Loyola Marymount at Pepperdine: 2/25/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

Loyola Marymount at Pepperdine:  2/25/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Pepperdine Waves (10-10) vs Loyola Marymount Lions (11-7)

Game Info: Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Firestone Fieldhouse)

Betting Odds: Pepperdine Waves -3.5 -- Over/Under: 144.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Loyola Marymount Lions and Pepperdine Waves face off on Thursday in a college basketball showdown at Firestone Fieldhouse. 

The Loyola MarymountLions come into this game with an 11-7 record overall and coming into this game he has won four of their last five games. In the last game against BYU the defense really struggled giving up 88 points and that led to the loss. Loyola Marymount on the season is averaging 70.1 points per game while their defense is giving up 67.7 points per game. Loyola Marymount is shooting 45.2 percent from the field and 34.5 percent from behind the three point line. Guard Eli Scott has been the best player for Loyola Marymount averaging 17.8 points while shooting 47.7 percent from the field and 23.1 percent from deep. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Pepperdine Waves who sit with a 10-10 record overall but they have lost two games in a row. In the last game against Saint Mary’s they were competitive, but they couldn’t make the plays late and that led to a five point defeat. Pepperdine on the season is averaging 73.7 points per game while their defense is giving up 75.6 points per game. They are facing a Loyola Marymount offense that hasn’t been good and in this game they are going to need to have a strong defense. Colbey Ross has been the best player for Pepperdine averaging 17.1 points while shooting 44.5 percent from the field. 

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The over is 6-2 in Loyola Marymount’s last eight games overall. Pepperdine is 9-2-2 against the spread in their last 13 games against the West Coast Conference. The home team is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings played between the two teams. 

Loyola Marymount struggles to score on the road and that is going to be the case again in this game. Look for Pepperdine led by Ross to have a big game and that will be the difference in this game as Loyola Marymount comes away with a cover of the spread. 

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Shane’s Pick Loyola Marymount +3.5

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