BYU vs. Loyola Marymount WCC Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Saturday, March 4, 2023

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BYU vs. Loyola Marymount WCC Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Saturday, March 4, 2023

College Basketball Predictions

The No. 5 seed BYU Cougars (18-14, 7-9 WCC) are favored by 3 points when they meet the No. 4 seed Loyola Marymount Lions (19-11, 9-7 WCC) in the WCC Tournament. The teams will look to take another step toward an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament bracket on Saturday at Orleans Arena starting at 10:00 PM and airing on ESPN2. The matchup has an over/under of 148.5 points.

BYU vs. Loyola Marymount Odds

  • BYU odds to win: -166
  • Loyola Marymount odds to win: +140
  • Spread: BYU (-3)
  • Total: 148.5

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Saturday, March 4, 2023
  • Time: 10:00 PM ET
  • TV: ESPN2
  • Where: Paradise, Nevada
  • Venue: Orleans Arena

Who Will Win BYU vs. Loyola Marymount?

BYU and Loyola Marymount Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

BYU has an 8-8-1 record against the spread in games it was favored by 3 points or more this season.

When it has played as at least a 3-point underdog this year, Loyola Marymount is 6-6 against the spread.

These teams average 151.5 points per game combined, 3.0 more than the over/under of 148.5.

BYU and Loyola Marymount have seen their opponents average a combined 5.5 fewer points per game than the over/under of 148.5 set in this game.

BYU’s average point total in matchups this season is 145.7, 2.8 points below the total in this game.

The average total for Lions games this year is 0.3 more points than the point total of 148.5 for this outing.

The Cougars’ ATS record is 16-13-1 this season.

The Lions have a 17-12-0 record against the spread this year.

BYU Stats & Insights

BYU is outscoring opponents by 5.9 points per game with a +189 scoring differential overall. It puts up 75.8 points per game (82nd in college basketball) and allows 69.9 per outing (176th in college basketball).

The 34.1 rebounds per game BYU averages rank 51st in college basketball, and are 6.5 more than the 27.6 its opponents pull down per outing.

The Cougars knock down 8.3 three-pointers per game (78th in college basketball) while shooting 33.9% from deep (197th in college basketball). They are making 1.1 more threes per outing than their opponents, who drain 7.2 per game while shooting 33.9%.

BYU’s 95.8 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 127th in college basketball, and the 88.3 points it allows per 100 possessions rank 89th in college basketball.

When playing at home, the Cougars are posting 4.4 more points per game (76.3) than they are when playing on the road (71.9).

Loyola Marymount Stats & Insights

Loyola Marymount outscores opponents by 2.6 points per game (posting 75.7 points per game, 88th in college basketball, and giving up 73.1 per contest, 273rd in college basketball) and has a +80 scoring differential.

Loyola Marymount prevails in the rebound battle by an average of 4.9 boards. It grabs 33.2 rebounds per game (97th in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 28.3.

Loyola Marymount hits 9.4 three-pointers per game (23rd in college basketball) at a 36.9% rate (48th in college basketball), compared to the 6.5 per game its opponents make, at a 33.2% rate.

Loyola Marymount ranks 76th in college basketball with 97.9 points scored per 100 possessions, and 268th defensively with 94.4 points conceded per 100 possessions.

The Lions are scoring more points at home (78.9 per game) than away (71.1).

BYU Key Players to Watch

The Cougars leader in points and rebounds is Fousseyni Traore, who scores 13.2 points and grabs 8.1 boards per game.

BYU’s best passer is Dallin Hall, who averages 3.3 assists per game to go with his 7.3 PPG scoring average.

Jaxson Robinson makes more threes per game than any other member of the Cougars, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 1.9 per contest.

Spencer Johnson is BYU’s leader in steals, averaging 1.8 steals per game, while Atiki Ally Atiki leads them in blocks with 0.9 per contest.

Loyola Marymount Key Players to Watch

The Lions’ Cameron Shelton puts up enough points (21.2 per game) and assists (4.2 per game) to sit atop the team’s leaderboards.

Keli Leaupepe grabs 6.9 rebounds per game (he also scores 13.3 points per game and adds 1.2 assists per game) which puts him at the top of the Loyola Marymount rebounding leaderboard.

Shelton is reliable from distance and leads the Lions with 1.8 made threes per game.

Loyola Marymount’s leader in steals is Shelton with 1.8 per game, and its leader in blocks is Rick Issanza with 1.0 per game.

BYU vs. Loyola Marymount Prediction

  • Pick ATS:

    BYU (-3)

  • Pick OU:

    Under (148.5)

  • Prediction:
    BYU 76, Loyola Marymount 71
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