St. Mary's vs BYU Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/1/2020
Game: St. Mary's Gaels vs BYU Cougars
Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020
Location: Marriott Center in Provo, UT
TV: ESPN2, ESPNU
Odds/Point Spread: BYU -6
The St. Mary's Gaels head to Marriott Center to take on the BYU Cougars on Saturday, February 1, 2020. The opening line for this game has BYU as 6 point favorites.
St. Mary's comes into this game with an overall record of 19-4. They currently have a point differential of 12.2 as they are averaging 77.1 points per game while giving up 65.0 per contest. BYU has an overall record of 16-7. They are averaging 79.8 points per game and surrendering 69.0, good for a point differential of 10.9.
Valuable St. Mary's Gaels Betting Trends
The St. Mary's Gaels are 11-11-0 against the spread this season
The St. Mary's Gaels are 14-8-0 against the over/under this year
Important BYU Cougars Betting Trends
The BYU Cougars are 14-8-0 against the spread this season
The BYU Cougars are 12-10-0 against the over/under this year
Key St. Mary's Gaels Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key BYU Cougars Injuries
11/05/19 G Jesse Wade Knee is out indefinitely
01/17/20 G Trevin Knell Thumb is OUT 3-4 weeks
01/04/20 F Gavin Baxter Shoulder is out for season
Malik Fitts averages 15.9 points per contest in 34.6 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.6 assists per game and 7.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 78%. Jordan Ford comes into this game averaging 21.2 points per contest while playing 37.2 minutes per night. He grabs 3.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Jake Toolson averages 15.6 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.0 minutes per game. He also hauls in 4.7 rebounds per game and dishes 4.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 87%. TJ Haws scores 13.8 points per contest while playing 32.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 2.3 rebounds per contest and has 4.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 68%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Gaels allow 65.0 points per contest which is 75th in the country. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 218th and 112th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 30.2 rebounds a game which ranks 13th, and they allow 8.7 assists per game which puts them in 4th place in D-1. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 83rd in Division 1. St. Mary's averages 77.1 points per contest, which is 53rd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 12.2 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a unit, which has them ranked 14th. From 3-point territory they shoot 42%, which is good for 1st in the nation. They average 33.2 boards per contest and 13.1 assists per game, which ranks them 294th and 191st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 346th with 10.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cougars give up 69.0 points per game, which ranks them 175th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 232nd and 102nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 101st with 11.6 dimes allowed per game and 112th with 33.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Cougars are 119th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per contest. BYU is 18th in the country with 79.8 points per contest this season. They are 5th in D-1 in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 10.9. They shoot 42% from beyond the arc, which is good for 2nd in the country. They are 298th in the nation in rebounding with 33.1 boards per contest and 9th in assists per game with 17.1. The Cougars are 324th in turnovers per contest with 11.3.
The Gaels are 3rd in the nation in offensive rating with 115. In terms of pace they are 337th in the country with 65 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 6th. As a team they are 5th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 172nd in Division 1. St. Mary's is 341st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions.
BYU is 306th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions. The Cougars have an offensive rating of 112.7, which is ranked 6th. They are 183rd in D-1 in pace with 69.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 59% is 3rd. As a unit they are 3rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 74th in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take St. Mary's +6 and over 145 total points
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