BYU at Pacific College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/3/2019
Thursday, January 3, 2019
Alex G. Spanos Center
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The BYU Cougars travel to Alex G. Spanos Center to play the Pacific Tigers on Thursday, January 3, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has BYU as 4.5 point favorites.
BYU comes into this game with an overall record of 8-7. They currently have a point differential of 5.7 as they are averaging 84.5 points per game while giving up 78.8 per contest. Pacific has an overall record of 10-5. They are averaging 75.4 points per game and surrendering 72.8, good for a point differential of 2.6.
Valuable BYU Cougars Betting Trends
The BYU Cougars are 6-9-0 against the spread
The BYU Cougars are 9-6-0 against the over/under
Important Pacific Tigers Betting Trends
The Pacific Tigers are 7-6-0 against the spread
The Pacific Tigers are 7-5-1 against the over/under
Key BYU Cougars Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Pacific Tigers Injuries
11/09/18 C Amari McCray ACL is out for season
TJ Haws averages 17.3 points per game in 33.5 minutes per contest. He averages 5.0 assists per contest and 4.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%. Yoeli Childs comes into this contest averaging 22.3 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per night. He pulls down 10.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is at 74%.
Lafayette Dorsey averages 12.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 21.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.6 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 94%. Roberto Gallinat averages 14.6 points per game while playing 24.1 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.0 rebounds per game and has 0.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cougars allow 78.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 312th in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 121st and 246th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.7 rebounds a game which ranks 308th, and they give up 14.5 assists per contest which puts them in 272nd place in the NCAA. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 106th in the nation. BYU averages 84.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 20th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 5.7 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 59th. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 308th in D-1. They average 38.2 rebounds per game and 16.7 assists per contest, which ranks them 89th and 36th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 318th with 11.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Tigers surrender 72.8 points per contest, which ranks them 210th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 306th and 232nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 106th with 11.9 assists allowed per contest, and 32nd with 30.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Tigers are 191st in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per game. Pacific is 147th in the country with 75.4 points per game this year. They are 149th in the D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 2.6. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 143rd in the nation. They are 248th in the country in rebounding with 34.9 boards per game and 316th in assists per contest with 11.3. The Tigers are 133rd in turnovers per game with 13.9.
The Cougars are 72nd in the nation in offensive rating with 110.4. In terms of pace they are 32nd in the country with 75.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 117th. As a team they are 90th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 236th in Division 1. BYU is 341st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions.
Pacific is 108th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.4 times per 100 possessions. The Tigers have an offensive rating of 107.1, which is ranked 133rd. They are 256th in D-1 in pace with 69.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 179th. As a unit they are 97th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 266th in the country.
Who will win tonight's BYU/Pacific college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Pacific +4.5
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