BYU at Pacific College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/6/2018
Saturday, January 6, 2018
Alex G. Spanos Center
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The BYU Cougars travel to Alex G. Spanos Center to play the Pacific Tigers on Saturday, January 6, 2018. The opening line for this game has BYU as 6.5 point favorites.
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BYU comes into this game with an overall record of 13-3. They currently have a point differential of 9.2 as they are averaging 75.3 points per game while giving up 66.1 per contest. Pacific has an overall record of 6-10. They are averaging 72.8 points per game and surrendering 76.6, good for a point differential of -3.8.
Valuable BYU Cougars Betting Trends
The BYU Cougars are 6-7 against the spread this season
The BYU Cougars are 4-9 against the over/under this year
Important Pacific Tigers Betting Trends
The Pacific Tigers are 6-8 against the spread this season
The Pacific Tigers are 9-6 against the over/under this year
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
Key Pacific Tigers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Yoeli Childs averages 17.8 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 8.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is at 62%. Elijah Bryant averages 16.8 points per game in 33.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 6.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Roberto Gallinat averages 13.1 points per game while playing 29.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. Miles Reynolds averages 11.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.3 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
BYU averages 75.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 168th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 9.2 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 59th. Behind the arc they shoot 37%, which is good for 117th in the country. They average 34.1 rebounds per game and 15.8 assists per game, which ranks them 268th and 77th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 278th with 12.2 per game. The Cougars allow 66.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 53rd in Division 1. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 207th and 100th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.0 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 12.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 106th place in college basketball. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 112th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Pacific is 224th in the country with 72.8 points per game this year. They are 186th in D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -3.8. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 297th in college basketball. They are 216th in the nation in rebounding with 35.4 boards per game, and 248th in assists per contest with 12.9. The Tigers are 206th in turnovers per game with 13.1. The Tigers surrender 76.6 points per contest, which ranks them 271st in the country. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 265th and 263rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 283rd with 15.1 assists allowed per contest and 123rd with 33.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Tigers are 140th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.4 per game this season.
The Cougars are 85th in the country in defensive rating with 96.1, and their offensive rating of 109.5 is ranked 91st. They are 287th in college basketball in pace with 68.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 78th. As a unit they are 52nd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 243rd in D-1. BYU is 213th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 189th in the country.
Pacific is 208th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 283rd in the nation. The Tigers are 196th in the country in offensive rating with 103.9, and their defensive rating of 109.3 is ranked 313th. In terms of pace they are 238th in Division 1 with 69.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 271st. As a team they are 246th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 24% of their shots, ranking 348th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's BYU/Pacific college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Pacific +6.5
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