The Lions and Broncos are set to face off at 11:00 ET on CBSS. The Broncos will host the game at Leavey Center in Santa Clara, CA. The over/under for this West Coast conference contest is set at 146.5 points, with Santa Clara being favored by -10 at home against Loyola Marymount.

LOYOLA MARYMOUNT LIONS VS SANTA CLARA BRONCOS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Loyola Marymount Lions +10

This game will be played at Leavey Center at 11:00 ET on Thursday, February 22nd.

WHY BET THE LOYOLA MARYMOUNT LIONS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-70 in favor of the Broncos.
  • Even though we have Santa Clara winning straight-up, we like Loyola Marymount at +10.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 146.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Do the Lions Have What it Takes on the Road?

Loyola Marymount comes into today’s game against Santa Clara with a season record of 10-16. In the previous ten away games, Loyola Marymount has a 3-7 record, which includes games from last year. Prior to today’s game, Loyola Marymount has a 10-16 ATS record. This includes a 3-5 record on the road vs. the spread and a 7-11 record at home.

Loyola Marymount comes in with an over/under record of 14-12-0 through 26 games, with their games averaging a combined 144.3 points per game so far. The Lions have an over/under record of 1-2 in their last three games, with their games averaging 146 points per game.

In their recent matchup, the Loyola Marymount offense ended with 59 points against San Francisco. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 39.6% and made 7 threes. Alex Merkviladze was the leading scorer for the Lions, putting up 24 points. In addition, Will Johnston contributed 14 points.

Coming into today’s game, the Loyola Marymount defense is giving up an average of 72.2 points per contest. Against San Francisco, the Lions’ defense gave up 82 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, San Francisco only made 10 free-throws.

Can the Broncos Pull Out the Win as Home Favorites?

Santa Clara has a 17-10 record going into their game against Loyola Marymount. In road games, the Broncos are 6-4 and at home they are 9-6. Santa Clara has a winning record against the spread, currently sitting at 14-11. In their last five games, they are 4-1 vs. the spread.

Looking at their over/under performance through 27 games, Santa Clara has an over/under record of 10-14-1, with their games averaging 146.8 points per game on average. The Broncos’ last five games have culminated with an average of 142 points per game and an over/under record of 1-4.

In their previous game, the Broncos’ offense finished with 82 points, which is right in line with their current average of 77 points per contest. The Santa Clara offense has been looking to get up shots from outside so far this season, averaging 23.3 three-point attempts per contest. Overall, they have connected on 35% of their looks from outside this season.

Currently, the Broncos’ defense holds the 164th rank in the nation, allowing 71.7 points per game. Santa Clara will look once again to perform well on defense, holding San Diego to just 39% shooting in their most recent game.