Houston at BYU College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/24/2018
Saturday, November 24, 2018
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The Houston Cougars travel to Marriott Center to play the BYU Cougars on Saturday, November 24, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has BYU as 2 point favorites.
Houston heads into this matchup with a mark of 3-0. They currently have a point differential of 28.3 as they are averaging 87.3 points per contest while giving up 59.0 per game. BYU has an overall mark of 5-1. They are averaging 84.7 points per contest and giving up 68.5, which is a point differential of 16.2.
Valuable Houston Cougars Betting Trends
The Houston Cougars are 1-1-1 against the spread
The Houston Cougars are 2-1-0 against the over/under
Important BYU Cougars Betting Trends
The BYU Cougars are 3-3-0 against the spread
The BYU Cougars are 3-3-0 against the over/under
Key Houston Cougars Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key BYU Cougars Injuries
11/05/18 G Nick Emery Suspension 9 game suspension (eligible to return Dec 5 vs Utah State)
Armoni Brooks comes into this contest averaging 20.0 points per game while playing 28.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 67%. Corey Davis Jr. averages 17.7 points per game in 27.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.3 assists per contest and 1.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 59% for the year while his free throw percentage is 100%.
Yoeli Childs averages 20.7 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 12.5 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. TJ Haws averages 14.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.8 rebounds per contest and 5.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston averages 87.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 23rd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 28.3 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team, which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 44% which is good for 18th in the nation. They average 39.3 rebounds per game and 18.7 assists per game, which ranks them 106th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 351st with 7.7 per game. The Cougars allow 59.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 143rd and 237th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 28.7 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 10.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 53rd place in Division 1. They force 14.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 169th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
BYU is 45th in the country with 84.7 points per game this year. They are 150th in Division 1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 16.2. They shoot 29% from 3-point range, which is good for 303rd in the nation. They are 14th in the NCAA in rebounding with 44.8 boards per game, and 20th in assists per contest with 18.3. The Cougars are 344th in turnovers per game with 8.8. The Cougars surrender 68.5 points per contest, which ranks them 129th in D-1. Their defense allows a 37% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 31st and 128th in those defensive statistics. They rank 222nd with 13.5 assists allowed per contest and 288th with 39.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cougars are 40th in country in forcing turnovers with 11.5 per game.
The Cougars have an offensive rating of 134.4, which is ranked 2nd. They are 342nd in college basketball in pace with 65.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 60% is 12th. As a unit they are 19th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 62% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 67th in D-1. Houston is 351st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 9.8 times per 100 possessions.
BYU is 350th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.3 times per 100 possessions. The Cougars have an offensive rating of 109.7, which is ranked 110th. They are 29th in D-1 in pace with 77.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 192nd. As a unit they are 170th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 197th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Houston/BYU college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take BYU -2
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