Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Lions and Dons. The game is starting at 11:00 ET on CBSS, and it’s hosted by the Dons at War Memorial Gymnasium in San Francisco, CA. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under goal line for this matchup is currently at 138 points, and the Dons are favored to win at home against the Lions.

LOYOLA MARYMOUNT LIONS VS SAN FRANCISCO DONS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Loyola Marymount Lions +10.5

This game will be played at War Memorial Gymnasium at 11:00 ET on Thursday, January 18th.

WHY BET THE LOYOLA MARYMOUNT LIONS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-70 in favor of the Dons.
  • Even though we have San Francisco winning straight-up, we like Loyola Marymount at +10.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 138 points, and we like the over with a projected 146 points.

Can the Loyola Marymount Offense Score Enough on the Road?

After their 81-64 win over Pacific, Loyola Marymount has an overall record of 8-9. They are 1-2 in West Coast Conference play and 7-7 in non-conference games. On the road, the Lions have gone 1-2 this season.

So far, Loyola Marymount has been the underdog in four of their 17 games, going 1-3 in those matchups. They have gone 3-7 in their last 10 road games and 2-3 in their last five.

As the underdog, Loyola Marymount has gone 2-2 vs. the spread this season. Their overall ATS record is 7-10. On the road, the Lions have gone 1-2 vs. the spread this year and are 4-5-1 in their last 10 road games.

So far this season, the over/under record for Loyola Marymount games is 9-8 and today’s line of 138 is slightly below the average OU line of 145.6 in their games. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 133 points and the over/under record is 2-1.

In their latest game, Loyola Marymount offense put up 81 points against Pacific. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 46.4% and made 6 threes. Currently leading the team in scoring is Dominick Harris who comes into today’s matchup averaging 14.4. Justin Wright also heads into the game with a PPG average of 11.4.

Coming into today’s game, the Loyola Marymount defense is giving up an average of 69.1 points per contest. In today’s game vs. San Francisco, the Loyola Marymount defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Loyola Marymount made 23 free-throws vs. the Lions.

Do the Dons Have a Shot at a Home Win?

San Francisco is a perfect 13-0 when favored this season, and they have won nine straight games at home. The Dons have gone 10-1 at home this season, and they are 14-4 overall.

San Francisco has won six straight games, and they are coming off a 96-69 win over Portland. Over their last 10 games at home, the Dons have gone 9-1.

San Francisco has been solid against the spread this season, going 12-5. They have been even better vs. the spread when favored, going 10-3. At home, the Dons are 8-3 vs. the spread this season and have gone 7-3 in their last 10 games as the favorite.

San Francisco’s over/under record for the season is 8-9 and today’s line of 138 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (140). So far, 11 of their games have finished with less than 138 points. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 163 points and their over/under record during this stretch is 3-0. On the year, their games have averaged 138.3 points.

San Francisco’s offense is coming off a strong performance, scoring 96 points against Portland. They had an overall field goal percentage of 50% and made 8/10 free throws. The team’s top scorer is Jonathan Mogbo, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 15.2, while Marcus Williams also carries a PPG average of 13.9 into the game.

At present, the Dons’ defense is nationally ranked 8th, allowing 61.6 points per game. San Francisco’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Portland offense to knock down 50% of their shots on their way to putting up 69 points.