Loyola Marymount at BYU: 2/24/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Loyola Marymount at BYU: 2/24/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

BYU Cougars (19-9) vs Loyola Marymount Lions (9-16)

Game Info: Thursday, February 24, 2022 at 10:00 pm (Marriott Center)

Betting Odds: BYU Cougars -12.5 -- Over/Under: 145.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Loyola Marymount Lions will visit the BYU Cougars in this college basketball matchup scheduled for Thursday Night.

The Loyola Marymount Lions are coming off of a 1 point loss to Pacific in their last time out. Eli Scott had 17 points and nine rebounds for the Lions, who have now lost nine straight. Jalin Anderson added 13 points. Cam Shelton had 12 points and seven rebounds in the loss.

The Loyola Marymount Lions are led in scoring by Eli Scott who averages 17.1 points and 6.7 rebounds for this team. Joe Quintana averages 11.6 points and 3 rebounds a night. Keli Leaupepe is the third leading scorer for the Lions as he averages 9.2 points a game for this team.

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The Lions are averaging 68.6 points per game on 45.1% shooting from the field. They are allowing opponents to score 73.6 points per game. They are shooting 72.2% from the free throw line. 

The BYU Cougars are coming off of a 5 point loss against Saint Mary’s in their last time out. Alex Barcello had 22 points for the Cougars (19-9, 7-6). Seneca Knight added 10 points. Caleb Lohner had 11 rebounds.

The BYU Cougars are led in scoring by Alex Barcello who averages 17.5 points and 3.5 rebounds for this team. Te’Jon Lucas averages 10.6 points and 2.3 rebounds a game for this team. Fousseyni Traroe is the third leading scorer for the Cougars as he averages 8.3 points a game for this team.

The Cougars are averaging 73.4 points per game on 44.9% shooting from the field. They are allowing opponents to score 68.5 points per game. They are shooting 72.9% from the free throw line.

Although the Lions are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600, this feels like too many points to lay with BYU. The Cougars are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games vs. a team with a losing road record and are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Cougars are also 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up loss. BYU should win this one but this game should be closer than the line indicates.

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Clayton’s Pick LMU +12.5

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