Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Lions versus the Broncos? Tip off is at at 11:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on CBSS. The game will be played 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.

Can The Lions Secure a Road Victory?

In today’s game against Santa Clara, the Loyola Marymount team, who has a 10-16 overall record, will be facing off. When playing on the road, the Lions have a 2-6 record, while at home they are 8-10. Looking at Loyola Marymount’s against-the-spread (ATS) performance, they have a current ATS record of 10-16. Within that, they have gone 3-5 on the road vs. the spread and 7-11 at home.

So far, Loyola Marymount’s games have averaged 144.3 points per game with the average over/under line being 145.5 points. In the Lions’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 149 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 2-3.

In their latest game, Loyola Marymount offense put up 59 points against San Francisco. They recorded 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.

In terms of defense, Loyola Marymount is currently on par with the NCAA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 72.2 points per game. Loyola Marymount will look once again to perform well on defense, holding San Francisco to just 39% shooting in their most recent game.

Pressure Builds for Santa Clara as Home Favorites

The Broncos have played 27 games so far this season and have a 17-10 record. All of their games this season have been played away from home. As of today’s game, Santa Clara has a 14-11 record against the spread this season. In their last ten games, Santa Clara is 4-1 against the spread.

Through 27 games, Santa Clara has an over/under record of 10-14-1 with their games averaging a combined 146.8 points per game so far. In their most recent three games, the Broncos’ over/under record is 0-3, with their games averaging 141 points per game.

In their recent matchup, the Santa Clara offense ended with 82 points against San Diego. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 48.2% and made 7 threes. In terms of three-point shooting, the Broncos offense has been good from outside, hitting 35% of their three-pointers on an average of 23.3 attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 46%.

On defense, Santa Clara is currently around the NCAA average in points allowed, giving up an average of 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.