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Loyola Marymount vs BYU Pick & Preview: Thursday, February 2nd Betting Odds
Lions vs Cougars Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Loyola Marymount Lions at BYU Cougars
- Where: Provo at Marriott Center
- Date: Thursday, February 2nd
- Betting Odds: Loyola Marymount +4.5, LOYMRY +164 | BYU -203 O/U 143.0
The Loyola Marymount will take the floor in today’s game in the middle of a 4 game win streak and have an overall record of 16-7. On the road, the Lions will be playing their 7th game of the season, having gone 3-4. So far, the Lions have been the underdog 10 times, going 6-4 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +4.5 underdogs on the spread.
Loyola Marymount’s leading scorer this season is Cameron Shelton, who is averaging 19.26 points per contest. So far, Shelton has accounted for 24.08% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 5.78 rebounds per game and 4.52 assists. Keli Leaupepe is the second leading scorer for the Lions, averaging 13.83 points per game. Between him and Leaupepe, they are accounting for 41.4% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Loyola Marymount this season, as they are currently ranked 257th in college basketball at 69.3 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Lions’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 34.4%, placing them 218th in the NCAA.
BYU will take the floor against the Lions with an overall record of 14-10. So far this season, BYU has played 18 games at home, sitting with a record of 12-6. The Cougars’ are sitting with a betting line that is -4.5 points in their favor. For the season, BYU has been favored to win in 12 games, sitting with a mark of 9-3.
BYU’s leading scorer this season is Rudi Williams, who is averaging 12.33 points per contest. So far, Williams has accounted for 16.56% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 2.75 rebounds per game and 3.0 assists. Fousseyni Traore is the second leading scorer for the Cougars, averaging 12.3 points per game. Between him and Traore, they are accounting for 32.4% of the team’s scoring.
On offense, BYU is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 73.7 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 24 games, they have only hit 35.4% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 37.13% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.
Free Spread Prediction: Loyola Marymount Lions +4.5
Heading into this matchup between the BYU Cougars and Loyola Marymount Lions we have a strong lean on taking the points with Loyola Marymount at +4.5. Both team’s are going to come into this game looking to get up looks from outside, as they are both average team’s in terms of 3-pointers made per game. Look for Loyola Marymount to benefit from facing another squad looking to turn this into a 3-point shooting contest. When looking at the line, we see tremendous value in taking the Loyola Marymount Lions at +4.5. Go ahead and lock this bet in before tip-off.