St. Mary's at Loyola Marymount College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/8/2018
Thursday, February 8, 2018
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The St. Mary's Gaels head to Gersten Pavilion to take on the Loyola Marymount Lions on Thursday, February 8, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has St. Mary's as 14.5 point favorites.
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St. Mary's heads into this matchup with a mark of 23-2. They currently have a point differential of 14.7 as they are averaging 78.9 points per contest while giving up 64.2 per game. Loyola Marymount has an overall record of 7-16. They are averaging 73.2 points per game and surrendering 76.9, good for a point differential of -3.7.
Valuable St. Mary's Gaels Betting Trends
The St. Mary's Gaels are 10-11 against the spread this season
The St. Mary's Gaels are 6-15 against the over/under this year
Important Loyola Marymount Lions Betting Trends
The Loyola Marymount Lions are 10-8 against the spread this season
The Loyola Marymount Lions are 10-10 against the over/under this year
Key St. Mary's Gaels Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Loyola Marymount Lions Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jock Landale averages 22.8 points per contest while playing 33.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 10.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 74%. Calvin Hermanson averages 11.5 points per contest in 31.8 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.2 assists per game and 3.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 52% for the season while his free throw percentage is 82%.
James Batemon scores 17.4 points per contest while playing 34.4 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 4.3 rebounds per contest and has 4.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. Eli Scott averages 13.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 7.2 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 63%.
Useful Team Statistics
St. Mary's averages 78.9 points per contest this year, which is 63rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 14.7 and their shooting percentage is 52% as a unit, which has them ranked 1st. From 3-point territory they shoot 42%, which is good for 5th in Division 1. They average 33.4 boards per contest and 17.0 assists per game, which ranks them 287th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 346th with 9.9 per game. The Gaels allow 64.2 points per contest, which is 19th in the country. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 206th and 45th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 27.4 rebounds a game which ranks 1st, and they allow 12.0 assists per game which puts them in 72nd place in college basketball. They force 10.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Loyola Marymount is 201st in the country with 73.2 points per contest this season. They are 186th in the nation in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -3.7. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 237th in Division 1. They are 269th in the country in rebounding with 33.8 boards per contest and 116th in assists per game with 14.7. The Lions are 79th in turnovers per contest with 14.3. The Lions give up 76.9 points per game, which ranks them 286th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 49% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 340th and 283rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 331st with 16.3 dimes allowed per game and 47th with 32.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Lions are 240th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 14.2 per contest this year.
The Gaels are 3rd in the nation in offensive rating with 121.9, and their defensive rating of 99.2 is ranked 110th. In terms of pace they are 350th in the country with 64.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 60% is 3rd. As a team they are 3rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 63% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 239th in Division 1. St. Mary's is 327th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 123rd in the nation.
Loyola Marymount is 95th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 56%, which is 339th in Division 1. The Lions are 323rd in the nation in defensive rating with 110.6, and their offensive rating of 105.3 is ranked 160th. They are 239th in D-1 in pace with 68.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 222nd. As a unit they are 229th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 277th in the country.
Who will win tonight's St. Mary's/Loyola Marymount college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take St. Mary's -14.5
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