Utah State at BYU College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/5/2018
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
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The Utah State Aggies travel to Marriott Center to play the BYU Cougars on Wednesday, December 5, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has BYU as 2 point favorites.
Utah State heads into this matchup with a mark of 7-1. They currently have a point differential of 20.8 as they are averaging 85.3 points per contest while giving up 64.5 per game. BYU has an overall mark of 5-4. They are averaging 84.7 points per contest and giving up 76.9, which is a point differential of 7.8.
Valuable Utah State Aggies Betting Trends
The Utah State Aggies are 7-1-0 against the spread
The Utah State Aggies are 6-2-0 against the over/under
Important BYU Cougars Betting Trends
The BYU Cougars are 3-6-0 against the spread
The BYU Cougars are 5-4-0 against the over/under
Key Utah State Aggies Injuries
11/09/18 C Klay Stall ACL is out for season
11/09/18 F Roche Grootfaam ACL is out for season
Key BYU Cougars Injuries
12/04/18 G Nick Emery Suspension Served is probable Wednesday vs Utah State
Dwayne Brown Jr. averages 10.9 points per game in 19.1 minutes per contest. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 3.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 55% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%. Sam Merrill comes into this contest averaging 21.3 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is at 91%.
TJ Haws averages 15.6 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.6 rebounds per contest and 5.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 85%. Yoeli Childs averages 22.0 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per contest. He grabs 11.9 rebounds per game and has 3.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Aggies allow 64.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 50th in Division 1. They also allow a 36% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 6th and 105th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 29.5 rebounds a game which ranks 17th, and they give up 10.0 assists per contest which puts them in 31st place in the NCAA. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 109th in the nation. Utah State averages 85.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 29th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 20.8 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 35th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 55th in D-1. They average 43.1 rebounds per game and 17.6 assists per contest, which ranks them 16th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 198th with 13.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cougars surrender 76.9 points per contest, which ranks them 281st in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 90th and 260th in those defensive statistics. They rank 295th with 15.1 assists allowed per contest, and 309th with 39.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cougars are 20th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.0 per game. BYU is 32nd in the country with 84.7 points per game this year. They are 133rd in the D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 7.8. They shoot 28% from 3-point range, which is good for 322nd in the nation. They are 22nd in the country in rebounding with 42.4 boards per game and 27th in assists per contest with 17.4. The Cougars are 342nd in turnovers per game with 9.8.
The Aggies are 25th in the nation in offensive rating with 115.8. In terms of pace they are 87th in the country with 73.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 58th. As a team they are 17th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 298th in Division 1. Utah State is 219th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions.
BYU is 348th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.3 times per 100 possessions. The Cougars have an offensive rating of 109.2, which is ranked 112th. They are 28th in D-1 in pace with 76.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 181st. As a unit they are 165th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 208th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Utah State/BYU college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take BYU -2
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