Loyola Marymount at Santa Clara: 2/16/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

Loyola Marymount at Santa Clara: 2/16/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by Harrison Barden-USA TODAY Sports

Santa Clara Broncos (9-4) vs Loyola Marymount Lions (9-6)

Game Info: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Leavey Center)

Betting Odds: Santa Clara Broncos +1 -- Over/Under: 132 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Loyola Marymount Lions and Santa Clara Broncos face off on Tuesday in a college basketball showdown at the Leavey Center. 

Loyola Marymount have been a little inconsistent this season but they currently sit with a 9-6 record overall. Coming into this game, Loyola Marymount has won two games in a row and they have covered the spread In the last game against Pacific it was the offense that was elite putting up 80 points and that led to victory. On the season, Loyola Marymount is averaging 69.8 points while their defense is giving up 66.3 points per game. Loyola Marymount is shooting 44.5 percent from the field and 33.2 percent from behind the three point line. Guard Eli Scott has been the best player for Loyola Marymount averaging 16.6 points while shooting 45.5 percent from the field. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Santa Clara Broncos who sit with a 9-4 record overall and they have won two of their last three games. The last game for Santa Clara all the way back on January 23rd and that game actually came against Loyola Marymount. There has to be some concern heading ito this game about the long layoff.Santa Clara on the season is averaging 63.8 points per game while their defense is giving up 65.8 points per game. Josip Vrankic has been the best player for Santa Clara averaging 14.8 points while shooting 41.9 percent from the field and 25 percent from behind the three point line. 

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Loyola Marymount is 15-5-1 against the spread in their last 21 games played on Tuesday.The under is 28-10-1 in LMU’s last 39 road games. The over is 7-2 in Santa Clara’s last nine games played on Tuesday. The under is 6-2 in Santa Clara’s last eight games as a home underdog.

Santa Clara has had a long layoff and I think that is going to really hurt them in this game. Look for the Lions to run up the score and they will be able to come away with the cover of the spread.

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Shane’s Pick Loyola Marymount -1

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