Gonzaga at BYU College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/24/2018
Saturday, February 24, 2018
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The Gonzaga Bulldogs head to Marriott Center to take on the BYU Cougars on Saturday, February 24, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Gonzaga as 5 point favorites.
Gonzaga heads into this matchup with a mark of 26-4. They currently have a point differential of 17.2 as they are averaging 85.0 points per contest while giving up 67.8 per game. BYU has an overall record of 22-8. They are averaging 74.3 points per game and surrendering 66.1, good for a point differential of 8.2.
Valuable Gonzaga Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 11-16 against the spread this season
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 12-15 against the over/under this year
Important BYU Cougars Betting Trends
The BYU Cougars are 13-13 against the spread this season
The BYU Cougars are 12-15 against the over/under this year
Key Gonzaga Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
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
Johnathan Williams averages 13.5 points per contest while playing 29.1 minutes per night this year. He grabs 8.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is 57%. Josh Perkins averages 12.9 points per contest in 32.8 minutes per game this year. He averages 5.1 assists per game and 3.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% for the season while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Elijah Bryant scores 17.6 points per contest while playing 34.6 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 6.5 rebounds per contest and has 2.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 88%. Yoeli Childs averages 17.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 33.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 8.7 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 64%.
Useful Team Statistics
Gonzaga averages 85.0 points per contest this year, which is 7th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 17.2 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a unit, which has them ranked 13th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 117th in Division 1. They average 39.9 boards per contest and 15.8 assists per game, which ranks them 13th and 54th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 316th with 11.4 per game. The Bulldogs allow 67.8 points per contest, which is 62nd in the country. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 31st and 221st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 31.0 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd, and they allow 11.1 assists per game which puts them in 30th place in college basketball. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 129th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
BYU is 170th in the country with 74.3 points per contest this season. They are 23rd in the nation in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 8.2. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 150th in Division 1. They are 292nd in the country in rebounding with 33.2 boards per contest and 55th in assists per game with 15.7. The Cougars are 261st in turnovers per contest with 12.1. The Cougars give up 66.1 points per game, which ranks them 34th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 203rd and 85th in those defensive statistics. They rank 125th with 12.7 dimes allowed per game and 17th with 30.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Cougars are 141st in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per contest this year.
The Bulldogs are 25th in the country in defensive rating with 95.7, and their offensive rating of 120 is ranked 4th. They are 181st in college basketball in pace with 69.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 57% is 15th. As a unit they are 17th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 122nd in D-1. Gonzaga is 323rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 39th in the country.
BYU is 173rd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 176th in the nation. The Cougars are 98th in the country in offensive rating with 108.7, and their defensive rating of 96.7 is ranked 36th. In terms of pace they are 277th in Division 1 with 67.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 44th. As a team they are 33rd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 237th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Gonzaga/BYU college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Gonzaga -5
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