Thursday, January 14, 2016
McCarthey Athletic Center
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The BYU Cougars travel to McCarthey Athletic Center to play the Gonzaga Bulldogs on Thursday, January 14, 2016. The opening line for this game has Gonzaga as 6.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 142.
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The Cougars come into this game with an overall record of 12-5 and a road record of 1-4. They are 8-5 against the spread and their over/under record is 10-4. The Bulldogs have an overall record of 13-3 and a home record of 7-2. They have an over/under record of 7-7 and they are 4-9 against the spread.
Chase Fischer comes into this contest averaging 18.1 points per game while playing 32.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Cougars. He pulls down 2.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Nick Emery averages 15.3 points per game in 29.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 3.3 rebounds per game for BYU. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 90%.
Kyle Wiltjer averages 21.5 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per contest this year for the Bulldogs. He grabs 7.4 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 90%. Domantas Sabonis averages 18.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 11 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 66% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
BYU averages 84.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 16th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 9.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 72nd. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 17th in the country. They average 41.2 rebounds per game and 15.8 assists per game which ranks them 26th and 52nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 101st with 12.1 per game. The Cougars allow 74.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 227th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 142nd and 272nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.1 rebounds a game which ranks 132nd and they give up 14.3 assists per contest which puts them in 242nd place in the country. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 208th in the Division 1.
Gonzaga averages 80.1 points per game this year which ranks them 43rd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 12.1 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them sitting in the 17th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 85th in the nation. They average 41 rebounds per game and 13.6 assists per contest which ranks them 30th and 155th respectively. In the turnover department the Bulldogs rank 145th with 12.7 per game. The Bulldogs allow 68 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 96th in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 38th and 38th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 32.8 rebounds a game which ranks 47th and they give up 10 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the nation. The Bulldogs force 10.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 325th in college basketball.
BYU Cougars Betting Trends
The BYU Cougars are 8-5 against the spread
The BYU Cougars are 10-4 against the over/under
Gonzaga Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 4-9 against the spread
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 7-7 against the over/under
BYU Cougars Injuries
12/14/15 G Cory Calvert Personal has left team
01/13/16 G Jake Toolson Illness out for season
Gonzaga Bulldogs Injuries
12/07/15 C Przemek Karnowski Back out for season
Josh's Pick: Take BYU
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