Check out our free Loyola Marymount vs Santa Clara pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Santa Clara. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Loyola Marymount vs Santa Clara Pick & Preview: Saturday, February 11th Betting Odds
Lions vs Broncos Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Loyola Marymount Lions at Santa Clara Broncos
- Where: Santa Clara at Leavey Center
- Date: Saturday, February 11th
- Betting Odds: Loyola Marymount +5, LOYMRY +178 | SANCLR -221 O/U 149.0
Heading into today’s matchup vs Santa Clara, the Loyola Marymount Lions will be taking the floor for the 27th time this season and have an overall record of 17-9. So far, the Lions have played 9 games on the road, with a record of 3-6. For the season, Loyola Marymount has been the underdog in 12 games, sitting with a mark of 7-5. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Lions being +5 point underdogs.
Loyola Marymount’s leading scorer this season is Cameron Shelton, who is averaging 19.77 points per contest. So far, Shelton has accounted for 24.55% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 5.69 rebounds per game and 4.38 assists. Keli Leaupepe is the second leading scorer for the Lions, averaging 13.5 points per game. Between him and Leaupepe, they are accounting for 41.3% 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.
The Santa Clara will take the floor in today’s game in the middle of a 2 game win streak and have an overall record of 18-8. Currently, the Broncos have been the home team 19 times, sitting with a record of 15-4. The Broncos’ are sitting with a betting line that is -5 points in their favor. For the season, Santa Clara has been favored to win in 14 games, sitting with a mark of 12-2.
Brandin Podziemski comes into today’s game as the Broncos’ leading scorer at 19.0 points per contest. Not only has Podziemski been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Santa Clara’s top rebounder at 8.12 boards per contest. Behind Podziemski, the team has benefited from the strong play of Carlos Stewart, who is second on the team in scoring at 15.85 points per game. Overall, he has hit 44.1% of his shots and is adding 2.23 boards per game.
Through 26 games, Santa Clara has been playing well on offense, averaging 78.1 points per game. Even though the team has been methodical with their pace, the Broncos’ shooters have been hot from outside, hitting 38.8% of their shots per game. This strong shooting percentage has equated to an average of 7.34 made 3’s per contest.
Free Spread Prediction: Santa Clara Broncos -5
Leading into this matchup, the Santa Clara Broncos are currently the favorites to pick up the win, with a spread sitting at -5. According to our analysis, we anticipate a strong offensive effort from the Broncos’ shooters to be enough to pull out the win and cover the spread. For the season, Santa Clara has a field goal percentage of 49.0, good for 20th in college basketball. Although Santa Clara hasn’t been excellent vs the spread at home of late, 5-5, we see their still being plenty of value in grabbing them at -5.