Pepperdine at BYU College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/11/2018
Thursday, January 11, 2018
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The Pepperdine Waves travel to Marriott Center to play the BYU Cougars on Thursday, January 11, 2018. The opening line for this game has BYU as 17.5 point favorites.
Pepperdine comes into this game with an overall record of 3-13. They currently have a point differential of -7.5 as they are averaging 72.2 points per game while giving up 79.7 per contest. BYU has an overall record of 13-4. They are averaging 74.7 points per game and surrendering 66.1, good for a point differential of 8.6.
Valuable Pepperdine Waves Betting Trends
The Pepperdine Waves are 5-9 against the spread this season
The Pepperdine Waves are 7-8 against the over/under this year
Important BYU Cougars Betting Trends
The BYU Cougars are 6-8 against the spread this season
The BYU Cougars are 4-10 against the over/under this year
Key Pepperdine Waves Injuries
01/10/18 G Elijah Lee Illness is "?" Thursday vs BYU
01/10/18 F Kameron Edwards Concussion is "?" Thursday vs BYU
01/10/18 G Knox Hellums Illness is "?" Thursday vs BYU
01/10/18 F Nolan Taylor Shoulder is "?" Thursday vs BYU
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
Trae Berhow averages 9.7 points per game while playing 29.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is at 77%. Colbey Ross averages 14.7 points per game in 30.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.1 assists per contest and 3.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Elijah Bryant averages 17.5 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.2 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 88%. Yoeli Childs averages 17.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.6 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 60%.
Useful Team Statistics
Pepperdine averages 72.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 235th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -7.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 133rd. Behind the arc they shoot 31%, which is good for 307th in the country. They average 35.8 rebounds per game and 14.1 assists per game, which ranks them 193rd and 169th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 191st with 13.2 per game. The Waves allow 79.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 320th in Division 1. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 331st and 323rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.6 rebounds a game which ranks 40th and they give up 18.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 346th place in college basketball. They force 10.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
BYU is 176th in the country with 74.7 points per game this year. They are 57th in D-1 in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 8.6. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 106th in college basketball. They are 272nd in the nation in rebounding with 33.9 boards per game, and 85th in assists per contest with 15.5. The Cougars are 284th in turnovers per game with 12.1. The Cougars surrender 66.1 points per contest, which ranks them 53rd in the country. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 226th and 71st in those defensive statistics. They rank 93rd with 12.1 assists allowed per contest and 24th with 30.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cougars are 91st in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.6 per game this season.
The Waves are 198th in the nation in offensive rating with 103.9, and their defensive rating of 114.7 is ranked 342nd. In terms of pace they are 239th in the country with 69.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 225th. As a team they are 230th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shots, ranking 332nd in Division 1. Pepperdine is 171st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 57%, which is 341st in the nation.
BYU is 208th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 192nd in the nation. The Cougars are 89th in the country in offensive rating with 109.1, and their defensive rating of 96.6 is ranked 83rd. In terms of pace they are 290th in Division 1 with 68 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 73rd. As a team they are 48th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 246th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Pepperdine/BYU college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take BYU -17.5
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