BYU at San Francisco NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/19/2019
Saturday, January 19, 2019
War Memorial Gymnasium
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The BYU Cougars travel to War Memorial Gymnasium to play the San Francisco Dons on Saturday, January 19, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has San Francisco as 6 point favorites.
BYU comes into this game with an overall record of 12-8. They currently have a point differential of 5.3 as they are averaging 83.5 points per game while giving up 78.2 per contest. San Francisco has an overall record of 15-3. They are averaging 76.7 points per game and surrendering 62.6, good for a point differential of 14.1.
Valuable BYU Cougars Betting Trends
The BYU Cougars are 8-12-0 against the spread
The BYU Cougars are 11-8-1 against the over/under
Important San Francisco Dons Betting Trends
The San Francisco Dons are 8-6-3 against the spread
The San Francisco Dons are 8-9-0 against the over/under
Key BYU Cougars Injuries
01/18/19 G Jahshire Hardnett Hand is questionable Saturday vs San Francisco
Key San Francisco Dons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Yoeli Childs comes into this contest averaging 22.2 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 9.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 74%. TJ Haws averages 18.0 points per game in 33.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.3 assists per contest and 4.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Charles Minlend averages 15.2 points per game while playing 29.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 71%. Frankie Ferrari averages 13.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.2 rebounds per contest and 5.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
BYU averages 83.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 24th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 5.3 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 44th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 274th in the nation. They average 37.3 rebounds per game and 16.1 assists per game, which ranks them 108th and 41st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 307th with 11.6 per game. The Cougars allow 78.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 309th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 127th and 263rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.9 rebounds a game which ranks 265th and they give up 13.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 238th place in Division 1. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 89th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
San Francisco is 108th in the country with 76.7 points per game this year. They are 90th in Division 1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 14.1. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 225th in the nation. They are 43rd in the NCAA in rebounding with 39.4 boards per game, and 176th in assists per contest with 13.7. The Dons are 341st in turnovers per game with 10.4. The Dons surrender 62.6 points per contest, which ranks them 18th in D-1. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 43rd and 16th in those defensive statistics. They rank 18th with 10.2 assists allowed per contest and 96th with 33.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Dons are 73rd in country in forcing turnovers with 12.3 per game.
The Cougars are 54th in the nation in offensive rating with 111. In terms of pace they are 42nd in the country with 74.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 75th. As a team they are 50th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 224th in Division 1. BYU is 328th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions.
San Francisco is 342nd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions. The Dons are 26th in the country in offensive rating with 113.3. In terms of pace they are 292nd in Division 1 with 67.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 114th. As a team they are 137th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 159th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's BYU/San Francisco college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take San Francisco -6
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