Nevada vs BYU College Basketball Game Picks 12/10/2019
Game: Nevada Wolf Pack vs BYU Cougars
Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Location: Marriott Center in Provo, UT
Odds/Point Spread: BYU -7.5
The Nevada Wolf Pack head to Marriott Center to take on the BYU Cougars on Tuesday, December 10, 2019. The opening line for this game has BYU as 7.5 point favorites.
Nevada comes into this game with an overall record of 7-3. They currently have a point differential of 7.7 as they are averaging 79.6 points per game while giving up 71.9 per contest. BYU has an overall mark of 7-4. They are averaging 77.7 points per contest and giving up 69.6, which is a point differential of 8.1.
Valuable Nevada Wolf Pack Betting Trends
The Nevada Wolf Pack are 6-4-0 against the spread this season
The Nevada Wolf Pack are 5-5-0 against the over/under this year
Important BYU Cougars Betting Trends
The BYU Cougars are 5-5-0 against the spread this season
The BYU Cougars are 5-5-0 against the over/under this year
Key Nevada Wolf Pack Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key BYU Cougars Injuries
12/07/19 F Yoeli Childs Leg is upgraded to probable Saturday vs UNLV
12/06/19 F Gavin Baxter Shoulder is questionable Saturday vs UNLV
11/05/19 G Jesse Wade Knee is out indefinitely
Jazz Johnson comes into this game averaging 18.3 points per contest while playing 32.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 84%. Jalen Harris averages 17.8 points per contest in 29.8 minutes per game. He averages 4.4 assists per game and 6.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% for the season while his free throw percentage is 88%.
TJ Haws scores 12.5 points per contest while playing 30.6 minutes per game. He hauls in 2.3 rebounds per contest and has 4.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 62%. Jake Toolson averages 15.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 34.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.9 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
Nevada averages 79.6 points per contest, which is 51st in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 7.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 87th. From 3-point territory they shoot 41%, which is good for 17th in the nation. They average 38.0 boards per contest and 15.7 assists per game, which ranks them 114th and 61st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 288th with 12.1 per game. The Wolf Pack allow 71.9 points per contest, which is 250th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 28% average from 3-point range, ranking them 126th and 34th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.3 rebounds a game which ranks 177th, and they allow 11.2 assists per game which puts them in 96th place in the country. They force 11.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
BYU is 79th in the nation with 77.7 points per contest this season. They are 22nd in the country in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 8.1. They shoot 42% from beyond the arc, which is good for 10th in the NCAA. They are 303rd in D-1 in rebounding with 32.5 boards per contest and 29th in assists per game with 16.5. The Cougars are 232nd in turnovers per contest with 12.9. The Cougars give up 69.6 points per game, which ranks them 192nd in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 296th and 120th in those defensive statistics. They rank 123rd with 11.6 dimes allowed per game and 107th with 33.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Cougars are 83rd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.6 per contest this year.
The Wolf Pack are 52nd in the nation in offensive rating with 109.5. In terms of pace they are 99th in the country with 72.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 39th. As a team they are 43rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shots, ranking 51st in Division 1. Nevada is 290th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions.
BYU is 186th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions. The Cougars have an offensive rating of 109.3, which is ranked 57th. They are 231st in D-1 in pace with 69.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 58% is 7th. As a unit they are 10th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 68th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Nevada/BYU college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Nevada +7.5
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