Loyola Marymount at Gonzaga NCAA Basketball Point Spread Picks 1/17/2019
Thursday, January 17, 2019
McCarthey Athletic Center
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The Loyola Marymount Lions travel to McCarthey Athletic Center to play the Gonzaga Bulldogs on Thursday, January 17, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Gonzaga as 23.5 point favorites.
Loyola Marymount heads into this matchup with a mark of 13-4. They currently have a point differential of 9.2 as they are averaging 70.5 points per contest while giving up 61.2 per game. Gonzaga has an overall record of 16-2. They are averaging 92.2 points per game and surrendering 68.5, good for a point differential of 23.7.
Valuable Loyola Marymount Lions Betting Trends
The Loyola Marymount Lions are 8-7-0 against the spread
The Loyola Marymount Lions are 5-10-0 against the over/under
Important Gonzaga Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 14-4-0 against the spread
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 9-9-0 against the over/under
Key Loyola Marymount Lions Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Gonzaga Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Mattias Markusson averages 11.2 points per game in 27.6 minutes per contest. He averages 0.9 assists per contest and 7.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 61% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%. James Batemon comes into this contest averaging 17.9 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 59% while his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Brandon Clarke averages 17.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 27.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.2 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 69% and his free throw percentage is 65%. Rui Hachimura averages 20.8 points per game while playing 29.6 minutes per contest. He grabs 6.0 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is at 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lions allow 61.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in Division 1. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc, ranking them 76th and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 28.8 rebounds a game which ranks 5th, and they give up 13.2 assists per contest which puts them in 192nd place in the NCAA. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 285th in the nation. Loyola Marymount averages 70.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 261st in the country. Their average scoring margin is 9.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 164th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 302nd in D-1. They average 34.5 rebounds per game and 13.9 assists per contest, which ranks them 260th and 163rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 201st with 13.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulldogs surrender 68.5 points per contest, which ranks them 103rd in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 17th and 34th in those defensive statistics. They rank 14th with 10.2 assists allowed per contest, and 166th with 34.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulldogs are 216th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per game. Gonzaga is 2nd in the country with 92.2 points per game this year. They are 1st in the D-1 in shooting at 53%, while their average scoring margin is 23.7. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 64th in the nation. They are 32nd in the country in rebounding with 40.0 boards per game and 9th in assists per contest with 18.4. The Bulldogs are 328th in turnovers per game with 11.0.
The Lions are 153rd in the nation in offensive rating with 105.4. In terms of pace they are 318th in the country with 66.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 231st. As a team they are 180th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 325th in Division 1. Loyola Marymount is 132nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions.
Gonzaga is 341st in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions. The Bulldogs are 1st in the country in offensive rating with 124. In terms of pace they are 42nd in Division 1 with 74.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 60% is 3rd. As a team they are 1st in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 63% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 216th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Loyola Marymount/Gonzaga college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Gonzaga -23.5
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