Gonzaga At Loyola Marymount Lines, Expert Pick & TV Info

Posted by Henry Watkins on Wednesday,February 8, 2017 2:23, EST in

As the college basketball season draws ever closer to March Madness, one of the biggest questions remaining is whether the Gonzaga Bulldogs will make it through the rest of the season unscathed. They have the benefit of playing in a conference that is not exactly jam packed with talented teams, but that does not mean that they will not slip up before the season ends. While the Bulldogs may be ranked #1 in the nation, it’s tough to get a real handle on this team given the level of opposition that they are forced to play. Were they to take a loss at this point, it would certainly be interesting to see how far they would drop in the rankings. Their next game comes on Thursday night, when they head to Los Angeles to face a Loyola Marymount team that they have already put to the sword this season. This looks like another straightforward game, and most likely the 25th straight win on the season for the Bulldogs, but stranger things have happened in the past. Find the updated NCAA basketball point spreads here.

Here’s A Closer Look At The Bulldogs At Lions Lines, Expert Pick & TV Info

When: Thursday, February 9 at 10 PM EST
Where: Albert Gersten Pavilion, Los Angeles, California
TV: FOX Sports
Live Stream: NCAA Live
NCAAB Odds: TBA

 

 

Why bet on the Gonzaga Bulldogs

At this stage of the season, it is almost impossible to bet against this team, especially when they are facing a team where the gap in talent is borderline cavernous. The last meeting between these two ended in a 93-55 win for the Bulldogs, and there is little to suggest that things will be any different in this one. This is a team that has no really had what you could call an off night, as they continue to blow past the opposition without really breaking a sweat. Their average margin of victory this season is sitting at around 24 PPG, and with only 1 game of their final 6 coming against a ranked opponent, the chances of them going unbeaten looks pretty solid.

Why bet on the Loyola Marymount Lions

If we are being brutally honest, the only bet that would be in any ways tempting in this game would be taking the Lions against the spread. After all, they have only played a pair of games against ranked teams this season, including the aforementioned one versus Gonzaga, and they were blown out in both, making their chances of winning here in the slim to none category. They have not been a bad ATS bet, though, and ae 10-8-1 on the season, which includes being 5-4-1 ATS in their own building. The Lions have not exactly been in a rich vein of form since entering conference play, and are in fact only 4-8 SU in those games. It really does look as though they have a mountain to climb here.

 

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Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

This should be another big win for the Bulldogs on Thursday night, although I’m not so sure it will be up in the same winning margin as the last time they played the Lions.

Gonzaga Bulldogs 84 Loyola Marymount Lions 63