Saturday, February 27, 2016
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The Gonzaga Bulldogs travel to Marriott Center to play the BYU Cougars on Saturday, February 27, 2016. The opening line for this game has BYU as 2 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 138.
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The Bulldogs come into this game with an overall record of 22-7 and a road record of 8-2. They are 11-15 against the spread and their over/under record is 13-14. The Cougars have an overall record of 22-8 and a home record of 14-1. They have an over/under record of 15-12 and they are 15-10 against the spread.
Kyle Wiltjer comes into this contest averaging 20.8 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulldogs. He pulls down 6.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%. Domantas Sabonis averages 17.3 points per game in 31 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 11.8 rebounds per game for Gonzaga. His field goal percentage is 61% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Chase Fischer averages 18.1 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per contest this year for the Cougars. He grabs 2.5 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Nick Emery averages 16 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Gonzaga averages 78.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 35th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 13.1 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 58th in the country. They average 40.2 rebounds per game and 14 assists per game which ranks them 27th and 116th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 65th with 11.5 per game. The Bulldogs allow 65.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 35th in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.4 rebounds a game which ranks 36th and they give up 10.4 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the country. They force 10.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 336th in the Division 1.
BYU averages 84 points per game this year which ranks them 6th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 11.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 51st spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 28th in the nation. They average 41.3 rebounds per game and 16.5 assists per contest which ranks them 10th and 21st respectively. In the turnover department the Cougars rank 90th with 11.7 per game. The Cougars allow 72.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 189th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 75th and 107th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.7 rebounds a game which ranks 168th and they give up 13.7 assists per contest which puts them in 216th place in the nation. The Cougars force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 151st in college basketball.
The Bulldogs average 77.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 76.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 8.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 13 per contest. The Bulldogs have an offensive rating of 115 and they assist on 49.6% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 68.5 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 55%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they shoot 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Gonzaga turns the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55.7% while their offensive rebound percentage is 32%. The Bulldogs give up 68.6 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 63.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Cougars score 86.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 86.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 26 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 17.6 points per game. The Cougars have a rating on offense of 113.3 and 55.8% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 74.2 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 54%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. BYU turns it over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.8% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 31.2%. The Cougars give up 69 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 60.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Gonzaga Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 11-15 against the spread
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 13-14 against the over/under
BYU Cougars Betting Trends
The BYU Cougars are 15-10 against the spread
The BYU Cougars are 15-12 against the over/under
Gonzaga Bulldogs Injuries
12/07/15 C Przemek Karnowski Back out for season
BYU Cougars Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Gonzaga
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