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Loyola Marymount vs. San Francisco,
2-17-2018 - Pick and Prediction

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#589 Loyola Marymount
Lions 141
#590 San Francisco
Dons -8.5

Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 6:05pm

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Game Stats

Loyola Marymount Lions

8 - 18

11-10
ATS
11-10
O/U
72
PPG
77
OPPG

San Francisco Dons

15 - 13

10-14
ATS
10-14
O/U
68
PPG
67
OPPG

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San Francisco hosts Loyola Marymount in a West Coast Conference clash on Saturday night. The Dons are coming off a stunning upset of St. Mary’s on Thursday night. The Lions played the other top team in the conference, Gonzaga, and things didn’t work out as well.

Lions struggle without their leading scorer against the Zags

Loyola Marymount has scored a couple of wins here and there and even toppled BYU, but they sit second-to-last in the WCC standings. After beating the team below them, they had no fight at Gonzaga in a 76-46 beatdown. They were heavy 24-point underdogs and they couldn’t keep afloat against the spread any longer in the final stages of the second half. The Lions hit just 3-of-18 3-pointers and turned the rock over 17 times.

Interestingly enough, in LMU’s third WCC win of the season, Eli Scott (13.3 ppg) only had four points Pepperdine. He’s regularly been in double figures, and he led the team with 16 points and 6 rebounds against the Zags. Unfortunately, he didn’t get much backup. Much of the issue is James Batemon has been limited with a turf toe. The team’s leading scorer has still played up until Pepperdine, but couldn’t go against Gonzaga.

After losing to them by 36 points, Dons stun the Gaels

San Francisco has been improving significantly over WCC action. While they couldn’t take down Gonzaga or St. Mary’s in a rough back-to-back stretch on the road, they were able to get revenge against the Gaels. Not only did they beat their 8.5-point underdog spread, but they pounded them outright in a stunning 70-63 result. The Dons weren’t excellent, but they bettered the opposition in nearly all categories.

The biggest advantage SF had was delivering 17 assists on 23 field goals made and only turning it over seven times. Frankie Ferrari (10.6 ppg) had a remarkable night as he continues to improve. He finished with 20 points and a passing ratio of seven assists to two turnovers. He led the team in scoring and was very efficient, knocking down 7-of-11 attempts and nailed both shots from downtown. He’s scored 13 or more points in four straight games.

Trends

Loyola-Marymount is:

  • 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against teams with a winning SU record
  • 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games after a SU loss of more than 20 points

San Francisco is:

  • 16-5 ATS in their last 21 Saturday games
  • 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games against teams winning below 40%

Should Batemon return, this game could be a little bit closer, but it’s unsure how healthy he will be. The Dons continue to improve as the season goes on, and right now it’s hard to side against them.

Pick: San Francisco

Brian Spaen

Blogging journeyman and sports handicapper. His passion for statistics, analyzing team reports, and watching multiple hours of sports daily gives him an edge for picking who will beat the spread. Also writes about technology and video games. Hobbies include enjoying life in the big city, spending way too much time on YouTube, and discovering new craft beer and whisky.

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