Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Broncos versus the Lions? Tip off is at at 11:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Gersten Pavilion in Los Angeles, CA. This West Coast conference matchup has an over/under of 148.5 points, and the Lions are favored to win at home vs. the Broncos.


The Pick: Loyola Marymount Lions -1

This game will be played at Gersten Pavilion at 11:00 ET on Thursday, January 4th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-69 in favor of the Lions.
  • Not only will Loyola Marymount pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -1.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 148.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 146 points.

Can Santa Clara Deliver Being Underdogs on the Road?

Santa Clara, who currently has a 9-6 overall record, will face Loyola Marymount. In their previous ten road games, including those from last year, Santa Clara went 6-4. In terms of covering the spread, Santa Clara is sitting below .500 with a 4-9 ATS record. On the road, Santa Clara has gone 2-2 vs. the spread so far this season and holds a 6-4 ATS record in their previous ten road games.

Through 15 games, Santa Clara has an over/under record of 6-7-0 with their games averaging a combined 146 points per game so far. The Broncos have seen their last five games conclude with a collective average of 146 points per game and an over/under record of 3-2.

Compared to their season average of 77.1 points per game, Santa Clara struggled in their previous game. Against Yale, the Broncos scored 58 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 36.8%. Adama Bal is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 14.8 as they approach today's matchup. In addition, Carlos Marshall Jr brings a PPG average of 14.4 into the game.

Currently, the Broncos' defense holds the 167th rank in the nation, allowing 72.4 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.8 threes per game vs. Loyola Marymount. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 30.9%.

Can Loyola Marymount Pull Out the Win as Home Favorites?

Loyola Marymount comes into this game with a 7-7 record, having played 14 games so far this season. In their previous 14 games, they are 1-2 on the road and 6-5 at home. Loyola Marymount has an ATS record that is below .500, sitting at 5-9. In their last five games, the team is 2-3 against the spread.

Loyola Marymount comes in with an over/under record of 7-7-0 through 14 games, with their games averaging a combined 144.2 points per game so far. The Lions have seen their last five games conclude with a collective average of 139 points per game and an over/under record of 2-3.

The Loyola Marymount offense is coming off a game where they scored 66 points against Tarleton State. They posted a field goal percentage of 41.3% and connected on 4 threes. The team's top scorer is Dominick Harris, who enters today's matchup with an average of 14.5, while Justin Wright also carries a PPG average of 11.4 into the game.

So far, the Lions' defense is ranked 115th in the country at 69.6 points per contest. Against Tarleton State, the Lions' defense gave up 79 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, Tarleton State only made 10 free-throws.