Portland at BYU College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/28/2017
Thursday, December 28, 2017
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The Portland Pilots travel to Marriott Center to play the BYU Cougars on Thursday, December 28, 2017. The opening line for this game has BYU as 18 point favorites.
Portland comes into this game with an overall record of 6-7. They currently have a point differential of 2.0 as they are averaging 76.8 points per game while giving up 74.8 per contest. BYU has an overall record of 11-2. They are averaging 77.1 points per game and surrendering 67.6, good for a point differential of 9.5.
Valuable Portland Pilots Betting Trends
The Portland Pilots are 4-4 against the spread this season
The Portland Pilots are 5-3 against the over/under this year
Important BYU Cougars Betting Trends
The BYU Cougars are 4-6 against the spread this season
The BYU Cougars are 4-6 against the over/under this year
Key Portland Pilots Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key BYU Cougars Injuries
12/21/17 F Braiden Shaw Foot is OUT
12/21/17 F Dalton Nixon Foot is OUT
11/07/17 G Nick Emery Left Team is out for season
11/05/17 F Ryan Andrus Knee is out indefinitely
Josh McSwiggan averages 14.1 points per game while playing 31.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is at 85%. Franklin Porter averages 12.2 points per game in 29.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 4.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Yoeli Childs averages 16.6 points per game while playing 33.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 8.5 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 59%. Elijah Bryant averages 16.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.7 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland averages 76.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 139th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 2.0 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 77th. Behind the arc they shoot 41%, which is good for 16th in the country. They average 34.5 rebounds per game and 15.2 assists per game, which ranks them 242nd and 108th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 284th with 12.2 per game. The Pilots allow 74.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 235th in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 102nd and 235th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.8 rebounds a game which ranks 286th and they give up 15.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 291st place in college basketball. They force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 46th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
BYU is 132nd in the country with 77.1 points per game this year. They are 57th in D-1 in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 9.5. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 92nd in college basketball. They are 279th in the nation in rebounding with 33.7 boards per game, and 70th in assists per contest with 16.1. The Cougars are 281st in turnovers per game with 12.2. The Cougars surrender 67.6 points per contest, which ranks them 89th in the country. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 227th and 140th in those defensive statistics. They rank 129th with 12.5 assists allowed per contest and 43rd with 31.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cougars are 102nd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.9 per game this season.
The Pilots are 130th in the nation in offensive rating with 107.5, and their defensive rating of 104.7 is ranked 258th. In terms of pace they are 159th in the country with 71.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 37th. As a team they are 62nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 74th in Division 1. Portland is 252nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 146th in the nation.
BYU is 230th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 202nd in the nation. The Cougars are 71st in the country in offensive rating with 111.5, and their defensive rating of 97.8 is ranked 127th. In terms of pace they are 257th in Division 1 with 69.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 67th. As a team they are 46th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 204th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Portland/BYU college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take BYU -18
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