Check out our free Loyola Marymount vs Pacific pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Stockton. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Loyola Marymount vs Pacific Pick & Preview: Saturday, December 31st Betting Odds
Lions vs Tigers Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Loyola Marymount Lions at Pacific Tigers
- Where: Stockton at Alex G. Spanos Center
- Date: Saturday, December 31st
- Betting Odds: Loyola Marymount -4.5, LOYMRY -204 | PACFC +163 O/U 145.0
The Loyola Marymount Lions head into today’s game in what will be their 16th game of the season, posting a record of 11-4. So far, the Lions have played 4 games on the road, with a record of 2-2. This season, Loyola Marymount has been favored to win in 6 games, sitting with a mark of 5-1. For today’s contest, Loyola Marymount have a betting line set -4.5 points in their favor.
Loyola Marymount’s leading scorer this season is Cameron Shelton who is averaging 18.6 points per contest. So far, Shelton has accounted for 23.33% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 6.07 rebounds per game and 4.33 assists. Keli Leaupepe is the second leading scorer for the Lions, averaging 14.4 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 that 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.
The Pacific Tigers head into today’s game in what will be their 17th game of the season, posting a record of 7-9. Currently, the Tigers have been the home team 10 times, sitting with a record of 3-7. So far, the Tigers have been the underdog 6 times, going 3-3 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +4.5 underdogs on the spread.
Pacific will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Luke Avdalovic who is averaging 10.56 points per game for the Tigers. Avdalovic is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Tigers’ offensive gameplan is the play of Tyler Beard who has hit 50.9% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 10.06 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Pacific this season, as they are currently ranked 366th in college basketball at 65.9 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Tigers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 31.7%, placing them 380th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Loyola Marymount Lions -4.5
Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the Loyola Marymount Lions to pick up the win and cover the spread as -4.5 point betting favorites. Although Loyola Marymount as a team is just 122nd in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Tigers’ defense. At -4.5 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Lions to come out on top and cover.