Loyola Marymount vs. San Francisco - 2/29/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Loyola Marymount vs. San Francisco - 2/29/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

San Francisco (19-11) at Loyola Marymount (10-19)

College Basketball: Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Albert Gersten Pavilion)

The Line: Loyola Marymount +5.5 -- Over/Under: 131.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The San Francisco Dons (19-11, CONF 8-7) and Loyola Marymount Lions (10-19, CONF 4-11) face off in a West Coast Conference showdown at Gersten Pavilion. San Francisco knocked off Loyola Marymount 61-53 earlier this season. 

San Francisco has had a lot of success this season and coming into this game they have won two of the last three games. In the last game against Portland it was the offense that ran up the score putting up 81 points and that led to an easy victory. 

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On the road this season the Dons have a 6-6 record and their offense isn’t as strong averaging 69.2 points per game. 

San Francisco is led by guard Charles Minlend who is averaging 14.3 points while shooting 40 percent from the field. Against Portland Minlend only scored three points, but the offense was able to overcome it. 

Loyola-Marymount has really struggled this season and over the last ten games they only have three wins. The Lions have had a bit of success covering spreads doing so in six of their last ten games. 

Loyola-Marymount can move back to .500 at home if they can win this game. At home this season the Lions are averaging 65.4 points per game while the defense is giving up 68. 

Over the last five games the Lions are averaging 57.8 points per game, and if they want to win this game the offense is probably going to need to be better.

Loyola Marymount is led by Eli Scott who is averaging 15.8 points while shooting 53 percent from the field. Outside of Scott, the Lions don’t have a lot of offensive production and others need to step up. 

San Francisco is 8-20-2 in their last 30 games on Saturday. Loyola Marymount is 3-8 against the spread in their last 11 home games. The road team is 15-6 against the spread in the last 21 meetings between Loyola-Marymount and San Francisco. 

Loyola-Marymount’s offense is struggling and that type of production is going to let them down in this game. The Lions might not score 50 points in this game, and that will allow the Dons to cover the spread.

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Shane’s Pick San Francisco -5.5

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