Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Gaels vs Lions CBB Odds
Looking for St. Mary’s Gaels vs. Loyola Marymount Lions NCAA basketball free picks & CBB odds? CBB betting sees the Gaels taking on the Lions on Thursday, February 8, 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 Gaels Lions matchup.
23-2 (9-0 V) St. Mary’s Gaels vs. Loyola Marymount Lions 7-16 (5-6 H)
Date: Thursday, February 8, 2018
Time: 10:00 PM ET
Venue: Gersten Pavilion, Los Angeles, California
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: St. Mary’s -14.5
CBB Betting Total: 147
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The Gaels might not lose another game before March but they know there are always whispers as to how good this team really is. A loss hurts more than a win.
Loyola Marymount does not looked equipped to deliver that sort of blow. They are limited but they might catch the Gaels looking ahead to hosting Gonzaga on Saturday.
St. Mary’s Gaels
I thought the Gaels were more alone as an undefeated conference leader but there are actually a of those this season. Still it doesn’t change the fact that this is a very good team.
Featuring a slower pace and one of the best bigs in the nation the Gaels are tops in field goal percentage. They work to get the shots they want and nail them.
Jock Landale has built upon last year’s breakout season. He is averaging 23/11 which in most years would have him in the conversation for national player of the year. He might have to settle for All-American.
Emmett Naar, another Aussie is among national assist leaders at 9 per game. His comfort with the ball especially late in the clock really help this team go.
Loyola Marymount Lions
Loyola is coming off a close road loss and was spanked the last time they faced St. Mary’s so they could be kind of low coming into this one.
The WCC is not a deep league and the Lions are close to the bottom. Their best win is a home victory over BYU but the Cougars are definitely second tier this season season.
James Bateman is averaging 17ppg and is a capable shooter but he will have to be on for the Lions stay in this one.
Eli Scott was their best player in a loss to the Gaels in December. Just a freshman he is second on the team in scoring and leads in rebounding. He has a nice future.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Under is 12-2 in SMC last 14 vs. West Coast.
- SMC are 13-3-1 ATS in their last 17 Thu. games.
- Under is 13-3 in SMC last 16 overall.
- LMU are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 home games.
Free St. Mary’s Gaels vs. Loyola Marymount Lions NCAAB Prediction:
St. Mary’s will be a big favourite in this one. They were -17.5 at home and I don’t expect that to change much.
Even if they are caught looking ahead I am not expecting them to drop the ball in this game, it will just be frustrating if you back them.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Gaels ATS
This game is a pass. SMC wins but the way they are built they are not likely to predictably run things up.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: St. Mary’s 78 – Loyola Marymount 62
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