Gonzaga vs Loyola Marymount Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Thursday, January 19, 2023

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The Gonzaga Bulldogs (16-3, 5-0 WCC) will host the Loyola Marymount Lions (13-7, 3-3 WCC) after winning seven straight home games. It starts at 9:00 PM ET on Thursday, January 19, 2023.

Thursday’s matchup between the Bulldogs and the Lions sees the Bulldogs as a massive, 15.5-point favorite. The game’s point total is 158.5.

Gonzaga vs. Loyola Marymount Odds

Point Spread for Gonzaga vs. Loyola Marymount

The spread for this matchup is set at 15.5 points, with oddsmakers listing Gonzaga as the favorite.

Gonzaga vs. Loyola Marymount Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Gonzaga has -1690 odds to pick up the win, while Loyola Marymount is listed at +921 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 158.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Thursday, January 19, 2023
  • Game Time: 9:00 PM ET
  • Location: Spokane, Washington
  • Arena: McCarthey Athletic Center

Gonzaga vs. Loyola Marymount Betting Trends

Against the spread, Gonzaga is 6-12-0 this year. The Bulldogs have come away with 12 wins in the 14 contests they have been listed as the favorites in this season. Gonzaga has eclipsed the over/under in 52.6% of its opportunities this year (10 times in 19 games with a set point total).

In Loyola Marymount’s 19 games this season, it has 11 wins against the spread. The Lions have won five of the nine games they were the moneyline underdog this season (55.6%). Loyola Marymount’s games this year have gone over the point total 12 times in 19 opportunities (63.2%).

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Gonzaga vs. Loyola Marymount Key Players to Watch


Drew Timme paces the Bulldogs with 21.5 points per contest (ninth in the country) and 7.8 rebounds, while also posting 3.3 assists. Julian Strawther posts 13.8 points, 7.3 rebounds and 1 assists per game. Defensively, he puts up 0.8 steals and 0.3 blocked shots. Anton Watson is posting 10.1 points, 1.9 assists and 5.3 rebounds per game. Nolan Hickman averages a team-best 3.6 assists per game. He is also posting 8.7 points and 2.4 rebounds, shooting 44.6% from the floor and 36.8% from beyond the arc with 1.5 made 3-pointers per contest.

Loyola Marymount

Keli Leaupepe is the Lions’ top rebounder (6.9 per game), and he averages 14.3 points and 1.1 assists. The Lions get 7.5 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game from Alex Merkviladze. The Lions get 9.8 points, 1.9 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game from Jalin Anderson.

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What you need to know about the Gonzaga Bulldogs

The Bulldogs own a top-25 offense this season, ranking best in college basketball with 86.9 points per game. Defensively, they rank 284th with 73.1 points allowed per contest. With 34.9 rebounds per game, Gonzaga is 63rd in the country. It cedes 29.6 rebounds per contest, which ranks 95th in college basketball.

The Bulldogs average 96.6 points per game in home games, compared to 76.8 points per game when playing on the road, a difference of 19.8 points per contest. With a 38.4% three-point percentage this season, Gonzaga is 23rd-best in the nation. It ranks 111th in college basketball by draining 8.1 treys per contest. With 7.8 three-pointers conceded per game, the Bulldogs are 254th in college basketball. They are giving up a 33.6% shooting percentage from beyond the arc, which ranks 198th in college basketball.

The Bulldogs are 4-6 against the spread and 10-0 overall in their last 10 contests. Five of Gonzaga’s past 10 outings have gone over the total. On the offensive side of the ball, Gonzaga has picked up its production slightly over its last 10 games, scoring 92.9 points per contest over that stretch as opposed to the 86.9 it has racked up over the course of this year. Gonzaga has been a little improved on the defensive end of the floor of late, allowing 72.2 points per game over its last 10 outings compared to the 73.1 it has conceded per game this year.

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What you need to know about the Loyola Marymount Lions

The Lions are 82nd in the nation in points scored (76.2 per game) and 219th in points allowed (70.6). Loyola Marymount collects 34 rebounds per game and give up 28.7 boards, ranking 97th and 58th, respectively, in the country.

The Lions are putting up more points at home (78.7 per game) than away (71.7). In 2022-23 Loyola Marymount is 24th-best in the nation in 3-point makes (9.4 per game), and it ranks No. 91 in 3-point percentage (35.8%). The Lions give up 6.1 3-pointers per game and concede 30.3% from beyond the arc, ranking 57th and 49th, respectively, in the country.

The Lions have gone 6-4 over their last 10 games, with a 6-4 record against the spread during that span. Five of Loyola Marymount’s last 10 contests have gone over the total. In its last 10 games, Loyola Marymount is scoring 74 points per game, 2.2 fewer points than its season average (76.2). The Lions are giving up 70.8 points per contest in their previous 10 games, which is 0.2 more points than they are allowing for the season (70.6).

Gonzaga vs. Loyola Marymount Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this contest is Gonzaga, and we predict that Loyola Marymount will cover the spread (Gonzaga -15.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 158.5 points.

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Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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