5
TV Channel
The W TV
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NCAA BB | San Diego at Loyola Marymount
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The San Diego Toreros and Loyola Marymount Lions meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Gersten Pavilion.

The San Diego Toreros need a victory here after splitting their last 10 games. The San Diego Toreros are averaging 73.2 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 69.1 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Isaiah Pineiro is averaging 19.9 points and 8.9 rebounds while Olin Carter III is averaging 16.5 points and 2.2 assists. Isaiah Wright is the third double-digit scorer and Tyler Williams is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The San Diego Toreros are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 74.4 percent from the free throw line. The San Diego Toreros are allowing 30.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.5 rebounds per game. The San Diego Toreros have lost six of their last eight road games.

The Loyola Marymount Lions also need a victory after splitting their last 12 games. The Loyola Marymount Lions are averaging 65.8 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 63.4 points on 42.8 percent shooting. James Batemon is averaging 16.6 points and 3.7 assists while Mattias Markusson is averaging 11.1 points and seven rebounds. Joe Quintana is dishing 1.9 assists and Dameane Douglas is grabbing 5.1 rebounds. The Loyola Marymount Lions are shooting 31.6 percent from beyond the arc and 74.6 percent from the free throw line. The Loyola Marymount Lions are allowing 32.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.1 rebounds per game. The Loyola Marymount Lions have won 10 of their last 11 home games.

The Toreros are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. West Coast, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss and  4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Lions are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games following a straight up loss and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss. The Toreros are 3-0-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Loyola Marymount and 10-4-1 ATS in the last 15 meetings. The over is 5-1-2 in Lions last 8 home games. The under is 6-2-1 in Toreros last 9 overall.

The San Diego Toreros beat Loyola Marymount about two weeks ago by 13 points, but it's been hard to get a good feel for either of these clubs given the inconsistent play on both sides. The home team has won seven of the last 10 meetings between San Diego and Loyola Marymount. On the road this season, San Diego has lost six of its last eight games and is losing by an average of 1.4 points. At home, Loyola Marymount has won 10 of its last 11 games and is winning by an average of 7.4 points. In a near toss-up, I'm going to give the slight edge to the Loyola Marymount Lions on their home court. 

Pick:
Loyola Marymount -1

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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