Gonzaga at Loyola Marymount Expert NCAA Basketball Picks Against the Spread 2/14/2019
Thursday, February 14, 2019
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The Gonzaga Bulldogs travel to Gersten Pavilion to play the Loyola Marymount Lions on Thursday, February 14, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Gonzaga as 19 point favorites.
Gonzaga heads into this matchup with a mark of 23-2. They currently have a point differential of 26.0 as they are averaging 91.4 points per contest while giving up 65.3 per game. Loyola Marymount has an overall mark of 17-8. They are averaging 67.9 points per contest and giving up 61.8, which is a point differential of 6.1.
Valuable Gonzaga Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 18-7-0 against the spread
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 12-13-0 against the over/under
Important Loyola Marymount Lions Betting Trends
The Loyola Marymount Lions are 12-11-0 against the spread
The Loyola Marymount Lions are 9-14-0 against the over/under
Key Gonzaga Bulldogs Injuries
02/10/19 F Killian Tillie Foot is out indefinitely
Key Loyola Marymount Lions Injuries
No key injuries to report
Rui Hachimura comes into this contest averaging 20.2 points per game while playing 29.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 74%. Brandon Clarke averages 16.8 points per game in 27.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 8.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 69% for the year while his free throw percentage is 66%.
James Batemon averages 16.8 points per game while playing 35.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.0 rebounds per game and has 3.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Mattias Markusson averages 10.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.8 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Gonzaga averages 91.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 1st in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 26.0 and their shooting percentage is 53% as a team, which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 47th in the nation. They average 40.0 rebounds per game and 18.8 assists per game, which ranks them 21st and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 337th with 10.4 per game. The Bulldogs allow 65.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 39th in the country. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 7th and 19th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.2 rebounds a game which ranks 93rd and they give up 9.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 6th place in Division 1. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 228th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Loyola Marymount is 298th in the country with 67.9 points per game this year. They are 129th in Division 1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 6.1. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 268th in the nation. They are 290th in the NCAA in rebounding with 33.3 boards per game, and 140th in assists per contest with 14.0. The Lions are 152nd in turnovers per game with 13.4. The Lions surrender 61.8 points per contest, which ranks them 13th in D-1. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 76th and 38th in those defensive statistics. They rank 230th with 13.7 assists allowed per contest and 2nd with 29.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Lions are 273rd in country in forcing turnovers with 14.7 per game.
The Bulldogs have an offensive rating of 125.7, which is ranked 1st. They are 56th in college basketball in pace with 72.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 60% is 1st. As a unit they are 1st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 63% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 236th in D-1. Gonzaga is 348th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions.
Loyola Marymount is 72nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.7 times per 100 possessions. The Lions have an offensive rating of 103, which is ranked 192nd. They are 326th in D-1 in pace with 66 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 211th. As a unit they are 173rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 339th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Gonzaga/Loyola Marymount college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Loyola Marymount +19
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