Betting on today's Rams and Lions game? Catch the action at Gersten Pavilion in Los Angeles, CA, as the Lions hosts this showdown at 10:00 ET on ESPN+. In this non-conference matchup, the Rams are the betting favorite against the Lions. The over/under for the game is 147.5 points.

COLORADO STATE RAMS VS LOYOLA MARYMOUNT LIONS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Loyola Marymount Lions +5.5

This game will be played at Gersten Pavilion at 10:00 ET on Friday, December 22nd.

WHY BET THE LOYOLA MARYMOUNT LIONS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-70 in favor of the Lions.
  • Not only will Loyola Marymount pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +5.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 147.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Will Colorado State Shock Everyone at Gersten Pavilion?

Colorado State comes into the game with a 10-1 overall record, having played 11 games. So far this season, they are 3-0 on the road and 5-0 at home. Heading into their game against Loyola Marymount, Colorado State currently holds a 7-1 ATS record. In their last ten games this season, Colorado State is 3-2 vs. the spread.

So far, Colorado State's games have averaged 155.4 points per game with the average over/under line being 150.7 points. The Rams have seen their last five games conclude with a collective average of 154 points per game and an over/under record of 3-2.

Colorado State's offense is coming off a strong performance vs. Washington, finishing the game with a total of 86 points. Their season average is now 83.5 points per game. Leading Colorado State in scoring vs. Washington was Joel Scott with his 17 points. Josiah Strong also added 16 points for the Rams.

Currently, the Rams' defense holds the 117th rank in the nation, allowing 69.0 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.1 threes per game vs. Loyola Marymount. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 29.6%.

Does Loyola Marymount Have What it Takes to Win as Home Underdogs?

Loyola Marymount has a 7-5 record heading into today's game. When playing away from home, the Lions are 1-2, but they have a 5-2 record at home. As of now, Loyola Marymount holds a 4-6 ATS record leading into their game against Colorado State. In their most recent five games, they are 3-2 vs. the spread.

Through 12 games, Loyola Marymount has an over/under record of 6-4-0 with their games averaging a combined 147.2 points per game so far. The Lions' have recorded an over/under record of 1-2 in their last three games, with their games averaging 137 points per game.

In their latest game, Loyola Marymount offense put up 78 points against UNLV. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 44.3% and made 7 threes. Dominick Harris led the scoring for the Lions, contributing 28 points. Additionally, Alex Merkviladze chipped in with 15 points.

At present, the Lions' defense is nationally ranked 100th, allowing 67.6 points per game. The Loyola Marymount defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 75 points and allowed UNLV to connect on 7 threes.