Loyola Marymount Lions at Gonzaga Bulldogs ATS Prediction 01/17/19

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The fifth-ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs (16-2, 3-0 WCC) and their sensational offense host the Loyola Marymount Lions (13-4, 1-2 WCC) and their exceptional defense. The game starts at 9 p.m. ET on Thursday, January 17, 2019, and will air on ROOT SPORTS.

Loyola Marymount Lions vs. Gonzaga Bulldogs ATS Odds

In their last game, the Bulldogs defeated the San Francisco Dons, 96-83, while the Lions fell to the Saint Mary’s Gaels, 71-60.

Gonzaga dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had an effective field goal percentage of 0.587 (below their season average of 0.595) and a turnover percentage of 4.9 (better than their season average of 13.6). For those same stats, San Francisco had marks of 0.464 and 5.9, respectively. Loyola Marymount, on the other hand, forced Saint Mary’s into a turnover percentage of 18.1 (above their season average of 13.3). Gonzaga was led by Brandon Clarke, who had 24 points and nine rebounds. Eli Scott had a solid performance for Loyola Marymount, contributing 14 points and 12 rebounds.

The Bulldogs dominated this series last year, taking all three contests. In the last game, Gonzaga won 83-69. The Bulldogs’ 33.3 offensive rebounding percentage was their biggest strength over the Lions, who had a mark of 20.0. This is the first time these teams will go head-to-head this year.

The game should be a matchup of strength against strength as the productive offense of Gonzaga takes on the elite defense of Loyola Marymount. The Bulldogs rank first in offensive efficiency, while the Lions are 29th in defensive efficiency. Also, the Lions, who rank 45th in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.284), will face a tough test against the Bulldogs, who rank 52nd in opponents’ FTA rate (0.190).

Loyola Marymount Lions at Gonzaga Bulldogs Betting Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Gonzaga, ATS Winner – Loyola Marymount, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Gonzaga ranks 34th in rebounds per game (39.9) while Loyola Marymount ranks 194th (34.5).
  • The Bulldogs rank seventh in assists per game (18.4) while the Lions rank 123rd (13.6).
  • Gonzaga ranks 14th in steals allowed per game (4.8) while Loyola Marymount ranks 81st (6.0).
  • The Bulldogs rank 130th in three pointers attempted per game (23.0) while the Lions rank 270th (17.2).
  • Gonzaga ranks eighth in blocks per game (5.7) while Loyola Marymount ranks 137th (2.6).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Bulldogs have scored an average of 87.8 points per game (4.4 below their season average) and allowed an average of 54.4 points per game (14.1 below their season average).
  • The Lions have been outscored by an average of 0.6 points in their last five games. On the season, Loyola Marymount has defeated opponents by an average of 9.2 points.