San Diego vs. Loyola Marymount - 3/5/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

San Diego vs. Loyola Marymount - 3/5/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

Loyola Marymount (10-20) at San Diego (9-22)

College Basketball: Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 9:00 pm (Orleans Arena)

The Line: San Diego +2 -- Over/Under: 127 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Loyola Marymount Lions (10-20, CONF 4-12) and San Diego Toreros (9-22, CONF 2-14) face off in a West Coast Tournament showdown game at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. Loyola Marymount beat San Diego 64-58 earlier this season. 

San Diego is having another bad season and coming into this game they have lost nine of the last ten games. During the ten game stretch, San Diego has only covered the spread in five of those games. 

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Over the last five games, San Diego is averaging only 65.2 points per game while the defense is giving up 80.2 points per game. 

San DIego is led by guard Braun Hartfield who is averaging 14.3 points while shooting 43.1 percent from the field. San Diego’s third leading scorer, Yauhen Massalski is out for the season with a broken ankle. 

Much like San Diego, Loyola Marymount has had some struggles and over the last ten games they have only ten wins. 

Loyola Marymount’s defense isn’t terrible but the offense has let them down. Over the last five games, Loyola Marymount is giving up only 60.6 points per game but the offense is averaging only 60.4 points.

The Lions are led by guard Eli Scott who is averaging 15.4 points while shooting 52.6 percent from the field. Over the last two games, Scott has only scored 12 points total and they need him to be better if they want a chance to win this one. 

The under is 7-2 in San Diego’s last nine games played on Thursday. San Diego is 5-11-1 against the spread in their last games against West Coast Conference competition. San Diego is 11-5-1 against the spread in the last 17 meetings against Loyola Marymount. 

San Diego has a terrible defense, but Loyola Marymount hasn’t been able to take advantage and that will be the difference in this game. Look for San Diego to find enough offense to cover the spread in this game.

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Shane’s Pick San Diego +2

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