St. Mary's at Loyola Marymount College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/12/2019
Saturday, January 12, 2019
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The St. Mary's Gaels travel to Gersten Pavilion to play the Loyola Marymount Lions on Saturday, January 12, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has St. Mary's as 4 point favorites.
St. Mary's heads into this matchup with a mark of 10-7. They currently have a point differential of 11.1 as they are averaging 77.6 points per contest while giving up 66.5 per game. Loyola Marymount has an overall record of 13-3. They are averaging 71.1 points per game and surrendering 60.6, good for a point differential of 10.5.
Valuable St. Mary's Gaels Betting Trends
The St. Mary's Gaels are 11-6-0 against the spread
The St. Mary's Gaels are 10-7-0 against the over/under
Important Loyola Marymount Lions Betting Trends
The Loyola Marymount Lions are 8-6-0 against the spread
The Loyola Marymount Lions are 4-10-0 against the over/under
Key St. Mary's Gaels Injuries
11/08/18 C Aaron Menzies Hand is out indefinitely
11/08/18 G Kristers Zoriks ACL is out for season
Key Loyola Marymount Lions Injuries
No key injuries to report
Malik Fitts averages 14.5 points per game in 30.2 minutes per contest. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 8.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%. Jordan Ford comes into this contest averaging 22.8 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per night. He pulls down 2.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Mattias Markusson averages 11.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 27.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.6 rebounds per contest and 0.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 60% and his free throw percentage is 79%. James Batemon averages 18.4 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per game and has 3.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Gaels allow 66.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 65th in Division 1. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 195th and 77th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.5 rebounds a game which ranks 15th, and they give up 10.1 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the NCAA. They force 11.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the nation. St. Mary's averages 77.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 91st in the country. Their average scoring margin is 11.1 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 21st in D-1. They average 34.7 rebounds per game and 11.9 assists per contest, which ranks them 251st and 291st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 344th with 9.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lions surrender 60.6 points per contest, which ranks them 10th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 28% average from 3-point range, ranking them 57th and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 192nd with 13.2 assists allowed per contest, and 5th with 28.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Lions are 289th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 15.7 per game. Loyola Marymount is 254th in the country with 71.1 points per game this year. They are 175th in the D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 10.5. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 296th in the nation. They are 221st in the country in rebounding with 35.3 boards per game and 183rd in assists per contest with 13.6. The Lions are 188th in turnovers per game with 13.3.
The Gaels have an offensive rating of 116.2, which is ranked 13th. They are 319th in college basketball in pace with 66.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 27th. As a unit they are 29th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 252nd in D-1. St. Mary's is 343rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions.
Loyola Marymount is 134th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17 times per 100 possessions. The Lions have an offensive rating of 105.6, which is ranked 145th. They are 310th in D-1 in pace with 67.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 235th. As a unit they are 183rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 321st in the country.
Who will win tonight's St. Mary's/Loyola Marymount college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Loyola Marymount +4
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