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Portland State Vikings vs Loyola Marymount Lions 12/19/2019 Game Analysis, Picks and Previews

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Portland State Vikings vs Loyola Marymount Lions 12-19-2019 Game Analysis Picks and Previews

Portland State Vikings vs Loyola Marymount Lions 12/19/2019 – These are both teams with mirroring records at 5-6 records and they are keen on getting an even record after this game. Portland State Vikings and Loyola Marymount are both coming off from a loss and a win here could help each of their teams gain momentum into their next games. This match will be held at the Albert Gersten Pavillion in Los Angeles, California this Thursday, December 19 at 10:00 PM Eastern Time with SofaScore will feature the game in live streaming. The Lions are expected to win this game but it will be close against the Vikings according to Best Sportsbook Online.

Portland State Vikings vs Loyola Marymount Lions 12/19/2019

When: Thursday, December 19, 10:00 PM ET
Where: Albert Gersten Pavilion, Los Angeles, California
TV: NA
Stream: Sofascore

Portland State Vikings vs Loyola Marymount Lions 12/19/2019

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Portland State +4.5 (-110) 143 o (-110) +174
Loyola Marymount -4.5 (-110) 143 u (-110) -196
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Portland State Vikings

It has been hard times for Portland State Vikings who has been trying to find their way into this season. A bright spot is seeing Holland Woods and Matt Hauser flourishing as go-to guys for the team. Woolds has been directing the team in the offense as he averages 18.4 points, 5.1 assists and 1.8 steals. Hauser has been the team’s second-leading scorer with 16.9 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.8 steals. The only downside is the field goal percentage for both players as they shoot below 42%. Forwards Alonzo Walker and Rashaad Goolsby combine for 14.9 rebounds per night. A win against the Lions will make them bounce back from their previous loss but they need more production from their bigs for them to conquer the Lions.

 

Players to watch:

H. Woods G (11 GP 33 MIN 18.4 PTS 2.9 REB 5.1 AST 1.8 STL 0 BLK 3.7 TO 40.7 FG% 86.2 FT% 34.5 3P%), M. Hauser G (11 GP 34.4 MIN 16.9 PTS 5.5 REB 2.6 AST 1.8 STL 0 BLK 0.8 TO 41.5 FG% 68.8 FT% 37.1 3P%), A. Walker F (8 GP 24 MIN 9.5 PTS 6.6 REB 0.5 AST 1.3 STL 0.8 BLK 1.3 TO 46.4 FG% 50 FT% 0 3P%).

Loyola Marymount Lions

The Lions have been looking to Eli Scott to dictate the tempo of the team and he is expected to start out well in their matchup against the Vikings. Scott had been contributing with 15.6 points, 7 rebounds, 5.9 assists and 1.2 steals per night. He is getting help from Ivan Alipiev who does 12.6 points per night, Other players like Parker Dortch, Eric Johansson and Seiku Sisoho Jawara also provide as efficient role players for the team. This is a game that the Lions are glad that they are battling on their home floor. All of their wins all came at home with Portland only had one win on the road. Lions will push for a good start and dictate the tempo early on and not let the Vikings get any chance of riding a momentum.

Players to watch:

E. Scott G (11 GP 32.5 MIN 15.6 PTS 7 REB 5.9 AST 1.2 STL 0.2 BLK 3.4 TO 57.8 FG% 63.2 FT% 42.9 3P%), I. Alipiev F (11 GP 29.1 MIN 12.6 PTS 4 REB 1.4 AST 1 STL 0.2 BLK 1.4 TO 46 FG% 78.9 FT% 34.5 3P%), P. Dortch F (11 GP 20.8 MIN 8 PTS 2.7 REB 0.5 AST 0.4 STL 0.1 BLK 1.5 TO 55.9 FG% 66.7 FT% 37.5 3P%).

Portland State Vikings vs Loyola Marymount Lions Betting Predictions

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Portland State Vikings

Vikings are 12-6 ATS in their last 18 games.
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Portland State’s last 12 games.
Vikings are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games against Loyola Marymount.
Portland State is 1-6 SU in their last 7 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Portland State’s last 9 games this season.

Loyola Marymount Lions

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Loyola Marymount’s last 5 games.
Lions are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games at home.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Loyola Marymount’s last 9 games this season.
Lions are 11-2 SU in their last 13 games against an opponent in the Big Sky conference.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Loyola Marymount’s last 6 games played in December.

Portland State Vikings vs Loyola Marymount Lions Betting Picks

Owning the home-court advantage, the Loyola Marymount Lions seemed to be the team that will advance and owns a 6-6 win-loss record according to Online Sports Betting. It has been tough on the road for the Vikings which makes it even harder for them to score a win. It should be the Lions dictating the pace with the Vikings not trailing that much behind.

Moneyline: The Vikings are handed a Moneyline of +174 if they win this game against the Lions. On the other hand, -196 is the ML for Loyola Marymount.

Spread: It is only 4.5 points separating both teams across the spread with the Vikings on the disadvantage at +4.5 while Loyola is on the other end of the stick at -4.5.

Total: Both teams expected to go a total of 143 points with Loyola going under while Portland State is over.

Score Prediction: 77-70, Lions win.