St. Mary's at BYU College Basketball Picks & Parlay 12/30/2017
Saturday, December 30, 2017
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The St. Mary's Gaels head to Marriott Center to take on the BYU Cougars on Saturday, December 30, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has St. Mary's as 1 point favorites.
St. Mary's comes into this game with an overall record of 12-2. They currently have a point differential of 15.0 as they are averaging 81.9 points per game while giving up 66.9 per contest. BYU has an overall record of 12-2. They are averaging 76.5 points per game and surrendering 66.0, good for a point differential of 10.5.
Valuable St. Mary's Gaels Betting Trends
The St. Mary's Gaels are 4-6 against the spread this season
The St. Mary's Gaels are 4-6 against the over/under this year
Important BYU Cougars Betting Trends
The BYU Cougars are 5-6 against the spread this season
The BYU Cougars are 4-7 against the over/under this year
Key St. Mary's Gaels Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key BYU Cougars Injuries
12/26/17 F Braiden Shaw Foot is out indefinitely
12/26/17 F Dalton Nixon Foot is out indefinitely
12/26/17 G Kajon Brown Left Team is out for season
11/07/17 G Nick Emery Left Team is out for season
11/05/17 F Ryan Andrus Knee is out indefinitely
Calvin Hermanson averages 13.6 points per contest in 32.1 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.2 assists per game and 3.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 56% for the season while his free throw percentage is 77%. Jock Landale averages 21.1 points per contest while playing 31 minutes per night this year. He grabs 9.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Elijah Bryant averages 16.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.6 minutes per game. He also hauls in 6.4 rebounds per game and dishes 2.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 88%. Yoeli Childs scores 17.3 points per contest while playing 33.4 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 8.8 rebounds per contest and has 1.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is at 60%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Gaels allow 66.9 points per contest which is 73rd in Division 1. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 275th and 76th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 27.8 rebounds a game which ranks 1st, and they allow 12.1 assists per game which puts them in 98th place in the country. They force 10.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the nation. St. Mary's averages 81.9 points per contest this year, which is 54th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 15.0 and their shooting percentage is 52% as a unit, which has them ranked 9th. From 3-point territory they shoot 42%, which is good for 12th in college basketball. They average 33.5 boards per contest and 17.8 assists per game, which ranks them 290th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 351st with 8.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cougars give up 66.0 points per game, which ranks them 58th in the country. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 183rd and 99th in those defensive statistics. They rank 104th with 12.1 dimes allowed per game and 32nd with 31.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Cougars are 86th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.6 per contest this year. BYU is 145th in Division 1 with 76.5 points per contest this season. They are 52nd in the country in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 10.5. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 127th in D-1. They are 240th in college basketball in rebounding with 34.6 boards per contest and 80th in assists per game with 15.9. The Cougars are 289th in turnovers per contest with 12.0.
The Gaels are 2nd in the nation in offensive rating with 125.5, and their defensive rating of 102.5 is ranked 220th. In terms of pace they are 349th in the country with 64.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 59% is 9th. As a team they are 6th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 62% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 220th in Division 1. St. Mary's is 350th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 209th in the nation.
BYU is 238th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 155th in the nation. The Cougars are 79th in the country in offensive rating with 110.9, and their defensive rating of 95.7 is ranked 83rd. In terms of pace they are 262nd in Division 1 with 69 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 69th. 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 223rd in the nation.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take St. Mary's -1 and over 149 total points
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