BYU at Princeton College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/15/2017
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
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The BYU Cougars travel to Jadwin Gymnasium to play the Princeton Tigers on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. The opening line for this game has Princeton as 2.5 point favorites.
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BYU comes into this game with an overall record of 1-0. They currently have a point differential of 30.0 as they are averaging 91.0 points per game while giving up 61.0 per contest. Princeton has an overall mark of 0-1. They are averaging 75.0 points per contest and giving up 85.0, which is a point differential of -10.0.
Valuable BYU Cougars Betting Trends
The BYU Cougars are 0-0 against the spread this season
The BYU Cougars are 0-0 against the over/under this year
Important Princeton Tigers Betting Trends
The Princeton Tigers are 0-1 against the spread this season
The Princeton Tigers are 1-0 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 Princeton Tigers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Elijah Bryant averages 27 points per game while playing 27 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is at 50%. TJ Haws averages 14 points per game in 29 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5 assists per contest and 4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 57% for the year while his free throw percentage is 100%.
Amir Bell averages 22 points per game while playing 37 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. Myles Stephens averages 21 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 38 minutes per contest. He also averages 4 rebounds per contest and 4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 64% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Useful Team Statistics
BYU averages 91.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 47th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 30.0 and their shooting percentage is 59% as a team, which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 46%, which is good for 31st in the country. They average 43.0 rebounds per game and 20.0 assists per game, which ranks them 68th and 41st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 296th with 9.0 per game. The Cougars allow 61.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 60th in Division 1. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 63rd and 198th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 28.0 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 11.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 105th place in college basketball. They force 6.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Princeton is 184th in the country with 75.0 points per game this year. They are 26th in D-1 in shooting at 56%, while their average scoring margin is -10.0. They shoot 60% from 3-point range, which is good for 2nd in college basketball. They are 325th in the nation in rebounding with 18.0 boards per game, and 279th in assists per contest with 9.0. The Tigers are 276th in turnovers per game with 11.0. The Tigers surrender 85.0 points per contest, which ranks them 274th in the country. Their defense allows a 54% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 313th and 136th in those defensive statistics. They rank 44th with 8.0 assists allowed per contest and 70th with 31.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Tigers are 6th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 7.0 per game this season.
The Cougars are 116th in the country in defensive rating with 93.8, and their offensive rating of 140 is ranked 6th. They are 314th in college basketball in pace with 65.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 70% is 6th. As a unit they are 14th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 69% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shot attempts, ranking 40th in D-1. BYU is 287th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 42%, which is 63rd in the country.
Princeton is 166th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 9.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 59%, which is 294th in the nation. The Tigers are 104th in the country in offensive rating with 110.3, and their defensive rating of 125 is ranked 312th. In terms of pace they are 269th in Division 1 with 68.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 66% is 21st. As a team they are 18th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 67% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 211th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's BYU/Princeton college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Princeton -2.5
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