BYU at Utah State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/2/2017
Saturday, December 2, 2017
Dee Glen Smith Spectrum
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The BYU Cougars travel to Dee Glen Smith Spectrum to play the Utah State Aggies on Saturday, December 2, 2017. The opening line for this game has BYU as 1 point favorites.
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BYU comes into this game with an overall record of 5-2. They currently have a point differential of 7.0 as they are averaging 76.9 points per game while giving up 69.9 per contest. Utah State has an overall mark of 4-4. They are averaging 72.6 points per contest and giving up 68.6, which is a point differential of 4.0.
Valuable BYU Cougars Betting Trends
The BYU Cougars are 1-4 against the spread this season
The BYU Cougars are 2-3 against the over/under this year
Important Utah State Aggies Betting Trends
The Utah State Aggies are 4-2 against the spread this season
The Utah State Aggies are 2-4 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 Utah State Aggies Injuries
11/28/17 G Julion Pearre Calf is "?"
11/28/17 G Koby McEwen Ankle is "?"
11/24/17 G Brock Miller Foot is out indefinitely
11/05/17 C Norbert Janicek Knee is out for season
Yoeli Childs averages 16.9 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 9.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is at 64%. Elijah Bryant averages 16.7 points per game in 32 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 5.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 90%.
Sam Merrill averages 15.5 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. Koby McEwan averages 12.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
BYU averages 76.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 160th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 7.0 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 119th. Behind the arc they shoot 36%, which is good for 149th in the country. They average 34.9 rebounds per game and 16.1 assists per game, which ranks them 239th and 76th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 214th with 13.1 per game. The Cougars allow 69.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 135th in Division 1. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 225th and 282nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.6 rebounds a game which ranks 46th and they give up 12.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 123rd place in college basketball. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 65th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah State is 228th in the country with 72.6 points per game this year. They are 210th in D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 4.0. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 162nd in college basketball. They are 194th in the nation in rebounding with 36.3 boards per game, and 271st in assists per contest with 12.4. The Aggies are 185th in turnovers per game with 13.5. The Aggies surrender 68.6 points per contest, which ranks them 110th in the country. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 149th and 169th in those defensive statistics. They rank 180th with 13.1 assists allowed per contest and 160th with 34.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Aggies are 140th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per game this season.
The Cougars are 194th in the country in defensive rating with 100.4, and their offensive rating of 110.5 is ranked 105th. They are 252nd in college basketball in pace with 69.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 132nd. As a unit they are 88th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 188th in D-1. BYU is 178th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 203rd in the country.
Utah State is 149th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 145th in Division 1. The Aggies are 175th in the nation in defensive rating with 99.1, and their offensive rating of 104.9 is ranked 182nd. They are 270th in D-1 in pace with 69.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 167th. As a unit they are 175th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 59th in the country.
Who will win tonight's BYU/Utah State college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Utah State +1
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