Loyola Marymount vs BYU Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/4/23

BYU Cougars (18-14) vs Loyola Marymount (19-11)

Game Info: Saturday, March 4, 2023 at 10:00 pm (Orleans Arena)

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The BYU Cougars will play the Loyola Marymount Lions in the Quarterfinals of the WCC Tournament on Saturday night at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

BYU Preview

The BYU Cougars are 18-14 (7-9) this season after they defeated Portland by a score of 82-71 in their last game. BYU shot 45% from the field and made 11 three pointers in the game. The Cougars recorded 46 rebounds and turned the ball over 12 times in the win. The BYU Cougars are averaging 75.6 points per game, 69.9 points against per game, 37.8 rebounds per game, and 14.9 assists per game. Fousseyni Traore has led the Cougars this season with 13.2 points per game, 8.0 rebounds per game, and 1.5 assists per game. BYU is shooting 45.3% from the field, 71.7% on free throws, and 33.8% on three pointers this year.

Loyola Marymount Preview

The Loyola Marymount Lions are 19-11 (9-7) this season after they defeated Pepperdine by a score of 75-67 in their last game. The Lions trailed by three points at halftime, but they were able to score 50 points in the second half for the win. Loyola Marymount shot 43.1% from the field and made 9 three pointers in the win. The Lions recorded 36 rebounds and forced 16 turnovers in the game. The Loyola Marymount Lions are averaging 75.7 points per game, 73.1 points against per game, 11.9 assists per game, and 36.2 rebounds per game. Cam Shelton has led the Lions this season with 21.2 points per game, 5.4 rebounds per game, and 4.2 assists per game. Loyola Marymount is shooting 45.6% from the field, 67.3% on free throws, and 36.9% on three pointers this year.


BYU comes into this game on a two game winning streak and defeated Portland in their first game of the WCC Tournament on Friday night. Loyola Marymount will be playing their first game of the WCC Tournament here, but they finished the regular season with two straight wins. These two teams split the season series with BYU winning 89-61 and LMU winning 64-59. BYU has played well in their last five games and even though they have three losses in that span, they came against good teams and were close. I like BYU in this matchup.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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