Portland State at BYU College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/12/2018
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
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The Portland State Vikings travel to Marriott Center to play the BYU Cougars on Wednesday, December 12, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has BYU as 17 point favorites.
Portland State heads into this matchup with a mark of 5-3. They currently have a point differential of 16.6 as they are averaging 86.3 points per contest while giving up 69.6 per game. BYU has an overall mark of 7-4. They are averaging 84.6 points per contest and giving up 75.5, which is a point differential of 9.1.
Valuable Portland State Vikings Betting Trends
The Portland State Vikings are 1-2-2 against the spread
The Portland State Vikings are 1-4-0 against the over/under
Important BYU Cougars Betting Trends
The BYU Cougars are 5-6-0 against the spread
The BYU Cougars are 6-5-0 against the over/under
Key Portland State Vikings Injuries
11/09/18 G Michael Mayhew Academics is out indefinitely
Key BYU Cougars Injuries
No key injuries to report
Michael Nuga averages 13.5 points per game in 19.4 minutes per contest. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 3.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 64%. Holland Woods comes into this contest averaging 16.7 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per night. He pulls down 2.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage is at 76%.
TJ Haws averages 16.2 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.6 rebounds per contest and 5.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 86%. Yoeli Childs averages 23.6 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 11.4 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is at 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Vikings allow 69.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 139th in Division 1. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 195th and 61st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.5 rebounds a game which ranks 101st, and they give up 13.3 assists per contest which puts them in 193rd place in the NCAA. They force 21.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 350th in the nation. Portland State averages 86.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 14th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 16.6 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 262nd. Behind the arc they shoot 27% which is good for 334th in D-1. They average 47.5 rebounds per game and 15.1 assists per contest, which ranks them 1st and 87th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 99th with 14.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cougars surrender 75.5 points per contest, which ranks them 263rd in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 98th and 217th in those defensive statistics. They rank 242nd with 14.1 assists allowed per contest, and 286th with 37.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cougars are 39th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.5 per game. BYU is 23rd in the country with 84.6 points per game this year. They are 93rd in the D-1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 9.1. They shoot 30% from 3-point range, which is good for 298th in the nation. They are 38th in the country in rebounding with 40.5 boards per game and 36th in assists per contest with 16.9. The Cougars are 342nd in turnovers per game with 10.1.
The Vikings have an offensive rating of 108.2, which is ranked 119th. They are 7th in college basketball in pace with 79.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 299th. As a unit they are 304th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 291st in D-1. Portland State is 278th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions.
BYU is 347th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions. The Cougars have an offensive rating of 111.1, which is ranked 71st. They are 40th in D-1 in pace with 75.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 140th. As a unit they are 109th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 190th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Portland State/BYU college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take BYU -17
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