BYU vs Gonzaga Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/18/2020
Game: BYU Cougars vs Gonzaga Bulldogs
Date: Saturday, January 18, 2020
Location: McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA
TV: ESPN2, ESPNU
Odds/Point Spread: Gonzaga -13
The BYU Cougars head to McCarthey Athletic Center to take on the Gonzaga Bulldogs on Saturday, January 18, 2020. The opening line for this game has Gonzaga as 13 point favorites.
BYU heads into this matchup with a mark of 14-5. They currently have a point differential of 11.7 as they are averaging 78.4 points per contest while giving up 66.7 per game. Gonzaga has an overall record of 19-1. They are averaging 87.8 points per game and surrendering 67.3, good for a point differential of 20.5.
Valuable BYU Cougars Betting Trends
The BYU Cougars are 12-6-0 against the spread this season
The BYU Cougars are 9-9-0 against the over/under this year
Important Gonzaga Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 11-8-1 against the spread this season
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 15-5-0 against the over/under this year
Key BYU Cougars Injuries
11/05/19 G Jesse Wade Knee is out indefinitely
01/16/20 F Yoeli Childs Finger is questionable
01/04/20 F Gavin Baxter Shoulder is out for season
Key Gonzaga Bulldogs Injuries
01/16/20 F Anton Watson Shoulder is out for season
01/05/20 G Brock Ravet Left Team is out for season
TJ Haws comes into this game averaging 13.2 points per contest while playing 32.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 5.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 55% while his free throw percentage is 66%. Jake Toolson averages 14.9 points per contest in 34.6 minutes per game. He averages 4.3 assists per game and 4.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% for the season while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Filip Petrusev scores 16.6 points per contest while playing 25.6 minutes per game. He hauls in 7.9 rebounds per contest and has 1.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is at 67%. Corey Kispert averages 14.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 33.0 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.9 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
BYU averages 78.4 points per contest, which is 36th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 11.7 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a unit, which has them ranked 8th. From 3-point territory they shoot 40%, which is good for 5th in the nation. They average 34.2 boards per contest and 17.4 assists per game, which ranks them 262nd and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 319th with 11.6 per game. The Cougars allow 66.7 points per contest, which is 120th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 28% average from 3-point range, ranking them 207th and 21st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.2 rebounds a game which ranks 137th, and they allow 11.2 assists per game which puts them in 77th place in the country. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 104th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Gonzaga is 1st in the nation with 87.8 points per contest this season. They are 4th in the country in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 20.5. They shoot 39% from beyond the arc, which is good for 16th in the NCAA. They are 14th in D-1 in rebounding with 41.3 boards per contest and 4th in assists per game with 18.2. The Bulldogs are 336th in turnovers per contest with 11.1. The Bulldogs give up 67.3 points per game, which ranks them 138th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 148th and 230th in those defensive statistics. They rank 126th with 11.9 dimes allowed per game and 45th with 31.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Bulldogs are 215th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per contest this year.
The Cougars are 21st in the nation in offensive rating with 110.8. In terms of pace they are 227th in the country with 69.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 58% is 3rd. As a team they are 6th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 57th in Division 1. BYU is 293rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions.
Gonzaga is 347th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions. The Bulldogs are 1st in the country in offensive rating with 119.2. In terms of pace they are 52nd in Division 1 with 73.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% is 5th. As a team they are 12th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 262nd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's BYU/Gonzaga college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take BYU +13
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