Gonzaga vs Loyola Marymount Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 16 (Bulldogs Exact Revenge in LA)

Gonzaga vs Loyola Marymount Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 16 (Bulldogs Exact Revenge in LA)


Gonzaga vs Loyola Marymount Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Basketball Regular Season Game
  • No. 13 Gonzaga (21-5, 10-2 WCC) vs. Loyola Marymount (17-10, 7-6 WCC)
  • Date: Thursday, February 16, 2023
  • Time: 11:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Gersten Pavilion -- Los Angeles, California
  • Coverage: CBS Sports Network

The 2022-23 college basketball season continues on Thursday with an exciting matchup between the No. 13 Gonzaga Bulldogs and Loyola Marymount Lions. Gonzaga is coming off an 88-81 win over BYU where senior Drew Timme balled out with 19 points (7-of-11 shooting), 8 rebounds and 7 assists.

Meanwhile, Loyola Marymount fell just short in a 71-69 loss to Santa Clara on Saturday in what was its third defeat in its last four games. Cameron Shelton tallied 36 points, while Keli Leaupepe posted a double-double (11 points & 15 rebounds). Which West Coast program will earn a win on Thursday?

Gonzaga vs Loyola Marymount Odds & Spread

Gonzaga enters this contest as a clear road favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 11 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 154.5 points, which is above average compared to Thursday's projected totals.

Gonzaga vs Loyola Marymount Betting Trends

  • Gonzaga's record against the spread is 9-16-0.
  • The Bulldogs' ATS record as 7.5-point favorites or more is 7-11.
  • There have been 14 Gonzaga's games (out of 25) that hit the over this season.
  • Loyola Marymount has covered the spread 17 times in 26 games.
  • The Lions have two wins ATS (2-2) as a 7.5-point underdog or greater this season.
  • This season, 16 of Loyola Marymount's 26 games have hit the over.
Gonzaga Rank Gonzaga AVG Loyola Marymount AVG Loyola Marymount Rank
1st 86.3 Points Scored 75.6 87th
298th 74.0 Points Allowed 71.4 230th
79th 33.7 Rebounds 33.6 84th
153rd 8.9 Off. Rebounds 8.9 153rd
159th 7.6 3pt Made 9.3 24th
22nd 16.1 Assists 12.2 259th
69th 10.9 Turnovers 11.8 157th

Gonzaga vs Loyola Marymount Prediction & Pick

There's a bit of added excitement in this game after Loyola Marymount snapped Gonzaga's 76-game home winning streak back on Jan. 19 in a shocking 68-67 victory. It's safe to say the Bulldogs are looking for some revenge and average an impressive 80.6 points per away game (No. 3 in NCAA).

Gonzaga succeeds at the little things and that should be what allows it to pull away in the second half of this game. The Bulldogs average only 11.2 turnovers per game (No. 51 in NCAA) and shoot 37.6% from beyond the arc (No. 23 in NCAA). Draining threes and not allowing easy buckets will be crucial.

Gonzaga has won 10 straight road games against Loyola Marymount, so trust the Bulldogs to get the job done.

Final Score Prediction: Gonzaga: 87 | Loyola Marymount: 71

Gonzaga vs Loyola Marymount Best Bet

There's value in backing Gonzaga in a rare revenge spot, but there's even more value in backing a high-scoring game to break out. The Bulldogs rank fourth in offensive efficiency this season and should be able to pick apart a Loyola Marymount squad that ranks 206th in defensive efficiency.

On the other side, Shelton has been going nuts for the Lions as of late, averaging 30.7 points over his last three games. Gonzaga's defense does allow an opponent three-point shooting mark of 34.6%, too (No. 227 in NCAA). The total has hit the over in 14 of Loyola Marymount's last 20 WCC games.

Bet: Over 154.5 Points (-110)

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