Lions vs. Bulldogs Prediction
The fifth-ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs have been blowing out the competition consistently at home and are expected to do that again tonight against the Loyola Marymount Lions. Will Gonzaga win by enough tonight to cover the big spread?
Thursday, January 17, 2019
McCarthey Athletic Center at 9PM ET
TV: ROOT Sports
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Bulldogs are a 23.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 144 points. As of Thursday afternoon, 69 percent of public bets are coming in on host Gonzaga. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Lions fall at home to Gaels
Loyola Marymount dropped to 13-4 overall and 1-2 in the West Coast Conference Saturday night with a 71-60 home defeat versus St. Mary's. The Lions trailed 45-26 at halftime and could not recover. Loyola Marymount shot 25-of-51 from the floor including 3-of-11 on 3-point attempts plus 7-of-10 at the free throw line. Eli Scott paced the Lions with 14 points on 6-of-12 shooting plus 2-of-4 at the free throw line. He also pulled down 12 rebounds. Mattias Markusson added 12 points and two assists.
Bulldogs race past Dons
Gonzaga posted a 96-83 win at San Francisco Saturday night to improve to 16-2 overall and 3-0 in the WCC. The Bulldogs outscored the Dons 59-46 in the second half after the contest went into the break tied at 37-37. Gonzaga shot 36-of-69 from the floor, 9-of-20 from 3-point distance and 15-of-21 at the free throw line. Brandon Clarke led the Zags with 24 points on 9-of-15 shooting plus 6-of-7 at the free throw line. He also grabbed nine rebounds and dished out two assists. Rui Hachimura talled 21 points, six boards and two blocked shots. Joshua Perkins contributed 16 points, four assists and three caroms. Killian Tillie registered 14 points, six rebounds, three assists and three blocks. Zach Norvell Jr. added 13 points, seven boards and two dimes.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The under is 12-1 in the last 13 Lions road games. Loyola Marymount is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 road games.
The Bulldogs are 7-0 ATS in their last seven games overall. Gonzaga is 13-3 ATS in its last 16 home games.
The Bulldogs should be tested a bit more tonight than their previous home games during over the last calendar month as Loyola Marymount is better than any of the other six opponents. Gonzaga is due to not cover a spread, which might be poor reasoning, but this spread still feels a couple points too wide considering the Lions are a very competent basketball team that plays at one of the slowest paces in the country, which will certainly limit the possessions tonight. Take the underdogs and the 23.5 points.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: LOYOLA MARYMOUNT LIONS +23.5