BYU Cougars vs San Diego Toreros Prediction, 2/2/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: BYU Cougars vs San Diego Toreros
Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Location: Jenny Craig Pavilion in San Diego, CA
Odds/Point Spread: BYU (-10.5)
The San Diego Toreros (2-7) play the BYU Cougars (14-4) at Jenny Craig Pavilion on Tuesday. San Diego opens this matchup as 10.5-point underdogs. The total is set at 138.5.
BYU comes into this matchup with a mark of 14-4 this season. The Cougars are hitting 34.3% on three-point shots (150 of 437) and 71.5% from the charity stripe. They average 77.7 points per outing (61st in D-1) while going 47.2% from the floor. They turn the ball over 13.6 times per contest and as a group are committing 17.7 fouls every game. As a team, BYU is grabbing 40.3 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 300 dimes on the campaign, which is 9th in college basketball in terms of passing. On defense, the Cougars have forced 12.1 turnovers every game and they draw 19.2 personal fouls. They give up 32.4% on three-point shots and they are 123rd in college hoops in PPG allowed (68.1). The Cougars defensively are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 40.1% (441 of 1,099) and they surrender 34.2 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They currently rank 233rd in college basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 207 relinquished on the season.
The BYU Cougars faced the Pacific Tigers and notched a win by a score of 95-87 in their last contest. BYU walked away from the game having earned a 50.0% field goal percentage (33 out of 66) and converted 11 out of their 29 3-point attempts. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Cougars knocked down 18 of their 28 shots for a percentage of 64.3%. When talking about grabbing rebounds, they earned 39 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 17 assists for this contest while having 7 steals and 2 rejections. Regarding defending, BYU allowed 50.0% from the floor on 33 of 66 shooting. Pacific doled out 12 dimes and had 6 steals for this game. Moreover, the Tigers collected 35 rebounds (12 offensive, 23 defensive) and got 2 rejections. Pacific shot 72.0% from the free throw line by knocking down 18 of their 25 attempts. They converted 9 of 24 shots from 3-point land.
Brandon Averette is a player who was a factor for the contest. He accumulated 24 points on 8 out of 15 shooting. He was on the court for 43 minutes and also collected 2 rebounds. Averette ended up going 53.3% from the field and also distributed 5 assists. One more player that was a factor in this contest for the Cougars was Alex Barcello. He had 9 rebounds and earned 7 dimes. He ended up shooting 63.6% from the field in the game by connecting on 7-of-11 (23 points). When this game wrapped up, Barcello played for 44 min.
San Diego has a win-loss record of 2-7 for the campaign. San Diego has earned 585 pts for the year (65.0 per contest) and they pull down 33.1 rebounds per contest. The Toreros commit 18.1 fouls every game and they shoot 68.5% from the free throw line. On the offensive side of the ball, the Toreros are shooting 41.0% from the field, which ranks 311th in college hoops. They are dishing out assists 13.0 times per game (195th in the country) and they lose possession via turnover 13.2 times per contest. The Toreros on defense are ranked 281st in college hoops in PPG given up with 75.4. They are forcing their opponents into 13.3 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 46.2% from the floor (290th in the nation). The San Diego defense surrenders 40.6% on shots from behind the 3-point line (69 of 170) and their opponents are knocking down 72.9% of their foul shots. They have allowed 14.8 dimes and 39.2 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks 287th and 320th in college hoops.
When they last stepped on the court, the San Diego Toreros took a loss by a score of 90-62 when they faced the Gonzaga Bulldogs. The Toreros snagged 23 defensive boards and 3 offensive rebounds for a total of 26 for the contest. They turned away 3 tries while earning 8 steals in this matchup. The Bulldogs committed 13 personal fouls for this game which got the Toreros to the charity stripe for a total of 8 shots. They were able to bury 4 of the free throw tries for a rate of 50.0%. When talking about shooting from distance, San Diego made 8 of their 16 attempts (50.0%). When this game wrapped up, the Toreros finished 25 for 57 from the field which gave them a percentage of 43.9%. The Toreros allowed the Bulldogs to knock down 34 of their 59 tries from the field which left them shooting 57.6% for this contest. They finished 42.1% from 3-point land by shooting 8 of 19 and walked away from this one shooting 14 out of 21 at the charity stripe (66.7%). With respect to attacking the glass, San Diego permitted Gonzaga to snag 38 overall (8 offensive).
Finn Sullivan was important for the Toreros for the contest. He made 6 out of 8 for the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 75.0%, which got him 16 points. Sullivan grabbed 3 rebounds in his 37 mins played and accumulated 6 dimes for this contest. An additional guy who was a determining factor for San Diego was Ben Pyle. He accumulated 12 points in 34 minutes on the hardwood via 4 of 9 shooting in this contest. Pyle wrapped this one up going 44.4% from the field as well as collecting 2 dimes and 4 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take BYU (-10.5)
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