Loyola Marymount vs. Gonzaga Basketball Betting Odds & Picks
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
The 2019 college basketball betting season continues this Thursday night with the Loyola Marymount vs. Gonzaga basketball contest. The Bulldogs come into this contest with their heads held high seeing as how they’re currently ranked 5th overall in the nation. The Lions on the other hand, come in unranked but are feeling pretty good after having won the last 8 games consecutively. So will this matchup have any March Madness betting implications? Let’s check on the NCAA sportsbook odds to see what they have to say about it.
Loyola Marymount vs. Gonzaga Basketball – Thursday, January 17th
When: 8:00 pm ET
Where: McCarthey Athletic Center, Spokane, Washington
TV: Local Broadcasts
Stream: Watch ESPN
College Basketball Betting Odds:
Loyola Marymount Lions
The Lions enter this Thursday night matchup sporting a 13-4 record. With a 1-2 record so far this season in WCC play, Loyola Marymount currently ranks 7th in the conference. Clearly they’re having a hard time measuring up against the best teams in the WCC, which would suggest that they’re in for a college basketball betting blowout this Thursday night. At the end of the day, the Lions don’t have much of a shot of keeping up with the Zags’ top rated offense. Right now Loyola Marymount is averaging 70.5 per game and giving up 61.2. Although their defense beats the 68.5 that the Bulldogs give up, there’s no way their offense can keep up with the 92.2 that Gonzaga currently averaging. With this in mind, it’s easy to understand why this evening’s odds are so titled.
Players to Watch: James Batemon (17.9 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 3.8 apg), Mattias Markusson (11.2 ppg, 7.2 rpg, 0.9 apg), and Joe Quintana (7.9 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 1.8 apg).
The Bulldogs pounce into this WCC matchup flashing a near flawless 16-2 record. With a 3-0 record in conference play this season, the Zags are currently the top dog in the conference. Facing one of the weaker teams in the WCC, Gonzaga should have no problem building on their conference lead this evening. And since Gonzaga is 10-0 in their last 10 meetings versus the Lions, we can fully count on them taking this game at home. However, since the money line isn’t offering any value, bettors will want to consider other options. Ultimately a parlay using the spread line is a great option, seeing as how the Zags are 5-0 against the spread in their last 5.
Players to Watch: Rui Hachimura (20.8 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 1.7 apg), Brandon Clarke (17.0 ppg, 8.2 rpg, 1.7 apg), and Zach Norvell Jr. (15.7 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 3.4 apg).
Loyola Marymount vs. Gonzaga Basketball Betting Predictions
Loyola Marymount vs. Gonzaga Basketball Betting Picks
So which side should mobile betting fans take in this Loyola Marymount vs. Gonzaga basketball matchup? Clearly Gonzaga is the only way to bet here. Feel free to make a parlay or teaser off of this matchup and rake in some value. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 92-75 Gonzaga.