Thursday, February 4, 2016
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The Gonzaga Bulldogs travel to Gersten Pavilion to play the Loyola Marymount Lions on Thursday, February 4, 2016. The opening line for this game has Gonzaga as 11 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 140.
The Bulldogs come into this game with an overall record of 17-5 and a road record of 4-1. They are 7-12 against the spread and their over/under record is 9-11. The Lions have an overall record of 10-12 and a home record of 6-3. They have an over/under record of 11-8 and they are 10-11 against the spread.
Kyle Wiltjer comes into this contest averaging 22 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulldogs. He pulls down 6.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Domantas Sabonis averages 17.1 points per game in 30.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 11.5 rebounds per game for Gonzaga. His field goal percentage is 61% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Adom Jacko averages 15.7 points per game while playing 27.5 minutes per contest this year for the Lions. He grabs 6.5 rebounds per game and has 0.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage currently is at 72%. Brandon Brown averages 13 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.3 rebounds per contest and 5.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Gonzaga averages 79.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 38th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 13.2 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 13th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 32nd in the country. They average 41.5 rebounds per game and 13.6 assists per game which ranks them 14th and 143rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 108th with 12 per game. The Bulldogs allow 66 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 43rd in the nation. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.9 rebounds a game which ranks 47th and they give up 9.9 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the country. They force 9.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 343rd in the Division 1.
Loyola Marymount averages 69.9 points per game this year which ranks them 225th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -4.7 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them sitting in the 301st spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 214th in the nation. They average 34.3 rebounds per game and 14.9 assists per contest which ranks them 254th and 76th respectively. In the turnover department the Lions rank 83rd with 11.8 per game. The Lions allow 74.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 231st in the country. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 245th and 318th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 37.8 rebounds a game which ranks 264th and they give up 16.2 assists per contest which puts them in 326th place in the nation. The Lions force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 54th in college basketball.
The Bulldogs average 76.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 80.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 5.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 21.7 per contest. The Bulldogs have an offensive rating of 114.8 and they assist on 47.8% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 68.9 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 55%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they shoot 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Gonzaga turns the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 56.1% while their offensive rebound percentage is 32.5%. The Bulldogs give up 70.8 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 58.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Lions score 71 ppg at home and they have averaged 66 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -9.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -1.1 points per game. The Lions have a rating on offense of 101.7 and 59.5% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 68.7 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 47%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 50% and they attempt 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Loyola Marymount turns it over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.2% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 31.3%. The Lions give up 72.1 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 75.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Gonzaga Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 7-12 against the spread
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 9-11 against the over/under
Loyola Marymount Lions Betting Trends
The Loyola Marymount Lions are 10-11 against the spread
The Loyola Marymount Lions are 11-8 against the over/under
Gonzaga Bulldogs Injuries
12/07/15 C Przemek Karnowski Back out for season
Loyola Marymount Lions Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Gonzaga
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