UC Irvine Anteaters vs Loyola Marymount Lions Prediction, 12/17/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: UC Irvine Anteaters vs Loyola Marymount Lions
Date: Thursday, December 17, 2020
Location: Gersten Pavilion in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: UC Irvine (+5)
Gersten Pavilion is the site where and the Loyola Marymount Lions (3-3) will play the UC Irvine Anteaters (2-3) on Thursday. Loyola Marymount opens this matchup as 5-point favorites. The total has been set at 142.5.
UC Irvine enters this contest with a record of 2-3 so far this year. They average 85.0 pts per game (41st in college hoops) while hitting 50.0% from the floor. The Anteaters are hitting 34.9% on shots beyond the perimeter (29 of 83) and 71.3% from the charity stripe. As a unit, UC Irvine is pulling in 42.6 boards per contest and has accounted for 87 assists for the campaign, which is 69th in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. They lose possession via turnover 14.8 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 17.4 fouls on a nightly basis. When they are on defense, the Anteaters are forcing their opponents into 15.2 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.6 fouls. They are ranked 250th in the nation in giving up assists to their opponents with 79 surrendered on the year. The Anteaters are giving up a FG percentage of 42.1% (128 of 304) and they relinquish 30.4 rebounds per contest as a team. They surrender 37.1% on shots from downtown and they rank 209th in D-1 in PPG allowed (72.6).
The UC Irvine Anteaters took the court against the USC Trojans and ended up losing by a score of 91-56 in their last contest. UC Irvine wrapped up the contest with a 33.8% field goal percentage (23 of 68) and buried 4 of their 19 shots from 3-point land. At the charity stripe, the Anteaters knocked down 6 of 12 tries for a percentage of 50.0%. With respect to grabbing rebounds, they earned a total of 31 with 10 of them being offensive. They also recorded 12 assists for this game while earning 7 steals and 2 blocks. When discussing defending, UC Irvine allowed 33.8% from the floor on 23 out of 68. USC earned 23 assists and 9 steals for this game. Moreover, the Trojans snagged 38 rebounds (9 offensive, 29 defensive) and had 2 rejections. USC went 53.6% from the charity stripe by making 15 of their 28 shots. They also made 12 of 24 tries from distance.
Brad Greene is a player who was a contributor for this contest. He left the arena with 8 points on 4 out of 8 shooting. He played for 13 mins and also grabbed 6 rebounds. Greene ended up going 50.0% from the floor and also earned 2 assists.
Loyola Marymount has a mark of 3-3 so far this year. The Lions commit 21.8 fouls per contest and they hit 71.2% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 13.0 times per contest (197th in college basketball) and they are giving up possession 16.5 times per game. Loyola Marymount has accumulated 446 pts for the campaign (74.3 per contest) and they grab 38.0 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Lions are shooting 43.4% from the floor, which is 230th in college hoops. The Lions defensively are ranked 229th in Division 1 in PPG surrendered with 74.0. They are forcing 12.3 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 44.1% from the floor (212th in college hoops). The Loyola Marymount defense concedes 40.2% on 3-point shots (45 of 112) and opponents are making 75.6% of their shots from the charity stripe. They concede 15.0 dimes and 30.8 total rebounds per game, which is ranked 251st and 48th in the nation.
In their last game, the Loyola Marymount Lions went home victorious with a score of 81-76 when they played the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos. The Lions were able to pull down 24 defensive rebounds and 4 offensive rebounds for a total of 28 in this matchup. They also blocked 2 attempts while earning 5 steals for the contest. The Gauchos were called for 18 personal fouls for this game which got the Lions to the charity stripe for a total of 19 attempts. They were able to make 14 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 73.7%. In regard to 3-pointers, Loyola Marymount converted 11 of 23 tries (47.8%). When the final whistle blew, the Lions finished the game shooting 28 out of 53 from the floor which had them sitting at 52.8%. The Lions permitted the Gauchos to make 25 out of 52 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 48.1% for the contest. They shot 45.8% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 11 of 24 and finished the game at 15 of 20 at the charity stripe (75.0%). With respect to rebounds, Loyola Marymount allowed UC Santa Barbara to get 23 overall (4 on the offensive glass).
Joe Quintana ended up seeing a lot of time on the hardwood for the Lions in this contest. He knocked down 6 out of 10 for this game for a rate of 60.0%, which earned him 22 points. Quintana totaled 3 boards in his 38 minutes and tallied 2 assists for this contest. An additional guy who was a determining factor for Loyola Marymount was Dameane Douglas. He left the arena with 23 points in 36 minutes played by going 9 out of 12 shooting for this contest. Douglas finished going 75.0% from the field and also earning 2 assists and 7 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take UC Irvine (+5)
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