The Loyola Marymount Lions (17-10, 7-6 WCC) will host the Gonzaga Bulldogs (21-5, 10-2 WCC) after victories in four home games in a row. It tips at 11:00 PM ET on Thursday, February 16, 2023.
Thursday’s game between the Bulldogs and the Lions sees the Bulldogs as a strong, 8-point favorite. A 155-point over/under is set for the game.
Gonzaga vs. Loyola Marymount Odds
Point Spread for Gonzaga vs. Loyola Marymount
The spread for this matchup is set at 8 points, with bookmakers listing Gonzaga as the favorite.
Gonzaga vs. Loyola Marymount Moneyline
As for the moneyline, Gonzaga has -398 odds to pick up the win, while Loyola Marymount is listed at +308 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 155 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Thursday, February 16, 2023
- Game Time: 11:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: CBS Sports Network
- Location: Los Angeles, California
- Arena: Gersten Pavilion
Gonzaga vs. Loyola Marymount Betting Trends
Gonzaga has played 25 games, with nine wins against the spread. The Bulldogs have come away with 17 wins in the 20 contests they have been listed as the favorites in this season. Gonzaga’s games this year have eclipsed the over/under 53.8% of the time (14 out of 26 games with a set point total).
Against the spread, Loyola Marymount is 16-10-0 this year. The Lions have compiled a 7-6 record in games they were listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 53.8% of those games). Loyola Marymount has eclipsed the over/under 61.5% of the time this year (16 of 26 games with a set point total).
Gonzaga vs. Loyola Marymount Key Players to Watch
Drew Timme is tops on his squad in points (21.1), rebounds (7.4) and assists (3.4) per game, shooting 60.7% from the field. Defensively, he posts 0.8 steals and 1.0 block. Julian Strawther puts up 14.6 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.0 assists per contest, shooting 47.6% from the field and 41.8% from beyond the arc with 2.2 made 3-pointers per contest. Anton Watson is posting 11.0 points, 2.0 assists and 5.8 rebounds per game. Rasir Bolton averages 11.1 points, 1.8 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game. At the other end, he delivers 0.9 steals and 0.1 blocked shots.
Keli Leaupepe is the Lions’ top rebounder (7.0 per game), and he produces 13.4 points and 1.2 assists. Jalin Anderson gives the Lions 10.0 points, 1.7 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game. He also delivers 0.8 steals and 0.1 blocked shots. Michael Graham gives the Lions 4.9 points, 5.3 rebounds and 0.4 assists per contest. He also averages 0.3 steals and 0.7 blocked shots.
What you need to know about the Gonzaga Bulldogs
Gonzaga has compiled a 5-7-0 ATS record in conference play so far this year. The Bulldogs have a top-25 offense this year, ranking best in college basketball with 86.3 points per game. Defensively, they rank 297th with 74.0 points allowed per contest. Gonzaga is averaging 33.7 boards per game (76th-ranked in college basketball) this year, while allowing 28.8 rebounds per contest (60th-ranked).
The Bulldogs are averaging 92.9 points per game when playing at home. In away games, they are averaging 79.7 points per contest. Gonzaga is draining 7.6 treys per game this season (158th-ranked in college basketball), and it owns a 38.1% three-point percentage (18th-best). The Bulldogs are ceding 8.0 three-pointers per game (275th-ranked in college basketball). They are allowing opposing teams to shoot 34.2% (212th-ranked) from downtown.
The Bulldogs have a 4-6 record against the spread while finishing 8-2 overall in their past 10 games. Gonzaga has hit the over in five of its last 10 games. Gonzaga has been putting up 86.4 points per game in its last 10 appearances, an average that’s a little higher than the 86.3 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 season. Gonzaga has been a little suspect on the defensive end of the floor of late, allowing 76.0 points per game over its last 10 contests compared to the 74.0 it has conceded this year.
What you need to know about the Loyola Marymount Lions
So far this year, eight out of Loyola Marymount’s 13 WCC games with an over/under have hit the over. The Lions are 86th in college basketball in points scored (75.6 per game) and 229th in points conceded (71.4). In 2022-23, Loyola Marymount is 86th in the nation in rebounds (33.6 per game) and 46th in rebounds conceded (28.4).
In 2022-23 the Lions are averaging 8.4 more points per game at home (79.1) than on the road (70.7). Loyola Marymount is the 25th-best team in the country in 3-pointers made (9.3 per game) and 63rd in 3-point percentage (36.5%). In 2022-23, the Lions are 47th in the nation in 3-pointers conceded (6.1 per game) and 56th in defensive 3-point percentage (31.4%).
The Lions are 6-4 against the spread and 5-5 overall over their last 10 contests. Six of Loyola Marymount’s last 10 outings have gone over the total. Over its past 10 games, Loyola Marymount is averaging 74.8 points per contest, 0.8 fewer points than its season average (75.6). In their past 10 games, the Lions are allowing 75.0 points per contest, 3.6 more points than their season average (71.4).
Gonzaga vs. Loyola Marymount Prediction & Pick
Our pick to win this contest is Gonzaga, and we project that Loyola Marymount will cover the spread (Gonzaga -8). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 155 points.
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