BYU at UMass College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/25/2017
Saturday, November 25, 2017
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The BYU Cougars travel to Barclays Center to play the UMass Minutemen on Saturday, November 25, 2017. The opening line for this game has UMass as 1 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. UMass has an overall record of 3-1. They are averaging 81.8 points per game and surrendering 72.8, good for a point differential of 9.0.
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 UMass Minutemen Betting Trends
The UMass Minutemen are 2-1 against the spread this season
The UMass Minutemen are 2-1 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 UMass Minutemen Injuries
11/05/17 G Jaylen Brantley Heart is out for season
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 45% while his free throw percentage is at 89%. 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%.
Luwane Pipkins averages 22.3 points per game while playing 35 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.8 rebounds per game and has 5.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 70%. Rashaan Holloway averages 9.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 19.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.3 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is 100%.
Useful Team Statistics
BYU averages 81.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 97th in the nation. 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 89th in the country. They average 33.5 rebounds per game and 14.0 assists per game, which ranks them 286th and 171st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 195th with 13.5 per game. The Cougars allow 73.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 200th in Division 1. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 41% average from behind the arc, ranking them 209th and 315th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.0 rebounds a game which ranks 96th and they give up 13.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 172nd place in college basketball. They force 11.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 35th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
UMass is 96th in the country with 81.8 points per game this year. They are 71st in D-1 in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 9.0. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 112th in college basketball. They are 198th in the nation in rebounding with 36.8 boards per game, and 82nd in assists per contest with 16.5. The Minutemen are 88th in turnovers per game with 15.5. The Minutemen surrender 72.8 points per contest, which ranks them 187th in the country. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 182nd and 112th in those defensive statistics. They rank 178th with 13.0 assists allowed per contest and 6th with 27.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Minutemen are 224th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 15.0 per game this season.
The Cougars are 237th in the country in defensive rating with 103.5, and their offensive rating of 114.8 is ranked 57th. They are 222nd in college basketball in pace with 71 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 58% is 43rd. As a unit they are 19th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 63% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 144th in D-1. BYU is 140th 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 225th in the country.
UMass is 101st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 139th in Division 1. The Minutemen are 180th in the nation in defensive rating with 98.6, and their offensive rating of 110.8 is ranked 105th. They are 210th in D-1 in pace with 71.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 81st. As a unit they are 62nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 200th in the country.
Who will win tonight's BYU/UMass college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take UMass -1
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