UC Davis Aggies at Loyola Marymount Lions Betting Prediction 12/28/18

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The Loyola Marymount Lions (11-2) welcome the UC Davis Aggies (3-8) to Albert Gersten Pavilion. The Lions look to lengthen their eight-game winning streak. Action gets underway at 10 p.m. ET on Friday, December 28, 2018.

UC Davis Aggies vs. Loyola Marymount Lions ATS Odds

In their last game, the Lions had no trouble getting past the Westcliff Warriors, 75-43, while the Aggies lost big to the San Francisco Dons, 76-42.

Loyola Marymount dominated every stat category in the game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 45.9 and a turnover percentage of 16.3. For those same stats, Westcliff was 17.6 and 27.8, respectively. UC Davis, on the other hand, did an excellent job of converting from the charity stripe (11-12; 91.7 percent). Loyola Marymount’s James Batemon had a solid performance, contributing 11 points. Meanwhile, Stefan Gonzalez fueled UC Davis with eight points and eight rebounds.

Batemon has been playing at a high level as of late for Loyola Marymount, averaging 0 points over the last five games.

Half-court execution will be of utmost importance when two of the country’s slowest-paced teams battle. Loyola Marymount ranks 319th in possessions per game (66.7) and UC Davis is 278th (68.2). Additionally, the 340th-ranked offense of the Aggies (offensive efficiency of 90.1) will face a difficult challenge against the 16th-ranked defense of the Lions (defensive efficiency of 88.7).

UC Davis at Loyola Marymount Odds Pick

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

Betting Notes:

  • Loyola Marymount ranks ninth in rebounds allowed per game (29.5) while UC Davis ranks 151st (36.0).
  • The Lions rank 71st in steals per game (7.2) while the Aggies rank 125th in steals allowed per game (7.1).
  • The Aggies rank 127th in three pointers attempted per game (22.9) while the Lions rank 236th (18.2).
  • UC Davis ranks 37th in blocks allowed per game (2.6) while Loyola Marymount ranks 111th (3.9).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Aggies’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 16.4, up from 6.9 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Lions have scored an average of 69.0 points per game (2.0 below their season average) and allowed an average of 53.0 points per game (6.2 below their season average).