Loyola Marymount Lions at UCLA Bruins Betting Prediction

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The Loyola Marymount Lions (8-0) look to remain undefeated when they take on the UCLA Bruins (5-2) at Pauley Pavilion. The game can be seen on Pac-12 Network at 10 p.m. ET on Sunday, December 2, 2018.

Loyola Marymount Lions vs. UCLA Bruins Betting Odds

Both teams easily got past their last opponent. The Bruins defeated the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors 80-61, while the Lions beat the Bethesda Flames 106-50.

Loyola Marymount played a nearly perfect game. They had a fantastic offensive rebounding percentage of 46.2 (above their season average of 38.0) and a turnover percentage of 12.3 (better than their season average of 20.0). For those same stats, Bethesda put up marks of 13.2 and 27.7, respectively. Meanwhile, UCLA dominated every stat category in their game. They had a turnover percentage of 10.3 (better than their season average of 15.4) and a free throw rate of 0.127 (matching their season average). Hawaii was 14.1 and 0.094, respectively, for those same stats. Prince Ali played a pivotal role for UCLA with 23 points and five rebounds. Loyola Marymount, meanwhile, was lifted by Ivan Alipiev, who finished with 15 points and eight rebounds.

UCLA could dominate on the offensive side of the ball as their productive offense goes up against one of the country’s worst defenses. Dating back to last season, the Bruins rank 50th in offensive efficiency, while Loyola Marymount ranks 278th in defensive efficiency.

Loyola Marymount Lions at UCLA Bruins Odds Pick

Free College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Ucla, ATS Winner – Loyola Marymount, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Loyola Marymount ranks 64th in three pointers allowed per game (20.2) while UCLA ranks 310th (26.0).
  • The Bruins rank 74th in assists per game (15.0) while the Lions rank 283rd in assists allowed per game (15.4).
  • Loyola Marymount averages 7.1 steals per game, which ranks 68th in the nation. UCLA ranks 126th in steals allowed per game (6.0).
  • The Bruins rank 23rd in blocks allowed per game (2.5) while the Lions rank 267th (4.8).
  • UCLA ranks 14th in rebounds per game (39.8) while Loyola Marymount ranks 255th (33.7).