BYU at Santa Clara College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/13/2018
Saturday, January 13, 2018
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The BYU Cougars travel to Leavey Center to play the Santa Clara Broncos on Saturday, January 13, 2018. The opening line for this game has BYU as 9.5 point favorites.
BYU heads into this matchup with a mark of 14-4. They currently have a point differential of 9.2 as they are averaging 75.2 points per contest while giving up 65.9 per game. Santa Clara has an overall mark of 6-11. They are averaging 69.6 points per contest and giving up 73.2, which is a point differential of -3.5.
Valuable BYU Cougars Betting Trends
The BYU Cougars are 7-8 against the spread this season
The BYU Cougars are 5-10 against the over/under this year
Important Santa Clara Broncos Betting Trends
The Santa Clara Broncos are 3-12 against the spread this season
The Santa Clara Broncos are 10-4 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 Santa Clara Broncos Injuries
No key injuries to report
Elijah Bryant averages 17.9 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is at 88%. Yoeli Childs averages 17.7 points per game in 33.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 8.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 59%.
KJ Feagin averages 17.8 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.2 rebounds per game and has 3.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 87%. Henry Caruso averages 12.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.9 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
BYU averages 75.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 161st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 9.2 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 39th. Behind the arc they shoot 37%, which is good for 91st in the country. They average 33.6 rebounds per game and 15.7 assists per game, which ranks them 280th and 72nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 288th with 12.0 per game. The Cougars allow 65.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 46th in Division 1. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 236th and 77th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.7 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 12.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 100th place in college basketball. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 100th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Santa Clara is 284th in the country with 69.6 points per game this year. They are 251st in D-1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -3.5. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 192nd in college basketball. They are 348th in the nation in rebounding with 28.9 boards per game, and 136th in assists per contest with 14.6. The Broncos are 315th in turnovers per game with 11.6. The Broncos surrender 73.2 points per contest, which ranks them 203rd in the country. Their defense allows a 51% shooting percentage and a 43% average from 3-point range, ranking them 350th and 351st in those defensive statistics. They rank 341st with 17.4 assists allowed per contest and 118th with 33.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Broncos are 206th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per game this season.
The Cougars are 78th in the country in defensive rating with 96.5, and their offensive rating of 110 is ranked 76th. They are 290th in college basketball in pace with 67.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 61st. As a unit they are 38th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 241st in D-1. BYU is 222nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 200th in the country.
Santa Clara is 260th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 58%, which is 348th in Division 1. The Broncos are 311th in the nation in defensive rating with 108.7, and their offensive rating of 103.5 is ranked 205th. They are 325th in D-1 in pace with 66.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 196th. As a unit they are 182nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 44th in the country.
Who will win tonight's BYU/Santa Clara college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Santa Clara +9.5
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