BYU at San Diego College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/17/2018
Saturday, February 17, 2018
Jenny Craig Pavilion
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The BYU Cougars travel to Jenny Craig Pavilion to play the San Diego Toreros on Saturday, February 17, 2018. The opening line for this game has BYU as 4 point favorites.
BYU heads into this matchup with a mark of 21-7. They currently have a point differential of 8.8 as they are averaging 74.8 points per contest while giving up 66.0 per game. San Diego has an overall record of 16-11. They are averaging 69.1 points per game and surrendering 65.1, good for a point differential of 4.0.
Valuable BYU Cougars Betting Trends
The BYU Cougars are 12-12 against the spread this season
The BYU Cougars are 11-14 against the over/under this year
Important San Diego Toreros Betting Trends
The San Diego Toreros are 9-12 against the spread this season
The San Diego Toreros are 9-13 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
02/16/18 F Yoeli Childs Knee injured last game, is probable Saturday vs San Diego
Key San Diego Toreros Injuries
No key injuries to report
Elijah Bryant averages 17.9 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is at 87%. Yoeli Childs averages 17.7 points per game in 34.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 8.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 55% for the year while his free throw percentage is 63%.
Isaiah Pineiro averages 15.3 points per game while playing 27.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.1 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. Isaiah Wright averages 13.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.4 rebounds per contest and 5.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
BYU averages 74.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 148th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 8.8 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 37%, which is good for 99th in the country. They average 33.4 rebounds per game and 16.0 assists per game, which ranks them 287th and 47th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 234th with 12.5 per game. The Cougars allow 66.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 35th in Division 1. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 196th and 88th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.4 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 12.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 128th place in college basketball. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 138th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
San Diego is 286th in the country with 69.1 points per game this year. They are 205th in D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 4.0. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 141st in college basketball. They are 303rd in the nation in rebounding with 33.0 boards per game, and 149th in assists per contest with 14.1. The Toreros are 226th in turnovers per game with 12.5. The Toreros surrender 65.1 points per contest, which ranks them 24th in the country. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 24th and 3rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 9.1 assists allowed per contest and 148th with 34.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Toreros are 114th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.6 per game this season.
The Cougars are 46th in the country in defensive rating with 96.5, and their offensive rating of 109.4 is ranked 82nd. They are 281st in college basketball in pace with 67.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 29th. As a unit they are 23rd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 245th in D-1. BYU is 146th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 176th in the country.
San Diego is 124th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 45%, which is 6th in the nation. The Toreros are 230th in the country in offensive rating with 102.5, and their defensive rating of 96.5 is ranked 47th. In terms of pace they are 309th in Division 1 with 66.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 136th. As a team they are 128th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shots, ranking 27th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's BYU/San Diego college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take San Diego +4
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