10* Coach's Clinic
(NCAAB) Loyola Marymount vs. Portland, 02/14/2015 5:00 PM, Score: 63 - 66
Point Spread: -10.50 | 100.00 Portland (Home)
Result: Loss
The Portland Pilots will host WCC Rivals Loyola Marymount on Saturday, and the home team is a double-digit favorite. The Lions are only two days removed from a punishing loss to Gonzaga, and could struggle to bounce back from that 80-51 defeat. Portland comes in hot, and a 69-52 win over Pepperdine was their third straight.

Here are my keys to the game:

1. Home Cookin' - The Pilots own a solid home record of 8-4, while the Lions have just two wins in 11 road games so far. Four of their last five home wins have come in games decided by a double-digit margin.

2. Previous History - Portland has covered the spread in four straight in conference play, and six of their last eight versus opponents with a win percentage 40% or lower.

3. X-Factor - The Pilots have plenty of weapons on offense, as evidenced by the fact that all five starters scored in double-figures in the win over Pepperdine.

Selection: This is a play on the Portland Pilots (10*)