BYU at St. Mary's College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/25/2018
Thursday, January 25, 2018
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The BYU Cougars travel to McKeon Pavilion to play the St. Mary's Gaels on Thursday, January 25, 2018. The opening line for this game has St. Mary's as 9.5 point favorites.
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BYU heads into this matchup with a mark of 17-4. They currently have a point differential of 11.0 as they are averaging 75.9 points per contest while giving up 64.9 per game. St. Mary's has an overall record of 19-2. They are averaging 80.1 points per game and surrendering 65.9, good for a point differential of 14.2.
Valuable BYU Cougars Betting Trends
The BYU Cougars are 9-8 against the spread this season
The BYU Cougars are 6-12 against the over/under this year
Important St. Mary's Gaels Betting Trends
The St. Mary's Gaels are 8-9 against the spread this season
The St. Mary's Gaels are 6-11 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
Key St. Mary's Gaels Injuries
No key injuries to report
Elijah Bryant averages 18 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 66% while his free throw percentage is at 90%. Yoeli Childs averages 17.6 points per game in 33.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 59%.
Jock Landale averages 22.4 points per game while playing 33.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 10.2 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 66% and his free throw percentage is at 73%. Calvin Hermanson averages 12.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
BYU averages 75.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 131st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 11.0 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 38%, which is good for 53rd in the country. They average 33.6 rebounds per game and 16.0 assists per game, which ranks them 280th and 53rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 296th with 11.9 per game. The Cougars allow 64.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in Division 1. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 203rd and 117th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.2 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 12.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 93rd place in college basketball. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 131st in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
St. Mary's is 54th in the country with 80.1 points per game this year. They are 2nd in D-1 in shooting at 52%, while their average scoring margin is 14.2. They shoot 42% from 3-point range, which is good for 10th in college basketball. They are 297th in the nation in rebounding with 33.0 boards per game, and 25th in assists per contest with 17.2. The Gaels are 347th in turnovers per game with 9.6. The Gaels surrender 65.9 points per contest, which ranks them 40th in the country. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 253rd and 37th in those defensive statistics. They rank 99th with 12.2 assists allowed per contest and 1st with 27.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Gaels are 7th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 10.4 per game this season.
The Cougars are 45th in the country in defensive rating with 95, and their offensive rating of 111.1 is ranked 64th. They are 281st in college basketball in pace with 67.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 29th. As a unit they are 22nd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 237th in D-1. BYU is 215th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 178th in the country.
St. Mary's is 346th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 166th in Division 1. The Gaels are 159th in the nation in defensive rating with 101.1, and their offensive rating of 123 is ranked 3rd. They are 349th in D-1 in pace with 64.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 60% is 4th. As a unit they are 4th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 63% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 240th in the country.
Who will win tonight's BYU/St. Mary's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take St. Mary's -9.5
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