BYU at Loyola Marymount NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/16/2019
Saturday, February 16, 2019
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The BYU Cougars travel to Gersten Pavilion to play the Loyola Marymount Lions on Saturday, February 16, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has BYU as 1 point favorites.
BYU comes into this game with an overall record of 17-10. They currently have a point differential of 4.9 as they are averaging 80.5 points per game while giving up 75.6 per contest. Loyola Marymount has an overall mark of 17-9. They are averaging 67.6 points per contest and giving up 62.2, which is a point differential of 5.4.
Valuable BYU Cougars Betting Trends
The BYU Cougars are 12-15-0 against the spread
The BYU Cougars are 12-14-1 against the over/under
Important Loyola Marymount Lions Betting Trends
The Loyola Marymount Lions are 13-11-0 against the spread
The Loyola Marymount Lions are 9-15-0 against the over/under
Key BYU Cougars Injuries
02/15/19 G Jahshire Hardnett Hand is questionable Saturday vs Loyola Marymount
Key Loyola Marymount Lions Injuries
No key injuries to report
Yoeli Childs comes into this contest averaging 21.2 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 9.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 71%. TJ Haws averages 17.7 points per game in 33.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.1 assists per contest and 3.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
James Batemon averages 16.7 points per game while playing 35.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.0 rebounds per game and has 3.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Mattias Markusson averages 10.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.7 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
BYU averages 80.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 34th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 4.9 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 49th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 238th in the nation. They average 35.4 rebounds per game and 15.6 assists per game, which ranks them 188th and 44th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 332nd with 10.7 per game. The Cougars allow 75.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 277th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 179th and 282nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.6 rebounds a game which ranks 270th and they give up 13.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 211th place in Division 1. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 159th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Loyola Marymount is 303rd in the country with 67.6 points per game this year. They are 151st in Division 1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 5.4. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 298th in the nation. They are 285th in the NCAA in rebounding with 33.4 boards per game, and 139th in assists per contest with 14.0. The Lions are 190th in turnovers per game with 13.0. The Lions surrender 62.2 points per contest, which ranks them 13th in D-1. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 85th and 37th in those defensive statistics. They rank 242nd with 13.8 assists allowed per contest and 4th with 29.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Lions are 266th in country in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per game.
The Cougars are 60th in the nation in offensive rating with 110.2. In terms of pace they are 73rd in the country with 72 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 83rd. As a team they are 67th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 233rd in Division 1. BYU is 340th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions.
Loyola Marymount is 106th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.2 times per 100 possessions. The Lions have an offensive rating of 102.6, which is ranked 205th. They are 328th in D-1 in pace with 65.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 241st. As a unit they are 199th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 342nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's BYU/Loyola Marymount college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Loyola Marymount +1
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