Against the Spread Pick
The Loyola Marymount Lions get another shot at the Gonzaga Bulldogs on Thursday. Of course, that may not be the way to put it. After all, Loyola Marymount would probably just assume bypass the second of two head-to-head matchups this season. Gonzaga dominated the first one 87-62 on the road in early January. The Bulldogs have since extended their winning streak to 15 games (five more since disposing of LMU) and now they get to play this one at home. Loyola Marymount is 2-7 in the West Coast Conference and 1-7 in its past eight overall. The Lions are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 overall, 1-4 ATS in their last five on the road, and 1-4 ATS in their last five against opponents with winning records. Gonzaga is 5-2 ATS in its last seven overall and 6-2 ATS in its last eight against opponents with winning percentages under .400. It is also worth noting that the favorite is 7-3-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings between the two teams. Roll with the ZAGS.
Over Under Pick
Gonzaga has produced at least 83 points in 14 of its past 15 outings. Six different players are averaging in double-figures and leading scorer Filip Petrusev (17.0 ppg) has led the team in scoring twice in a row with 31 and 23 points. The over is 5-1 ATS in the Lions’ last six following an ATS win. It is also 21-6 in the Bulldogs’ last 27 overall, 8-1 in their last nine at home, and 4-0 in their last four against opponents with winning percentages under .400. Look for this one to go OVER the total.