BYU vs Boise State Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 11/20/2019
Game: BYU Cougars vs Boise State Broncos
Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Location: Taco Bell Arena in Boise, ID
Odds/Point Spread: Boise State +1
The BYU Cougars head to Taco Bell Arena to take on the Boise State Broncos on Wednesday, November 20, 2019. The opening line for this game has BYU as 1 point favorites.
BYU heads into this matchup with a mark of 3-1. They currently have a point differential of 4.8 as they are averaging 71.8 points per contest while giving up 67.0 per game. Boise State has an overall mark of 1-2. They are averaging 87.0 points per contest and giving up 74.7, which is a point differential of 12.3.
Valuable BYU Cougars Betting Trends
The BYU Cougars are 2-2-0 against the spread this season
The BYU Cougars are 2-2-0 against the over/under this year
Important Boise State Broncos Betting Trends
The Boise State Broncos are 0-2-0 against the spread this season
The Boise State Broncos are 1-1-0 against the over/under this year
Key BYU Cougars Injuries
11/15/19 F Gavin Baxter Shoulder is questionable
11/05/19 F Yoeli Childs Suspension expected to miss 9 games
11/05/19 G Jesse Wade Knee is out indefinitely
Key Boise State Broncos Injuries
11/15/19 F Riley Abercrombie Wrist is questionable
Jake Toolson comes into this game averaging 15.3 points per contest while playing 33.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 86%. Alex Barcello averages 13.0 points per contest in 32.8 minutes per game. He averages 2.0 assists per game and 2.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 53% for the season while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Derrick Alston scores 25.0 points per contest while playing 35.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.3 rebounds per contest and has 1.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. Roderick Williams averages 16.0 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 25.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 11.0 rebounds per game and has 0.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 68% and his free throw percentage is 63%.
Useful Team Statistics
BYU averages 71.8 points per contest, which is 206th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 4.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 164th. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 65th in the nation. They average 31.8 boards per contest and 15.5 assists per game, which ranks them 320th and 98th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 244th with 12.8 per game. The Cougars allow 67.0 points per contest, which is 163rd in the NCAA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 261st and 99th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 38.3 rebounds a game which ranks 258th, and they allow 10.0 assists per game which puts them in 68th place in the country. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 211th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Boise State is 20th in the nation with 87.0 points per contest this season. They are 91st in the country in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 12.3. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 104th in the NCAA. They are 226th in D-1 in rebounding with 35.7 boards per contest and 77th in assists per game with 16.0. The Broncos are 301st in turnovers per contest with 11.3. The Broncos give up 74.7 points per game, which ranks them 268th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 50% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 332nd and 317th in those defensive statistics. They rank 316th with 16.0 dimes allowed per game and 60th with 31.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Broncos are 237th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 16.0 per contest this year.
The Cougars are 184th in the nation in offensive rating with 101.1. In terms of pace they are 192nd in the country with 71 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 127th. As a team they are 134th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 133rd in Division 1. BYU is 211th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions.
Boise State is 319th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions. The Broncos are 32nd in the country in offensive rating with 114.5. In terms of pace they are 57th in Division 1 with 76 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 84th. As a team they are 66th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 124th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's BYU/Boise State college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take BYU -1
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