Saturday, January 23, 2016
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The BYU Cougars travel to Firestone Fieldhouse to play the Pepperdine Waves on Saturday, January 23, 2016. The opening line for this game has BYU as 1.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 138.
The Cougars come into this game with an overall record of 14-6 and a road record of 3-5. They are 10-6 against the spread and their over/under record is 11-6. The Waves have an overall record of 12-7 and a home record of 8-0. They have an over/under record of 8-10 and they are 7-11 against the spread.
Chase Fischer comes into this contest averaging 18.4 points per game while playing 33.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Cougars. He pulls down 2.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Nick Emery averages 15 points per game in 29.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game for BYU. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Lamond Murray averages 15.6 points per game while playing 29 minutes per contest this year for the Waves. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per game and has 0.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Stacy Davis averages 13.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.4 rebounds per contest and 2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
BYU averages 83.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 12th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 8.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 80th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 30th in the country. They average 41.4 rebounds per game and 15.9 assists per game which ranks them 21st and 41st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 131st with 12.3 per game. The Cougars allow 75.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 235th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 134th and 288th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.2 rebounds a game which ranks 133rd and they give up 14.4 assists per contest which puts them in 251st place in the country. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 185th in the Division 1.
Pepperdine averages 71.9 points per game this year which ranks them 182nd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 148th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 139th in the nation. They average 35.6 rebounds per game and 13.7 assists per contest which ranks them 198th and 144th respectively. In the turnover department the Waves rank 51st with 11.3 per game. The Waves allow 69.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 130th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 186th and 67th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.1 rebounds a game which ranks 184th and they give up 13.8 assists per contest which puts them in 214th place in the nation. The Waves force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 235th in college basketball.
BYU Cougars Betting Trends
The BYU Cougars are 10-6 against the spread
The BYU Cougars are 11-6 against the over/under
Pepperdine Waves Betting Trends
The Pepperdine Waves are 7-11 against the spread
The Pepperdine Waves are 8-10 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
Pepperdine Waves Injuries
01/06/16 G Atif Russell Shoulder out for season
01/06/16 G Shawn Olden Ankle out for season
Guy's Pick: Take BYU
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