Get ready for a West Coast battle as the No. 2 Gonzaga Bulldogs and the Loyola Marymount Lions will face off at 11 p.m. ET on Thursday at the McCarthey Athletic Center. Gonzaga is 15-2 overall and 11-0 at home, while Loyola Marymount is 9-8 overall and 3-3 on the road. Thursday night's WCC tilt will be televised on CBS Sports Network.
The Bulldogs are favored by 28.5 points in the latest Gonzaga vs. Loyola Marymount odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under is set at 158.5. Before entering any Loyola Marymount vs. Gonzaga picks, you'll want to see the college basketball predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- Gonzaga vs. Loyola Marymount spread: Gonzaga -28.5
- Gonzaga vs. Loyola Marymount over-under: 158.5 points
What you need to know about Gonzaga
Gonzaga might be on an eight-game winning streak, but it has slipped from No. 1 to No. 2 in the polls. The Bulldogs have won by an average of 27.9 points per game during that stretch, yet Auburn jumped them earlier this week. Gonzaga has won by 30 or more points four different times during the eight-game winning streak.
The Bulldogs have won 24 straight games against Loyola Marymount, with their last loss coming in 2010. They are also on a 62-game home winning streak, which is the best of any team in college basketball. Forward Drew Timme leads Gonzaga with 18.8 points, while freshman Chet Holmgren is adding 13.6 points and 8.5 rebounds.
What you need to know about Loyola Marymount
Loyola Marymount will be looking to bounce back from a disappointing performance, as it was blown out in an 83-51 final against Saint Mary's last Saturday. However, the Lions had won their previous two games, beating Portland and Pepperdine. They are going to be without guard Dameane Douglas for the rest of the season after he injured his ankle in the win over Portland.
Douglas was shooting a team-high 56.7 percent from the floor and was the third-leading scorer with 10.8 points per game. The Lions will need more from their top two scorers (Joe Quintana and Eli Scott) moving forward. Loyola Marymount has covered the spread in five of its last six games against Gonzaga.
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