Portland at BYU College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/10/2019
Thursday, January 10, 2019
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The Portland Pilots travel to Marriott Center to play the BYU Cougars on Thursday, January 10, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has BYU as 17.5 point favorites.
Portland heads into this matchup with a mark of 7-9. They currently have a point differential of -3.3 as they are averaging 71.1 points per contest while giving up 74.3 per game. BYU has an overall record of 9-8. They are averaging 83.8 points per game and surrendering 79.8, good for a point differential of 3.9.
Valuable Portland Pilots Betting Trends
The Portland Pilots are 5-9-0 against the spread
The Portland Pilots are 7-6-1 against the over/under
Important BYU Cougars Betting Trends
The BYU Cougars are 6-11-0 against the spread
The BYU Cougars are 10-7-0 against the over/under
Key Portland Pilots Injuries
11/09/18 G Crisshawn Clark Ankle is out indefinitely
Key BYU Cougars Injuries
No key injuries to report
JoJo Walker averages 13.6 points per game in 32.4 minutes per contest. He averages 3.8 assists per contest and 3.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%. Marcus Shaver comes into this contest averaging 14.6 points per game while playing 31.1 minutes per night. He pulls down 2.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is at 79%.
TJ Haws averages 17.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.1 rebounds per contest and 4.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 86%. Yoeli Childs averages 21.6 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per contest. He grabs 10.2 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is at 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pilots allow 74.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 245th in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 127th and 280th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.3 rebounds a game which ranks 311th, and they give up 14.9 assists per contest which puts them in 301st place in the NCAA. They force 11.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 45th in the nation. Portland averages 71.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 261st in the country. Their average scoring margin is -3.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 218th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 164th in D-1. They average 33.7 rebounds per game and 12.9 assists per contest, which ranks them 293rd and 233rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 233rd with 12.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cougars surrender 79.8 points per contest, which ranks them 324th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 162nd and 279th in those defensive statistics. They rank 256th with 14.3 assists allowed per contest, and 301st with 38.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cougars are 74th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.5 per game. BYU is 24th in the country with 83.8 points per game this year. They are 63rd in the D-1 in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 3.9. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 285th in the nation. They are 102nd in the country in rebounding with 37.7 boards per game and 53rd in assists per contest with 15.8. The Cougars are 307th in turnovers per game with 11.5.
The Pilots are 251st in the nation in offensive rating with 100.2. In terms of pace they are 163rd in the country with 70.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 214th. As a team they are 198th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 189th in Division 1. Portland is 188th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions.
BYU is 332nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions. The Cougars have an offensive rating of 110, which is ranked 74th. They are 35th in D-1 in pace with 75.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 103rd. As a unit they are 78th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 228th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Portland/BYU college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take BYU -17.5
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