Loyola Marymount at St. Mary's College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/28/2017
Thursday, December 28, 2017
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The Loyola Marymount Lions head to McKeon Pavilion to take on the St. Mary's Gaels on Thursday, December 28, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has St. Mary's as 17 point favorites.
Loyola Marymount heads into this matchup with a mark of 5-6. They currently have a point differential of 1.0 as they are averaging 78.5 points per contest while giving up 77.5 per game. St. Mary's has an overall mark of 11-2. They are averaging 81.5 points per contest and giving up 67.5, which is a point differential of 14.0.
Valuable Loyola Marymount Lions Betting Trends
The Loyola Marymount Lions are 5-3 against the spread this season
The Loyola Marymount Lions are 5-3 against the over/under this year
Important St. Mary's Gaels Betting Trends
The St. Mary's Gaels are 3-6 against the spread this season
The St. Mary's Gaels are 4-5 against the over/under this year
Key Loyola Marymount Lions Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key St. Mary's Gaels Injuries
No key injuries to report
James Batemon averages 19.1 points per contest while playing 34.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 65% while his free throw percentage is 78%. Eli Scott averages 12.9 points per contest in 28.1 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.6 assists per game and 7.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% for the season while his free throw percentage is 67%.
Jock Landale scores 21.2 points per contest while playing 31.1 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 9.6 rebounds per contest and has 2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 65% and his free throw percentage is at 73%. Calvin Hermanson averages 13.7 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.6 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
Loyola Marymount averages 78.5 points per contest this year, which is 98th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 1.0 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 169th. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 292nd in Division 1. They average 38.3 boards per contest and 14.6 assists per game, which ranks them 96th and 138th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 18th with 16.4 per game. The Lions allow 77.5 points per contest, which is 290th in the country. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 258th and 164th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.6 rebounds a game which ranks 79th, and they allow 15.5 assists per game which puts them in 295th place in college basketball. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 278th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
St. Mary's is 61st in the country with 81.5 points per contest this season. They are 15th in the nation in shooting at 51%, while their average scoring margin is 14.0. They shoot 41% from beyond the arc, which is good for 24th in Division 1. They are 287th in the country in rebounding with 33.5 boards per contest and 38th in assists per game with 17.2. The Gaels are 351st in turnovers per contest with 8.5. The Gaels give up 67.5 points per game, which ranks them 88th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 296th and 116th in those defensive statistics. They rank 105th with 12.2 dimes allowed per game and 2nd with 28.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Gaels are 6th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 10.5 per contest this year.
The Lions are 138th in the nation in offensive rating with 106.9, and their defensive rating of 105.6 is ranked 272nd. In terms of pace they are 105th in the country with 72.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 215th. As a team they are 191st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 264th in Division 1. Loyola Marymount is 58th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 261st in the nation.
St. Mary's is 351st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 232nd in Division 1. The Gaels are 232nd in the nation in defensive rating with 103.2, and their offensive rating of 124.6 is ranked 2nd. They are 348th in D-1 in pace with 64.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 58% is 19th. As a unit they are 15th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 212th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Loyola Marymount/St. Mary's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Loyola Marymount +17
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