Eli Scott leads the Loyola Marymount Lions (10-6) into a matchup against the San Francisco Dons (8-10) after scoring 37 points in a 76-73 win over Santa Clara. The Lions are 5.5-point underdogs in the game on Thursday, February 18, 2021, which starts at 9:00 PM ET. The matchup has an over/under set at 135.5 points.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of February 18, 2021, 2:15 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Best Betting Odds

Computer Picks

Pick ATS:
Lions (+5.5)

The model and DraftKings both have the Dons taking home the win, but the model has them winning by slightly less (3.7 points). Lean towards taking the Lions.

Pick OU:
Over (135.5)

In this matchup, the model projects a total (139.3 points) slightly higher than the DraftKings over/under (135.5 points).

Prediction: San Francisco 72, Loyola Marymount (CA) 68

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Examining the Over/Under

  • The Dons have an average implied point total of 76.1 this season, which is 5.1 points higher than their implied total in Thursday’s game (71).
  • San Francisco has surpassed its implied point total for this matchup (71) seven times this season.
  • The Lions’ average implied point total on the season (72.3 points) is 7.3 points higher than their implied total in this matchup (65 points).
  • Loyola Marymount (CA) has scored more than 65 points 11 times this season.

Implied totals are projected point totals for each team based on totals and spreads set by sportsbooks.

San Francisco and Loyola Marymount (CA) Records ATS

ATS Record ATS Record Against 5.5+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Dons 7-10 3-1 7-10
Lions 7-7-1 2-1 8-7

Against The Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Last 5 Games

San Francisco

Loyola Marymount (CA)
Date Opponent Result Score Date Opponent Result Score
2/13/2021 Gonzaga Loss 100-61 2/16/2021 Santa Clara Win 76-73
2/10/2021 Pepperdine Loss 76-68 2/13/2021 Pacific (CA) Win 80-76
1/23/2021 Saint Mary’s (CA) Loss 67-63 1/25/2021 Portland Win 75-50
1/21/2021 Santa Clara Win 73-50 1/23/2021 Santa Clara Loss 72-69
1/16/2021 BYU Loss 72-63 1/21/2021 Saint Mary’s (CA) Loss 65-61

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