Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Cougars vs Lions CBB Odds
Looking for BYU Cougars vs. Loyola Marymount Lions NCAA basketball free picks & CBB odds? CBB betting sees the Cougars taking on the Lions on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at Gersten Pavilion, Los Angeles, California. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all college basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NCAA hoops predictions like this Cougars Lions matchup.
18-5 (5-2 V) BYU Cougars vs. Loyola Marymount Lions 6-15 (4-6 H)
Date: Thursday, February 1, 2018
Time: 11:00 PM ET
Venue: Gersten Pavilion, Los Angeles, California
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: BYU -9.5
CBB Betting Total: 143
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BYU already has 18 wins but do they have enough good ones. Likely not but this is a loss they definitely can’t afford to take. Nor should they.
Loyola Marymount has the fond memories but this a team that has won only one game in a not so great WCC.
The Cougars have three WCC losses but two are to St. Mary’s. That stinger against Pacific may cost them, losing by a point on the road.
BYU is a little different stylistically this season. They are not quite the run and gun outfit scoring in the mid 70s. They don’t give up much though just 65ppg.
Elijah Bryant has been awesome this season. He makes over 50% from the field, over 40% from deep and almost 90% from the line. That’s Curry territory.
Inside Yoeli Childs is not huge but he plays big. He rebounds well for his size and blocks a couple of shots per game. BYU does not have the size they have had in the past.
Loyola Marymount Lions
LMU has one conference win this season, by just two points over San Francisco. They are not getting blown out every night, just a lot of nights.
James Batemon leads in scoring at 17ppg. These are not the Lions of old, they don’t even average 75ppg. In the golden years that was a good half.
Eli Scott is the top rebounder for the Lions. He is a burly wing who is having a very nice freshman season averaging 13ppg and 7rpg. Though only 6’5″ he is an inside player.
Mattias Markusson is another player to build around. The seven footer from Sweden looks much more comfortable in his second season with LMU.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Under is 13-2-1 in BYU last 16 road games.
- LMU are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 Thu. games.
- LMU are 3-7-2 ATS in their last 12 vs. West Coast.
- LMU are 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall.
Free BYU Cougars vs. Loyola Marymount Lions NCAAB Prediction:
BYU has changed a bit stylistically this season. They are not playing as fast and I have to admit I didn’t see it coming and need to adjust.
That being said they should have no trouble with the Lions at any pace in this one.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: BYU -9.5
Take the Cougars who should be able to get what they want throughout the game and win by double digits.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: BYU 79 – Loyola Marymount 67
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