BYU at Gonzaga College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/3/2018
Saturday, February 3, 2018
McCarthey Athletic Center
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The BYU Cougars head to McCarthey Athletic Center to take on the Gonzaga Bulldogs on Saturday, February 3, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Gonzaga as 12 point favorites.
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BYU heads into this matchup with a mark of 18-6. They currently have a point differential of 9.4 as they are averaging 75.2 points per contest while giving up 65.8 per game. Gonzaga has an overall mark of 20-4. They are averaging 87.4 points per contest and giving up 69.3, which is a point differential of 18.1.
Valuable BYU Cougars Betting Trends
The BYU Cougars are 10-10 against the spread this season
The BYU Cougars are 8-13 against the over/under this year
Important Gonzaga Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 9-12 against the spread this season
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 11-10 against the over/under this year
Key BYU Cougars Injuries
12/26/17 F Braiden Shaw Foot is out for season
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 for season
Key Gonzaga Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Elijah Bryant averages 18.5 points per contest while playing 33.9 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage is 89%. Yoeli Childs averages 17.7 points per contest in 33.6 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.3 assists per game and 8.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 54% for the season while his free throw percentage is 62%.
Johnathan Williams scores 13.7 points per contest while playing 28.3 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 7.3 rebounds per contest and has 1.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is at 58%. Josh Perkins averages 13.2 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.1 rebounds per game and has 5.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
BYU averages 75.2 points per contest this year, which is 141st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 9.4 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a unit, which has them ranked 21st. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 64th in Division 1. They average 32.9 boards per contest and 16.0 assists per game, which ranks them 298th and 50th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 269th with 12.2 per game. The Cougars allow 65.8 points per contest, which is 33rd in the country. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 223rd and 159th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 30.0 rebounds a game which ranks 9th, and they allow 12.5 assists per game which puts them in 116th place in college basketball. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 130th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Gonzaga is 5th in the country with 87.4 points per contest this season. They are 9th in the nation in shooting at 51%, while their average scoring margin is 18.1. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 98th in Division 1. They are 13th in the country in rebounding with 40.4 boards per contest and 34th in assists per game with 16.7. The Bulldogs are 298th in turnovers per contest with 11.8. The Bulldogs give up 69.3 points per game, which ranks them 106th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 48th and 301st in those defensive statistics. They rank 52nd with 11.6 dimes allowed per game and 22nd with 30.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Bulldogs are 116th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per contest this year.
The Cougars are 60th in the country in defensive rating with 96.7, and their offensive rating of 110.5 is ranked 69th. They are 285th in college basketball in pace with 67.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 30th. As a unit they are 21st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 233rd in D-1. BYU is 184th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 205th in the country.
Gonzaga is 315th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 72nd in the nation. The Bulldogs are 4th in the country in offensive rating with 121.6, and their defensive rating of 96.4 is ranked 55th. In terms of pace they are 159th in Division 1 with 70.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 58% is 9th. As a team they are 11th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 107th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's BYU/Gonzaga college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take BYU +12
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