Looking to win big? The Tigers and Lions face off at 9:00 ET on ESPN+. The Lions are hosting the game at Gersten Pavilion in Los Angeles, CA. The over/under for this game is set at 142.5 points, and the Lions are the home favorites against the Tigers in a West Coast conference matchup.

PACIFIC TIGERS VS LOYOLA MARYMOUNT LIONS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Pacific Tigers +15

This game will be played at Gersten Pavilion at 9:00 ET on Saturday, January 13th.

WHY BET THE PACIFIC TIGERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-70 in favor of the Lions.
  • Even though we have Loyola Marymount winning straight-up, we like Pacific at +15.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 142.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 146 points.

Does Pacific Have What it Takes to Win as Road Underdogs?

After losing to Pepperdine by a score of 93-78, Pacific’s losing streak has reached nine games. The Tigers are 6-12 this season, including a 0-3 record in West Coast Conference play.

On the road, Pacific has gone just 1-7 this season, and their average scoring margin on the road is -20.5 points per game. So far, the Tigers have gone 1-10 when they are the underdog.

As the underdog this season, Pacific has gone 3-8 vs. the spread. Their overall ATS mark is a disappointing 3-13. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Tigers are just 3-7 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Pacific games is 5-11 and today’s over/under line of 142.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (144.4). So far, 7 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 163 points, which is higher than their season average (144.6).

In their recent matchup, the Pacific offense ended with 78 points against Pepperdine. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 49.2% and made 11 threes. Judson Martindale is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 10.4. Meanwhile, Donovan Williams also brings a PPG average of 8.9 into the game.

Currently, the Tigers’ defense holds the 264th rank in the nation, allowing 76.1 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Pacific’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 43.1% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 30.4% this season.

Can Loyola Marymount Secure a Home Victory?

After losing four straight games, Loyola Marymount is looking to get back on track as they host Pacific. So far this season, the Lions are 6-7 at home compared to 1-2 on the road. Their average scoring margin at home is +5.9 points per game.

For the season, Loyola Marymount is 7-9, including a 0-2 mark in West Coast Conference play. In their last game, they lost to Saint Mary’s by a score of 68-64. Over their last 10 games at home, the Lions have gone 4-6.

As the favorite, Loyola Marymount has gone just 4-8 against the spread this season. At home, their ATS mark is 5-8. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Lions are 4-6 vs. the spread. In their last 3 home games, they are 1-2 ATS.

Today’s over/under line of 142.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Loyola Marymount’s games this year (145.7). So far, 13 of their games have had a higher over/under line than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 133 points.

The Loyola Marymount offense is coming off a game where they scored 64 points against Saint Mary’s. They posted a field goal percentage of 48.9% and connected on 5 threes. Dominick Harris is leading the team in scoring at 13.9 points per contest. Justin Wright has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 10.7 going into the game.

Currently, the Lions’ defense holds the 121st rank in the nation, allowing 69.4 points per game. The Loyola Marymount defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 68 points and allowed Saint Mary’s to connect on 5 threes.