The undefeated No. 20 Colorado Buffaloes (6-0) welcome the Loyola Marymount Lions (3-4) to CU Events Center. Tip-off is set for 10 p.m. ET on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, and it can be seen on Pac-12 Network.
Loyola Marymount Lions vs. Colorado Buffaloes Betting Preview
The Lions defeated the Southern Utah Thunderbirds in their last contest, 61-51. Parker Dortch was the game’s high scorer with 17 points on 8-for-11 shooting. The Lions forced 18 turnovers and held the Thunderbirds to an effective field goal percentage of 0.404 (below their season average of 0.545).
In the Buffaloes’ previous game, they defeated the Sacramento State Hornets, 59-45. Colorado’s Tyler Bey had a good outing, recording 11 points and 17 rebounds. Colorado played a nearly perfect game. They had a phenomenal free throw rate of 0.378 (above their season average of 0.256) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.467 (below their season average of 0.474). For those same stats, Sacramento State was 0.167 and 0.292, respectively.
The physical Colorado offense seems poised to dominate from the charity stripe. Since last season, the Buffaloes rank 19th in the nation with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.279, while Loyola Marymount ranks 328th in FTA rate allowed (0.280).
Loyola Marymount Lions vs. Colorado Buffaloes Odds Prediction
College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Colorado, ATS Winner – Loyola Marymount, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
The Buffaloes rank 274th in three pointers attempted per game (19.5) while the Lions rank 331st (15.4).
Colorado averages 3.1 blocks per game, which is ranked 176th in the NCAA. Loyola Marymount ranks 181st in blocks allowed per game (3.5).
Colorado ranks 61st in rebounds per game (37.8) while Loyola Marymount ranks 298th (31.6).
The Buffaloes rank 19th in assists allowed per game (10.4) while the Lions rank 215th (13.5).
Loyola Marymount ranks 77th in steals allowed per game (5.7) while Colorado ranks 246th (7.1).