BYU at Pepperdine College Basketball Game Picks 1/17/2019
Thursday, January 17, 2019
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The BYU Cougars head to Firestone Fieldhouse to take on the Pepperdine Waves on Thursday, January 17, 2019. The opening line for this game has BYU as 2 point favorites.
BYU comes into this game with an overall record of 11-8. They currently have a point differential of 5.1 as they are averaging 83.3 points per game while giving up 78.3 per contest. Pepperdine has an overall mark of 9-9. They are averaging 77.9 points per contest and giving up 73.6, which is a point differential of 4.3.
Valuable BYU Cougars Betting Trends
The BYU Cougars are 7-12-0 against the spread this season
The BYU Cougars are 11-8-0 against the over/under this year
Important Pepperdine Waves Betting Trends
The Pepperdine Waves are 10-6-0 against the spread this season
The Pepperdine Waves are 5-10-1 against the over/under this year
Key BYU Cougars Injuries
01/16/19 G Jahshire Hardnett Hand is questionable Thursday vs Pepperdine
Key Pepperdine Waves Injuries
No key injuries to report
Yoeli Childs comes into this game averaging 22.3 points per contest while playing 32.6 minutes per night this year. He grabs 10.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 74%. TJ Haws averages 17.1 points per contest in 33.4 minutes per game. He averages 5.1 assists per game and 4.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% for the season while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Colbey Ross scores 19.0 points per contest while playing 34.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.1 rebounds per contest and has 7.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Kameron Edwards averages 14.9 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 27.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.0 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
BYU averages 83.3 points per contest, which is 24th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 5.1 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 52nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 266th in the nation. They average 37.2 boards per contest and 16.1 assists per game, which ranks them 112th and 41st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 315th with 11.4 per game. The Cougars allow 78.3 points per contest, which is 310th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 149th and 272nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 37.1 rebounds a game which ranks 269th, and they allow 13.8 assists per game which puts them in 238th place in the country. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 82nd in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Pepperdine is 87th in the nation with 77.9 points per contest this season. They are 188th in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 4.3. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 72nd in the NCAA. They are 321st in D-1 in rebounding with 32.5 boards per contest and 121st in assists per game with 14.5. The Waves are 292nd in turnovers per contest with 12.0. The Waves give up 73.6 points per game, which ranks them 238th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 280th and 103rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 272nd with 14.6 dimes allowed per game and 282nd with 37.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Waves are 316th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 16.4 per contest this year.
The Cougars are 56th in the nation in offensive rating with 110.9. In terms of pace they are 47th in the country with 74.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 89th. As a team they are 62nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 217th in Division 1. BYU is 332nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions.
Pepperdine is 300th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions. The Waves are 132nd in the country in offensive rating with 106.4. In terms of pace they are 81st in Division 1 with 72.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 163rd. As a team they are 126th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 124th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's BYU/Pepperdine college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take BYU -2
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