Check out our free San Diego vs Loyola Marymount pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Los Angeles. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
San Diego vs Loyola Marymount Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 14th Betting Odds
Toreros vs Lions Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: San Diego Toreros at Loyola Marymount Lions
- Where: Los Angeles at Gersten Pavilion
- Date: Saturday, January 14th
- Betting Odds: San Diego +7.5, SD +266 | LOYMRY -345 O/U 150.0
San Diego heads into this matchup having played 19 games and have an overall record sitting at 9-10. So far, the Toreros have played 6 games on the road, with a record of 2-4. For the season, San Diego has been the underdog in 7 games, sitting with a mark of 2-5. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Toreros being +7.5 point underdogs.
San Diego’s leading scorer this season is Marcellus Earlington, who is averaging 14.37 points per contest. So far, Earlington has accounted for 18.56% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 6.47 rebounds per game and 1.53 assists. Eric Williams Jr. is the second leading scorer for the Toreros, averaging 15.35 points per game. Between him and Jr., they are accounting for 36.3% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for San Diego this season, as they are currently ranked 367th in college basketball at 65.8 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 Toreros’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.5%, placing them 287th in the NCAA.
Heading into today’s matchup vs San Diego, the Loyola Marymount Lions will be taking the floor for the 20th time this season and have an overall record of 12-7. So far this season, Loyola Marymount has played 13 games at home, sitting with a record of 10-3. The Lions’ are sitting with a betting line that is -7.5 points in their favor. For the season, Loyola Marymount has been favored to win in 9 games, sitting with a mark of 6-3.
Loyola Marymount’s leading scorer this season is Cameron Shelton, who is averaging 18.0 points per contest. So far, Shelton has accounted for 23.36% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 6.0 rebounds per game and 4.47 assists. Keli Leaupepe is the second leading scorer for the Lions, averaging 14.05 points per game. Between him and Leaupepe, they are accounting for 41.6% 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.
Free Spread Prediction: Loyola Marymount Lions -7.5
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 -7.5 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 Toreros’ defense. At -7.5 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Lions to come out on top and cover.