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Santa Clara vs. LMU - 1/26/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
LMU at Santa Clara
Date & Time Saturday January 26, 2019, 9:00 PM (EST)
Location
Leavey Center
Santa Clara, California
The Line
The Line: Santa Clara PK -- Over/Under: 127.5
TV Channel
The W TV
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The Loyola Marymount Lions and Santa Clara Broncos meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Leavey Center.

The Loyola Marymount Lions could use a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Loyola Marymount Lions are averaging 69.2 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 62.8 points on 42 percent shooting. James Batemon is averaging 17.2 points and 4.2 assists while Mattias Markusson is averaging 10.9 points and 7.3 rebounds. Joe Quintana is dishing 1.9 assists and Eli Scott is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Loyola Marymount Lions are shooting 31.2 percent from beyond the arc and 74.9 percent from the free throw line. The Loyola Marymount Lions are allowing 30.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34 rebounds per game. The Loyola Marymount Lions have lost their last four road games.

The Santa Clara Broncos need a win here after splitting their last eight games. The Santa Clara Broncos are averaging 69.2 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 71.7 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Tahj Eaddy is averaging 16.3 points and 3.5 assists while Josip Vrankic is averaging 13.2 points and 6.2 rebounds. Trey Wertz is the third double-digit scorer and Keshawn Justice is dishing 1.5 assists. The Santa Clara Broncos are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 69.7 percent from the free throw line. The Santa Clara Broncos are allowing 31.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.9 rebounds per game. The Santa Clara Broncos have won eight of their last 10 home games.

The Lions are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a straight up loss and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games following a ATS loss. The Broncos are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Lions are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Santa Clara. The under is 6-1 in Broncos last 7 overall. The under is 15-5-1 in Lions last 21 road games.

The Santa Clara Broncos have won six of the last nine meetings against the Loyola Marymount Lions and eight of their 11 wins this season have come at home. Loyola Marymount has lost each of its last four road games and is losing by an average of 3.6 points while shooting just 40.9 percent from the field in road games overall this season. Santa Clara has gotten rocked in its last few games, but in a pick em game, I'm going to give the Broncos the edge based on recent history and how much better they are at home compared to the Lions on the road.

Pick:
Santa Clara PK

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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