Gonzaga at Loyola Marymount College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/6/2018
Saturday, January 6, 2018
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The Gonzaga Bulldogs head to Gersten Pavilion to take on the Loyola Marymount Lions on Saturday, January 6, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Gonzaga as 19.5 point favorites.
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Gonzaga comes into this game with an overall record of 13-3. They currently have a point differential of 19.6 as they are averaging 90.2 points per game while giving up 70.6 per contest. Loyola Marymount has an overall mark of 5-9. They are averaging 75.3 points per contest and giving up 78.1, which is a point differential of -2.8.
Valuable Gonzaga Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 8-5 against the spread this season
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 8-5 against the over/under this year
Important Loyola Marymount Lions Betting Trends
The Loyola Marymount Lions are 5-6 against the spread this season
The Loyola Marymount Lions are 6-5 against the over/under this year
Key Gonzaga Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Loyola Marymount Lions Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh Perkins averages 13.6 points per contest while playing 32.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 5.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is 72%. Johnathan Williams averages 13.6 points per contest in 27.8 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.5 assists per game and 7.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 54% for the season while his free throw percentage is 56%.
James Batemon scores 17.7 points per contest while playing 33.4 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 4.2 rebounds per contest and has 4.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Eli Scott averages 13.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 29.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 7.4 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 63%.
Useful Team Statistics
Gonzaga averages 90.2 points per contest this year, which is 5th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 19.6 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a unit, which has them ranked 16th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 96th in Division 1. They average 41.0 boards per contest and 17.9 assists per game, which ranks them 16th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 205th with 13.1 per game. The Bulldogs allow 70.6 points per contest, which is 150th in the country. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 69th and 252nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 31.3 rebounds a game which ranks 34th, and they allow 12.2 assists per game which puts them in 107th place in college basketball. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 200th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Loyola Marymount is 166th in the country with 75.3 points per contest this season. They are 175th in the nation in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -2.8. They shoot 31% from beyond the arc, which is good for 313th in Division 1. They are 199th in the country in rebounding with 35.7 boards per contest and 144th in assists per game with 14.5. The Lions are 36th in turnovers per contest with 15.6. The Lions give up 78.1 points per game, which ranks them 299th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 314th and 204th in those defensive statistics. They rank 307th with 15.8 dimes allowed per game and 72nd with 32.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Lions are 254th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per contest this year.
The Bulldogs are 64th in the country in defensive rating with 95.4, and their offensive rating of 121.9 is ranked 5th. They are 127th in college basketball in pace with 71.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 59% is 11th. As a unit they are 12th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 76th in D-1. Gonzaga is 269th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 89th in the country.
Loyola Marymount is 63rd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 309th in Division 1. The Lions are 311th in the nation in defensive rating with 109.1, and their offensive rating of 105.2 is ranked 168th. They are 205th in D-1 in pace with 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 229th. As a unit they are 217th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 275th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Gonzaga/Loyola Marymount college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Gonzaga -19.5
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