BYU at San Francisco College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/4/2018
Thursday, January 4, 2018
War Memorial Gymnasium
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The BYU Cougars travel to War Memorial Gymnasium to play the San Francisco Dons on Thursday, January 4, 2018. The opening line for this game has BYU as 2 point favorites.
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BYU comes into this game with an overall record of 12-3. They currently have a point differential of 9.1 as they are averaging 75.7 points per game while giving up 66.5 per contest. San Francisco has an overall record of 9-6. They are averaging 69.6 points per game and surrendering 66.4, good for a point differential of 3.2.
Valuable BYU Cougars Betting Trends
The BYU Cougars are 5-7 against the spread this season
The BYU Cougars are 4-8 against the over/under this year
Important San Francisco Dons Betting Trends
The San Francisco Dons are 4-7 against the spread this season
The San Francisco Dons are 6-5 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 San Francisco Dons Injuries
11/10/17 G Charles Minlend Shoulder is out indefinitely
Yoeli Childs averages 18.1 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 8.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is at 62%. Elijah Bryant averages 16.7 points per game in 33.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 6.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Souley Boum averages 15.6 points per game while playing 23 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 89%. Chase Foster averages 12.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.6 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
BYU averages 75.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 159th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 9.1 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 64th. Behind the arc they shoot 37%, which is good for 114th in the country. They average 34.3 rebounds per game and 15.9 assists per game, which ranks them 259th and 71st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 286th with 12.0 per game. The Cougars allow 66.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 62nd in Division 1. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 205th and 102nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.4 rebounds a game which ranks 44th and they give up 12.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 111th place in college basketball. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 100th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
San Francisco is 285th in the country with 69.6 points per game this year. They are 333rd in D-1 in shooting at 40%, while their average scoring margin is 3.2. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 303rd in college basketball. They are 63rd in the nation in rebounding with 39.0 boards per game, and 239th in assists per contest with 13.0. The Dons are 241st in turnovers per game with 12.7. The Dons surrender 66.4 points per contest, which ranks them 58th in the country. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 92nd and 75th in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 9.0 assists allowed per contest and 161st with 34.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Dons are 112th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.9 per game this season.
The Cougars are 92nd in the country in defensive rating with 96.3, and their offensive rating of 109.6 is ranked 90th. They are 276th in college basketball in pace with 68.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 83rd. As a unit they are 54th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 239th in D-1. BYU is 241st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 180th in the country.
San Francisco is 239th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 58th in Division 1. The Dons are 89th in the nation in defensive rating with 96.1, and their offensive rating of 100.8 is ranked 250th. They are 263rd in D-1 in pace with 69 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 314th. As a unit they are 307th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 50th in the country.
Who will win tonight's BYU/San Francisco college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take San Francisco +2
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