BYU vs Loyola Marymount (CA): College Basketball Betting Picks, Predictions and Tips – February 20, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on February 20, 2021 - Last Updated on February 23, 2021

The Loyola Marymount Lions (11-6) will attempt to build on a four-game win streak when they host the BYU Cougars (15-4) on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at Gersten Pavilion as 7-point underdogs. The game airs at 3:00 PM ET on CBS Sports. The point total in the matchup is 136.5.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of February 20, 2021, 2:18 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 (+7)

The spread for this game suggested by the model (4.8 points) is slightly less than the 7-point edge DraftKings gives to the Cougars, though the data still has them as the favorite.

Pick OU:
Over (136.5)

The model predicts a total 4.5 points higher than the one set by DraftKings for this matchup.

Prediction: BYU 73, 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 Cougars have an average implied point total of 76.8 this season, which is 4.8 points higher than their implied total in Saturday’s game (72).
  • BYU has outscored its implied point total for this matchup (72) 13 times this season.
  • The average implied point total on the season for the Lions (72.2) is 7.2 more points than the team’s implied total in this matchup (65).
  • Loyola Marymount (CA) has put up more than 65 points in 12 games on the season.

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

BYU and Loyola Marymount (CA) Records ATS

ATS Record ATS Record Against 7+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Cougars 10-5-2 4-3-1 7-9-1
Lions 8-7-1 2-1 8-8

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

Last 5 Games


Loyola Marymount (CA)
Date Opponent Result Score Date Opponent Result Score
2/18/2021 Pacific (CA) Win 80-52 2/18/2021 San Francisco Win 68-63
2/8/2021 Gonzaga Loss 82-71 2/16/2021 Santa Clara Win 76-73
2/4/2021 Portland Win 105-60 2/13/2021 Pacific (CA) Win 80-76
1/30/2021 Pacific (CA) Win 95-87 1/25/2021 Portland Win 75-50
1/27/2021 Pepperdine Loss 76-73 1/23/2021 Santa Clara Loss 72-69

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