BYU at Portland NCAA Basketball Betting Tips 2/7/2019
Thursday, February 7, 2019
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The BYU Cougars travel to Chiles Center to play the Portland Pilots on Thursday, February 7, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has BYU as 11.5 point favorites.
BYU comes into this game with an overall record of 14-10. They currently have a point differential of 3.4 as they are averaging 80.6 points per game while giving up 77.2 per contest. Portland has an overall mark of 7-17. They are averaging 67.6 points per contest and giving up 75.3, which is a point differential of -7.7.
Valuable BYU Cougars Betting Trends
The BYU Cougars are 10-14-0 against the spread
The BYU Cougars are 11-12-1 against the over/under
Important Portland Pilots Betting Trends
The Portland Pilots are 8-14-0 against the spread
The Portland Pilots are 10-11-1 against the over/under
Key BYU Cougars Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Portland Pilots Injuries
No key injuries to report
Yoeli Childs comes into this contest averaging 21.2 points per game while playing 33.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 9.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 72%. TJ Haws averages 17.2 points per game in 33.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.0 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Marcus Shaver averages 15.3 points per game while playing 31.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.0 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. JoJo Walker averages 12.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 3.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
Useful Team Statistics
BYU averages 80.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 36th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 3.4 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 49th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 284th in the nation. They average 35.5 rebounds per game and 15.5 assists per game, which ranks them 188th and 52nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 327th with 11.0 per game. The Cougars allow 77.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 296th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 204th and 286th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.9 rebounds a game which ranks 272nd and they give up 13.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 216th place in Division 1. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 117th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland is 301st in the country with 67.6 points per game this year. They are 291st in Division 1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is -7.7. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 281st in the nation. They are 308th in the NCAA in rebounding with 33.0 boards per game, and 287th in assists per contest with 12.0. The Pilots are 182nd in turnovers per game with 13.2. The Pilots surrender 75.3 points per contest, which ranks them 267th in D-1. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 196th and 296th in those defensive statistics. They rank 321st with 15.5 assists allowed per contest and 322nd with 38.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pilots are 59th in country in forcing turnovers with 11.9 per game.
The Cougars are 61st in the nation in offensive rating with 109.7. In terms of pace they are 59th in the country with 72.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 97th. As a team they are 74th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 247th in Division 1. BYU is 339th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions.
Portland is 134th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions. The Pilots have an offensive rating of 95.8, which is ranked 312th. They are 154th in D-1 in pace with 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 295th. As a unit they are 292nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 155th in the country.
Who will win tonight's BYU/Portland college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Portland +11.5
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