The time is here for more of our sparkling CBB picks, as we look at the schedule for basketball for Thursday night. The Loyola Marymount Lions and Gonzaga Bulldogs will have it in a nationally televised game, which can be seen on the college basketball TV schedule on ESPN2.
Free College Hoops Picks: Gonzaga Bulldogs @ Loyola Marymount Lions
Date: Thursday, January 31st, 11:00 ET
Location: Gersten Pavilion, Los Angeles, CA
Gonzaga vs. Loyola Marymount Live TV: ESPN2
Loyola Marymount has the ability to get a heck of a lot of points on the board. G Anthony Ireland is good for 20.0 points per game, while F Ashley Hamilton is averaging 14.5 points per game. Of course, if Gonzaga shuts down at least one, and heaven forbid both of these players, the Lions are absolutely dead. The Zags just don’t take nights off, and it shows. They beat San Francisco by 14, BYU by 20, Portland by 22, and Pepperdine by 16 in games against the lesser teams in the West Coast Conference. It doesn’t get much lower than the Lions, who are just 8-12 SU and 5-11 ATS on the campaign. Home court advantage doesn’t mean as much here in LA as it would in the Kennel, and we think that the Zags are set to get the job done in a big time way. Don’t be all that shocked if this turns out to be a 20+ point game once again, especially knowing that the Bulldogs are 9-3 ATS in the last 12 games in this series.
Gonzaga vs. Loyola Marymount Pick: Gonzaga Bulldogs -16.5
Gonzaga vs. Loyola Marymount Prediction: Gonzaga 81 – Loyola Marymount 58