LMU vs Gonzaga Odds, Pick: Bulldogs to Cruise

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LMU vs Gonzaga Odds, Pick

Tuesday, Jan. 30
11 p.m. ET
Loyola Marymount Odds
-110o / -110u
Gonzaga Odds
-110o / -110u
Odds via BetMGM. Get up-to-the-minute NCAAB odds here.

The Gonzaga Bulldogs looked asleep at the wheel on Saturday evening when they were trailing the horrific Pacific Tigers at halftime. Eventually, they squeezed out the victory, but the game was a lot more competitive than it should have been.

The Bulldogs need a big bounceback at home to get back on track to competing for the WCC regular season title. The Loyola Marymount Lions travel to Spokane on Tuesday evening after narrowly losing to St. Mary's on Saturday.

It's impressive that the Lions hung around, but I sense a bit of a letdown coming after a close defeat. Let's uncover some betting value down below in the team breakdown.

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Loyola Marymount Lions

With roughly five minutes to go, the Lions were on the verge of pulling off a tremendous road upset that would have thrown a wrench into the WCC standings.

The Lions have to get hot from deep to pull off an upset and shoot 36% from 3 as a team.

When it comes to scoring inside, the Lions will have issues. They shoot 49% inside the arc, but Gonzaga is a top-25 defensive unit against those shots.

Guard Dominick Harris carries the load on offense and is by far the best 3-point shooter on the team. He is shooting 43% from deep and can put up a crooked number on the scoreboard every night.

The Lions are a decent rebounding team and should be able to eliminate Gonzaga's second-chance scoring.

However, LMU rarely forces turnovers, which results in clean trips down the floor. There are too many questions about LMU's defense, which is why i think Gonzaga should bounce back nicely at home.

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Gonzaga Bulldogs

Gonzaga has a significant advantage here, but let's be real — if you're trailing at half to the Pacific Tigers there are legitimate concerns.

The Bulldogs return home with the same mission they've had since the beginning of conference play, and that is to win another WCC regular season title.

Gonzaga enters this game top-40 in both offensive and defensive efficiency. There is no question that the Bulldogs will dominate on both ends of the floor.

They are struggling from deep and at the free-throw line, but the Lions' defense struggles inside and Gonzaga should be able to take advantage.

Loyola Marymount vs. Gonzaga

Betting Pick & Prediction

It's never fun to lay points with the Bulldogs, as they proved they are overvalued in the market. But, with the home crowd behind them and the Lions coming off of their toughest loss of the season, sign me up.

The Lions don't force enough turnovers on defense and I think their offense is outclassed in the matchup. They may hang around early if shots are falling, but Gonzaga will take over in the second half.

I trust coach Mark Few to have his team fired up and we should get a discount after both team's performances over the weekend.

Pick: Gonzaga -15 or Better 

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