Tuesday, December 22, 2015
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The BYU Cougars travel to Lavietes Pavilion to play the Harvard Crimson on Tuesday, December 22, 2015. The opening line for this game has BYU as 7.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 144.
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The Cougars come into this game with an overall record of 7-3 and a road record of 0-3. They are 4-2 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-3. The Crimson have an overall record of 3-6 and a home record of 2-1. They have an over/under record of 2-3 and they are 1-4 against the spread.
Nick Emery comes into this contest averaging 15.6 points per game while playing 29.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Cougars. He pulls down 4 rebounds per game and dishes out 3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Chase Fischer averages 15.5 points per game in 30.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 2.2 rebounds per game for BYU. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Zena Edosomwan averages 12.7 points per game while playing 26.1 minutes per contest this year for the Crimson. He grabs 10.1 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage currently is at 46%. Tommy McCarthy averages 10 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 1.8 rebounds per contest and 4.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 30% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
BYU averages 81 points per contest this season which ranks them 45th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 7.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 93rd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 102nd in the country. They average 43.4 rebounds per game and 16.1 assists per game which ranks them 13th and 50th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 210th with 13.4 per game. The Cougars allow 73.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 204th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 83rd and 259th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.2 rebounds a game which ranks 207th and they give up 13.9 assists per contest which puts them in 216th place in the country. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 185th in the Division 1.
Harvard averages 65.9 points per game this year which ranks them 289th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -0.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 90th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 49th in the nation. They average 37 rebounds per game and 16.6 assists per contest which ranks them 161st and 36th respectively. In the turnover department the Crimson rank 323rd with 15.2 per game. The Crimson allow 66.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 75th in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc ranking them 34th and 29th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.9 rebounds a game which ranks 114th and they give up 11.8 assists per contest which puts them in 84th place in the nation. The Crimson force 10.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 320th in college basketball.
BYU Cougars Betting Trends
The BYU Cougars are 4-2 against the spread
The BYU Cougars are 4-3 against the over/under
Harvard Crimson Betting Trends
The Harvard Crimson are 1-4 against the spread
The Harvard Crimson are 2-3 against the over/under
BYU Cougars Injuries
12/18/15 F Jamal Aytes Ankle "?"
12/14/15 G Cory Calvert Personal has left team
Harvard Crimson Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take BYU
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