Betting on today's Lions and Toreros game? Catch the action at Jenny Craig Pavilion in San Diego, CA, as the Toreros hosts this showdown at 10:00 ET on WCC. In this West Coast matchup, Loyola Marymount is favored by -3.5 vs. San Diego. The over/under for the game is 147.5 points.

LOYOLA MARYMOUNT LIONS VS SAN DIEGO TOREROS BETTING PICK

The Pick: San Diego Toreros +3.5

This game will be played at Jenny Craig Pavilion at 10:00 ET on Wednesday, February 7th.

WHY BET THE SAN DIEGO TOREROS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Toreros.
  • Not only will San Diego pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +3.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 147.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Do the Lions Have What it Takes to Win as Road Favorites?

Through 22 games, Loyola Marymount has a record of 10-12, including a 3-5 mark in West Coast Conference play. On the road, the Lions are just 2-5, compared to 8-7 at home. Their average scoring margin on the road is -9.9, and they have lost two straight away from home.

Coming into today's game against San Diego, Loyola Marymount is favored by 3.5 points. So far this season, they have been favored in 14 of their 22 games, going 8-6 in those contests. In their last game, the Lions lost to Gonzaga by a score of 92-58.

Against the spread, Loyola Marymount has a record of 10-12 this season. On the road, their ATS mark is 3-4 and over their last three road games, they are 2-1 vs. the spread. As the favorite, the Lions have gone 6-8 vs. the spread this year and over their last 10 games as the favorite, their ATS record is 5-5.

Today's over/under line of 147.5 is right in line with the average over/under line in Loyola Marymount's games this season (145.3). So far, 11 of their games have had a higher over/under line than today's line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total is 146 points.

The Loyola Marymount offense is coming off a game where they scored 58 points against Gonzaga. They posted a field goal percentage of 37.1% and connected on 9 threes. On the offensive front, the Lions have a season-long field goal percentage of 44%, ranking 266th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 117th in terms of percentage and 87th in three-pointers made.

On the defensive side, Loyola Marymount is currently hovering around the NCAA's average for points allowed, conceding an average of 70.5 points per game. In their previous game vs. Gonzaga, the Bulldogs finished with a field goal percentage of 59% and a total of 92 points vs. Loyola Marymount.

Will the Toreros Exceed Expectations at Home?

San Diego will be looking to end their six-game home losing streak when they take on Loyola Marymount. The Toreros' average scoring margin at home is -1.9 points per game.

So far this season, San Diego has been the underdog in 17 of their 24 games. Their record as the underdog is 7-10.

As the underdog, San Diego has been a solid bet this season, going 9-8 vs. the spread. Their overall ATS record is just 10-13, but they have been even better as the underdog lately, going 6-4 in their last 10 games. However, their ATS mark at home is just 6-9 this year and they are 0-3 vs. the spread in their last three home games.

San Diego's over/under record this season is 14-9, and today's over/under line of 147.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (149.4). So far, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today's line. Over their last three games, their over/under record is 1-2 with an average scoring total of 145 points.

The Toreros' offense finished with 70 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 72.6 points per contest. Wayne McKinney II is leading the team in scoring at 13.8 points per contest. Deuce Turner has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 14.3 going into the game.

The Toreros' defense is presently ranked 265th nationally, allowing an average of 76.3 points per contest. In today's game, the San Diego defense will be looking to once again do a good job defending the three-point line, as they gave up just 4 three-pointers while giving up 59 points.