Loyola Marymount Lions vs. San Francisco Dons Free Prediction 01/18/20

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The Loyola Marymount Lions (7-11, 1-3 WCC) and the San Francisco Dons (13-6, 2-2 WCC) clash at War Memorial Gymnasium. The Lions can end a five-game road losing streak. The game gets underway at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 18, 2020.

Loyola Marymount Lions vs. San Francisco Dons ATS Odds

In their last outing, the Dons beat the Pacific Tigers, 79-75, while the Lions were beaten by the Pepperdine Waves, 75-67.

The Dons had a solid free throw rate of 0.283 (above their season average of 0.222) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.604 (above their season average of 0.531). Loyola Marymount, on the other hand, forced Pepperdine into a turnover percentage of 22.8 (above their season average of 16.0). Josh Kunen had a good game for San Francisco, contributing 10 points and eight rebounds. Jordan Bell played a key role for Loyola Marymount with 14 points and 13 rebounds.

The Lions won the only game between these two teams last year, 74-69. Loyola Marymount did a terrific job of getting and making free throws (22-27; 81.5 percent). San Francisco, meanwhile, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (38.5 vs. 20.0). This is the first time these teams will go head-to-head this year.

San Francisco could have their way on the offensive side of the ball as their prolific offense faces off against one of the worst defenses in the country. The Dons rank 24th in offensive efficiency, while Loyola Marymount ranks 294th in defensive efficiency.

Loyola Marymount at San Francisco Odds Pick

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

Betting Notes:

  • San Francisco ranks 18th in three pointers attempted per game (27.9) while Loyola Marymount ranks 243rd (17.9).
  • The Dons average 3.2 blocks per game, which ranks 107th in the country. The Lions rank 124th in blocks allowed per game (3.9).
  • The Dons rank 114th in rebounds per game (36.8) while the Lions rank 275th (29.9).
  • San Francisco ranks 18th in assists allowed per game (9.8) while Loyola Marymount ranks 164th (13.3).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Lions have scored an average of 60.4 points per game (6.1 below their season average) and allowed an average of 71.4 points per game (3.0 above their season average).
  • The Dons have been outscored by an average of 0.4 points in their last five games. For the season, San Francisco has defeated opponents by an average of 8.3 points.