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Last Updated: 2017-11-25
The Loyola Marymount Lions (3-1), 10.5-point underdogs, will travel to Taco Bell Arena to go head-to-head against the Boise State Broncos (4-1). The game’s Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 145 points and it begins at 9 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 25, 2017.
Loyola Marymount Lions at Boise State Broncos ATS Odds
In their last contest, the Broncos lost to the Iowa State Cyclones, 75-64, while the Lions defeated the Incarnate Word Cardinals, 91-87.
Loyola Marymount dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a fantastic offensive rebounding percentage of 61.3 (above their season average of 43.3) and a free throw rate of 0.526 (above their season average of 0.302). For those same stats, Incarnate Word put up marks of 31.4 and 0.491, respectively. Boise State, meanwhile, had a better effective field goal percentage (0.492 vs. 0.516). Boise State was led by Justinian Jessup, who contributed five points and 13 rebounds. Eli Scott, meanwhile played a pivotal role for Loyola Marymount with 19 points and 12 rebounds.
The aggressive Boise State offense could be getting to the foul line a lot in this battle. The Broncos rank 54th in the nation with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.283, while Loyola Marymount ranks 333rd in FTA rate allowed (0.316) since last season.
The Lions are 18-16 straight up (SU) and 14-14-1 against the spread (ATS) since last season. Games including Loyola Marymount have had a slight tendency to finish over the O/U total since last season (48.3 percent).
The Broncos have had a solid 23-12 SU record since last season, but are just 15-19 ATS. Games involving Boise State have finished under the O/U total 52.9 percent of the time over that same period.
The Broncos won the sole contest between these two teams last season, 80-79. Boise State’s 0.260 free throw rate was their biggest strength over Loyola Marymount, who had a mark of 0.062.
Loyola Marymount Lions at Boise State Broncos Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – Boise State, ATS Winner – Loyola Marymount, O/U – Under
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Betting Notes (2016-Present):
Loyola Marymount ranks 29th in steals per game (7.7) while Boise State ranks 265th (5.0).
The Broncos rank 146th in rebounds per game (36.2) while the Lions rank 231st (34.5).
Boise State ranks 16th in three pointers allowed per game (17.6) while Loyola Marymount ranks 58th (19.2).
The Broncos rank 52nd in assists allowed per game (11.6) while the Lions rank 257th (14.8).
Loyola Marymount averages 3.8 blocks per game, which ranks 100th in the nation. Boise State ranks 252nd in blocks allowed per game (4.5).