Saturday, December 10, 2016
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The Colorado Buffaloes travel to Marriott Center to play the BYU Cougars on Saturday, December 10, 2016.
The Buffaloes come into this game with an overall record of 7-2 and a road record of 1-0. They are 4-5 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-7. The Cougars have an overall record of 6-3 and a home record of 4-1. They have an over/under record of 2-5 and they are 3-4 against the spread.
Derrick White comes into this contest averaging 15 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Buffaloes. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is currently at 73%. Xavier Johnson averages 14.8 points per game in 27.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.9 assists per contest and 6.3 rebounds per game for Colorado. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 67%.
Eric Mika averages 21.4 points per game while playing 24.9 minutes per contest this year for the Cougars. He grabs 8.7 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Nick Emery averages 15.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.9 rebounds per contest and 3.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 95%.
Colorado averages 74.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 117th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 10.2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 186th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 136th in the country. They average 42.4 rebounds per game and 12.7 assists per game which ranks them 17th and 202nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 118th with 12.9 per game. The Buffaloes allow 64.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 42nd in the nation. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 27% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.2 rebounds a game which ranks 144th and they give up 9.7 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the country. They force 12 turnovers per game which ranks them 289th in Division 1.
BYU averages 86.6 points per game this year which ranks them 13th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 10.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 120th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 29% which is good for 323rd in the nation. They average 46.4 rebounds per game and 17.2 assists per contest which ranks them 1st and 26th respectively. In the turnover department the Cougars rank 219th with 14.3 per game. The Cougars allow 76.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 226th in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 47th and 65th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 38.4 rebounds a game which ranks 277th and they give up 12.9 assists per contest which puts them in 155th place in the nation. The Cougars force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 214th in college basketball.
The Buffaloes average 75.7 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 67.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 0.3 per contest. The Buffaloes have an offensive rating of 106.8 and they assist on 49.4% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 70.1 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Colorado turns the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 6.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 54.6% while their offensive rebound percentage is 35.4%. The Buffaloes give up 68.7 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 67 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Cougars score 87.4 ppg at home and they have averaged 79.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 6 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 12 points per game. The Cougars have a rating on offense of 106.4 and 57.4% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 81.3 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. BYU turns it over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 54.7% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 30.2%. The Cougars give up 75.4 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 73.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Colorado Buffaloes Betting Trends
The Colorado Buffaloes are 4-5 against the spread
The Colorado Buffaloes are 2-7 against the over/under
BYU Cougars Betting Trends
The BYU Cougars are 3-4 against the spread
The BYU Cougars are 2-5 against the over/under
Colorado Buffaloes Injuries
12/09/16 F Tory Miller Ankle "?" Saturday vs. BYU
11/09/16 G Namon Wright Foot out indefinitely
BYU Cougars Injuries
12/09/16 F Braiden Shaw Back "?" Saturday vs. Colorado
12/02/16 G Elijah Bryant Knee expected to miss 1-2 weeks
Josh's Pick: Take BYU
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