Boise State Broncos vs. Loyola Marymount Lions Free Prediction 12/19/18

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Don’t expect a fast-paced game when the Boise State Broncos (4-6) head to Loyola Marymount to play the Lions (10-1). Action starts at 10 p.m. ET on Wednesday, December 19, 2018.

Boise State Broncos vs. Loyola Marymount Lions ATS Odds

In their last game, the Lions won big over the Westcliff Warriors, 75-43, while the Broncos lost a close one to the Idaho State Bengals, 72-70.

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 had marks of 17.6 and 27.8, respectively. Boise State, on the other hand, had a better turnover percentage (11.1 vs. 15.3). James Batemon had a solid outing for Loyola Marymount with 11 points. RJ Williams had a good game for Boise State, finishing with 15 points and six rebounds.

The Broncos won the lone game between these two teams last season, 68-48. Boise State’s rebounding was their biggest strength. The Broncos had 12 offensive rebounds and 48 total rebounds, while the Lions had three and 24, respectively. This is the first time these teams will battle this year.

Batemon has really been playing well as of late for Loyola Marymount, averaging 0 points over the last five games.

Half-court execution will be critical when a pair of the NCAA’s slowest-paced teams clash. Loyola Marymount ranks 294th in possessions per game (67.5) and Boise State is 307th (67.2).

Boise State Broncos at Loyola Marymount Lions Betting Pick

Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Loyola Marymount, ATS Winner – Boise State, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Boise State ranks 29th in steals allowed per game (5.2) while Loyola Marymount ranks 104th (6.4).
  • The Lions are 12th in the country with 29.8 rebounds allowed per game while the Broncos are 26th with 31.2 rebounds allowed per game.
  • The Broncos rank 198th in three pointers attempted per game (20.4) while the Lions rank 255th (17.3).
  • Boise State averages 2.8 blocks per game, which ranks 125th in the NCAA. Loyola Marymount ranks 143rd in blocks allowed per game (4.4).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Lions have scored an average of 69.0 points per game (3.7 below their season average) and allowed an average of 53.0 points per game (5.3 below their season average).
  • The Broncos’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 4.0, up from 2.7 for the season.