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Pacific @ Loyola Marymount

Current Records: Pacific 8-20; Loyola Marymount 9-17

What to Know

The Loyola Marymount Lions will be returning home after a two-game road trip. Loyola Marymount and the Pacific Tigers will face off in a West Coast battle at 7:30 p.m. ET Saturday at Albert Gersten Pavilion. Given that both teams suffered a loss in their last game, they both have a little extra motivation heading into this game.

The Lions were expected to have a tough go of it on Thursday, and, well, they did. They found themselves the reluctant recipients of an unfortunate 79-59 punch to the gut against the Brigham Young Cougars. One thing holding Loyola Marymount back was the mediocre play of guard Eli Scott, who did not have his best game: he finished with 12 points on 5-for-14 shooting in his 37 minutes on the court.

Meanwhile, Pacific was within striking distance but couldn't close the gap on Thursday as they fell 75-69 to the Portland Pilots. A silver lining for Pacific was the play of guard Alphonso Anderson, who had 26 points in addition to nine boards.

Loyola Marymount is the favorite in this one, with an expected 6.5-point margin of victory. But bettors beware: they are only 3-9 against the spread when favored.

The losses put the Lions at 9-17 and the Tigers at 8-20. A couple stats to keep an eye on: Loyola Marymount has allowed their opponents to shoot 47.70% from the floor on average, which is the highest shooting percentage allowed in college basketball. Pacific has experienced some struggles of their own as they have only been able to knock down 41.10% percent of their shots, which is the 32nd lowest field goal percentage in college basketball. It's possible one of these Achilles' heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: Albert Gersten Pavilion -- Los Angeles, California
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $14.40

Odds

The Lions are a solid 6.5-point favorite against the Tigers, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 6.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Loyola Marymount have won seven out of their last 13 games against Pacific.

  • Feb 19, 2022 - Pacific 69 vs. Loyola Marymount 68
  • Feb 13, 2021 - Loyola Marymount 80 vs. Pacific 76
  • Jan 16, 2021 - Pacific 58 vs. Loyola Marymount 49
  • Feb 27, 2020 - Pacific 60 vs. Loyola Marymount 53
  • Jan 30, 2020 - Pacific 62 vs. Loyola Marymount 50
  • Feb 23, 2019 - Loyola Marymount 63 vs. Pacific 56
  • Jan 31, 2019 - Loyola Marymount 60 vs. Pacific 42
  • Feb 24, 2018 - Loyola Marymount 74 vs. Pacific 71
  • Dec 30, 2017 - Pacific 88 vs. Loyola Marymount 82
  • Feb 25, 2017 - Loyola Marymount 67 vs. Pacific 66
  • Jan 26, 2017 - Loyola Marymount 79 vs. Pacific 73
  • Feb 11, 2016 - Loyola Marymount 77 vs. Pacific 72
  • Jan 09, 2016 - Pacific 60 vs. Loyola Marymount 58