BYU at Alabama College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/24/2017
Friday, November 24, 2017
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The BYU Cougars travel to Wellness to play the Alabama Crimson Tide on Friday, November 24, 2017. The opening line for this game has Alabama as 7.5 point favorites.
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BYU heads into this matchup with a mark of 3-1. They currently have a point differential of 8.0 as they are averaging 81.5 points per contest while giving up 73.5 per game. Alabama has an overall record of 4-0. They are averaging 87.3 points per game and surrendering 69.3, good for a point differential of 18.0.
Valuable BYU Cougars Betting Trends
The BYU Cougars are 1-2 against the spread this season
The BYU Cougars are 2-1 against the over/under this year
Important Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Trends
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 2-1 against the spread this season
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 1-2 against the over/under this year
Key BYU Cougars Injuries
11/07/17 G Nick Emery Left Team is out for season
11/05/17 F Ryan Andrus Knee is out indefinitely
Key Alabama Crimson Tide Injuries
11/09/17 G Ar'Mond Davis Knee is out indefinitely
11/08/17 F Braxton Key Knee is out indefinitely
Yoeli Childs averages 13.5 points per game in 34.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 7.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%. Elijah Bryant averages 21.5 points per game while playing 30 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 63% while his free throw percentage is at 89%.
John Petty averages 15.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 0%. Collin Sexton averages 25.3 points per game while playing 28.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2 rebounds per game and has 4.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 63% and his free throw percentage is at 63%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cougars allow 73.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 203rd in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 41% average from behind the arc, ranking them 211th and 315th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.0 rebounds a game which ranks 101st, and they give up 13.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 173rd place in the country. They force 11.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 34th in college basketball. BYU averages 81.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 99th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 8.0 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team, which has them ranked 46th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 88th in D-1. They average 33.5 rebounds per game and 14.0 assists per game, which ranks them 288th and 172nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 190th with 13.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Crimson Tide surrender 69.3 points per contest, which ranks them 136th in the country. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 122nd and 177th in those defensive statistics. They rank 97th with 11.5 assists allowed per contest, and 169th with 35.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Crimson Tide are 225th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 15.3 per game this season. Alabama is 44th in Division 1 with 87.3 points per game this year. They are 6th in the country in shooting at 55%, while their average scoring margin is 18.0. They shoot 42% from 3-point range, which is good for 34th in the nation. They are 163rd in college basketball in rebounding with 37.8 boards per game and 58th in assists per contest with 17.5. The Crimson Tide are 128th in turnovers per game with 14.5.
The Cougars are 241st in the country in defensive rating with 103.5, and their offensive rating of 114.8 is ranked 64th. They are 226th in college basketball in pace with 71 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 58% is 46th. As a unit they are 22nd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 63% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 140th in D-1. BYU is 136th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 226th in the country.
Alabama is 128th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 107th in Division 1. The Crimson Tide are 87th in the nation in defensive rating with 91.7, and their offensive rating of 115.6 is ranked 61st. They are 60th in D-1 in pace with 75.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 64% is 4th. As a unit they are 19th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 63% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 88th in the country.
Who will win tonight's BYU/Alabama college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Alabama -7.5
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