The Loyola Marymount Lions (2-4) will be at home in Albert Gersten Pavilion when they take on the Southern Utah Thunderbirds (4-3). Tip-off is set for 4 p.m. ET on Sunday, December 1, 2019.
Southern Utah Thunderbirds vs. Loyola Marymount Lions Betting Preview
In the Thunderbirds’ last matchup, they dismantled the West Coast Baptist Eagles, 126-40. With 22 points and nine rebounds, Southern Utah’s Cameron Oluyitan had a solid game. Southern Utah played a nearly perfect game. They had a ridiculous offensive rebounding percentage of 41.7 (above their season average of 29.0) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.818 (above their season average of 0.492). West Coast Baptist had marks of 7.9 and 0.245, respectively, for those same stats.
The Lions are trying to rebound after their 71-50 loss to the Duquesne Dukes in their last contest. Erik Johansson was Loyola Marymount’s high scorer with 11 points on 4-for-5 shooting. Duquesne’s 15.4 turnover percentage was their biggest strength over Loyola Marymount, who had a mark of 23.4. The Dukes’ mark was worse than their season average of 15.4, while the Lions’ was above their season average of 15.3.
It could be a difficult game for Loyola Marymount on the offensive glass. Dating back to the 2018-19 season, the Lions rank 126th in offensive rebounding percentage (29.9 percent), while Southern Utah ranks 15th in defensive rebounding percentage (76.6 percent). Opposite paces will be on display in this showdown. The fast-breaking Thunderbirds rank 17th in possessions per game, while the more methodical Lions rank 346th.
Southern Utah vs. Loyola Marymount ATS Prediction
Pick: SU Winner – Southern Utah, ATS Winner – Southern Utah, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
The Thunderbirds average 3.5 blocks per game, which ranks 126th in the nation. The Lions rank 195th in blocks allowed per game (3.6).
Southern Utah averages 12.9 assists per game, which ranks 204th in the nation. Loyola Marymount ranks 224th in assists allowed per game (13.7).
Southern Utah ranks 56th in rebounds per game (38.0) while Loyola Marymount ranks 297th (31.8).
The Thunderbirds rank 137th in three pointers attempted per game (23.0) while the Lions rank 329th (15.4).
Loyola Marymount averages 7.0 steals per game, which ranks 85th in the country. Southern Utah ranks 205th in steals allowed per game (6.7).