Loyola Marymount Lions (3-0) vs Georgetown Hoyas (3-0)Date : 11/16/2018
Time : 7:00 pm EST
Location : Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C.
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Loyola Marymount Lions vs Georgetown Hoyas
The first ever meeting between the Loyola Marymount Lions and the Georgetown Hoyas will take place on Friday night at 8 pm EST at Capital One Arena in Washington, DC. The undefeated squads will look to certainly get a test from their opponent in this matchup as they are both coming of momentum building wins, albeit versus lesser competition. The Lions were 79-64 home winners over Cal State Northridge as they pulled away from the visitors in the second half thanks to the services of James Bateman who did not have an effective night shooting, but, used his skills in which to draw fouls and get to the line, to where he was 11 of 13 for the night.
The Hoyas picked up an 88-80 home win over the Illinois Fighting Illini November 13th as 56% shooting from the field was the remedy for the Hoyas despite them turning the ball over 22 times in addition to allowing the illini to shoot 46% from the floor. James Akinjo led the team with 19 points and seven dimes in the victory.
Loyola Marymount Lions's Latest Performance :
The Lions picked up a 79-64 home win over the Matadors of Cal State Northridge as James Bateman had 21 points for the night along with ten assists while Mattias Markusson had 15 points and 12 rebounds in the victory. They outrebounded the Matadors 37-17 for the contest while allowing just 40% shooting for the night as Lamine Diane score 15 points to lead Cal State Northridge while Terrell Gomez had 14 points while going two for four from three-point range.
The Lions now look to take their show on the road versus a dangerous Hoyas squad that can certainly score the ball. Of course, with their defense being ranked 18th in the nation in points allowed with 52 per outing, look for the Lions to come in confident that they can get the win.
Georgetown Hoyas's Latest Performance :
The Hoyas squeaked out to huge wins in their last two times out as their last victory came at the expense of the Illinois Fighting Illini as they picked up the road win due to 56% shooting for the night along with James Akinjo having 19 points along with seven assists. The Hoyas also outrebounded the Ilinii by a 37-24 margin while winning the game despite having 22 turnovers on the night.
Illinois, on the other and, shot 46% from the field as well while keeping themselves in the game due to their ability to get to the free throw line where they were 71% for the night. Ayo Dusunmu had 25 pints to lead the Fighting Illini for the contest. Nonetheless, the Hoyas will look to test themselves versus a Loyola Marymount team that is also playing well to begin the season.
How Loyola Marymount Lions & Georgetown Hoyas Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Loyola Marymount is 2-0 ATS while the OU is 0-2
Georgetown is 1-2 ATS while the OU is 2-0
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
This will be a test for both teams as the Lions will expect to learn much about themselves after a stellar season thus far while the Hoyas will want to continue their momentum over a team that has also been solid over the first three games of 2018. The Hoyas will automatically receive a leg up due to their home court advantage, however, their ability to score also allows them to be the favorite in my view. However, look for the Lions to get their offense rolling early in which to make this game a bit more interesting. Of course, the Hoyas defensive unit is stout and will be looking to neutralize an inconsistent lineup for Loyola Marymount.
Against The Spread Selection: Pick: Georgetown Hoyas
My reason for the pick :
I will back the Hoyas in this matchup as I believe that they will win a back and forth game with the Lions of Loyola Marymount on Friday night. In all, the offense for the Hoyas will be the catalyst for the win as they will take advantage of a shaky defensive unit for the Lions while marching to victory. Also, the defense for Georgetown will look to contain a Loyola offensive attack that struggles with consistency (more often than not) thus far in the season.
Totals Selection: Pick: Over
My reason for the prediction :
Look for the over to be the play as it has been the result in five straight games for the Hoyas. And since I believe Georgetown will come in with the bulk of the momentum, look for them to have a great night from the field, yet also allowing some points to their visitors as well. This generosity by both defenses will lead to the over to be the strong play in this instance.
Betting trends for Loyola Marymount Lions:
- The Lions are 9-1 ATS in last ten games
- The Lions are 3-1 ATS in last four road games
- The under is 5-2 in Lions last seven games
Betting trends for Georgetown Hoyas:
- The Hoyas are 1-7 ATS in last eight games
- The Hoyas are 1-5 ATS in last six home games
- The Over is 5-0 in Hoyas last five games