BYU at Nevada College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/6/2018
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Lawlor Events Center
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The BYU Cougars travel to Lawlor Events Center to play the Nevada Wolf Pack on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Nevada as 12.5 point favorites.
BYU heads into this matchup after finishing last year with a mark of 22-9. They had a point differential of 6.5 as they averaged 74.3 points per contest while giving up 67.8 per game. Nevada had an overall mark of 26-6 last year. They averaged 82.6 points per contest and gave up 73.1, which was a point differential of 9.5.
Valuable BYU Cougars Betting Trends
The BYU Cougars were 15-15-2 against the spread last season
The BYU Cougars were 13-15-0 against the over/under last year
Important Nevada Wolf Pack Betting Trends
The Nevada Wolf Pack were 18-16-2 against the spread last season
The Nevada Wolf Pack were 16-15-0 against the over/under last year
Key BYU Cougars Injuries
11/05/18 G Nick Emery Suspension 9 game suspension (eligible to return Dec 5 vs Utah State)
Key Nevada Wolf Pack Injuries
No key injuries to report
TJ Haws comes into this contest after averaging 11.7 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per night last season. He pulled down 2.7 rebounds per game and dished out 4.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 45% while his free throw percentage finished at 84%. Yoeli Childs averaged 17.8 points per game in 34 minutes per contest last season. He averaged 2.2 assists per contest and 8.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage was 54% for the year while his free throw percentage was 64%.
Caleb Martin averaged 18.9 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per contest last year. He grabbed 5.4 rebounds per game and had 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage was 45% and his free throw percentage was at 75%. Jordan Caroline averaged 17.7 points per game last season and he saw the court an average of 34.9 minutes per contest. He also averaged 8.6 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 47% and his free throw percentage was 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
BYU averaged 74.3 points per contest last season, which ranked them 160th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin was 6.5 and their shooting percentage was 48% as a team, which had them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shot 35% which was good for 189th in the nation. They averaged 32.7 rebounds per game and 15.2 assists per game, which ranked them 309th and 68th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 301st with 11.5 per game. The Cougars allowed 67.8 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 56th in the country. They also allowed a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 235th and 107th in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 31.4 rebounds a game which ranked 27th and they gave up 13.0 assists per contest, which put them in 143rd place in the nation. They forced 12.7 turnovers per game which ranked them 149th among NCAA teams.
Useful Team Statistics
Nevada was 18th in the country with 82.6 points per game last year. They were 61st in Division 1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin was 9.5. They shot 39% from 3-point range, which was good for 25th in the nation. They were 171st in the country in rebounding with 35.6 boards per game, and 28th in assists per contest with 16.2. The Wolf Pack were 348th in turnovers per game with 9.6. The Wolf Pack surrendered 73.1 points per contest, which ranked them 191st in D-1. Their defense allowed a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 136th and 20th in those defensive statistics. They ranked 144th with 13.0 assists allowed per contest and 257th with 36.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wolf Pack were 161st in the country in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per game last season.
The Cougars had an offensive rating of 108.2, which was ranked 100th. They were 257th in college basketball in pace with 67.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% was 61st. As a unit they were 40th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 262nd in D-1. BYU was 253rd in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions.
Nevada was 351st in college basketball in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions. The Wolf Pack were 12th in the country in offensive rating with 115.5. In terms of pace they were 119th in Division 1 with 70.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% was 40th. As a team they were 36th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 94th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's BYU/Nevada college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Nevada -12.5
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