BYU Cougars vs Utah Utes Prediction, 11/27/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: BYU Cougars vs Utah Utes
Date: Saturday, November 27, 2021
Location: Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, UT
The BYU Cougars (4-0) are headed to Jon M. Huntsman Center on Saturday where they will attempt to defeat the Utah Utes (5-0).
The BYU Cougars faced Central Methodist and earned the victory with a final of 97-61 in their last game. In the matter of fouls, the Cougars ended up finishing with 19 and Central Methodist totaled 18 fouls. They converted 4 out of their 12 tries from long range. Central Methodist shot 68.4% from the free throw line by making 13 of their 19 shots. Furthermore, Central Methodist pulled down 18 rebounds (4 offensive, 14 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. Central Methodist distributed 9 assists and had 5 steals for the contest. Regarding defending, BYU allowed the other team to shoot 50.0% from the floor on 22 of 44 shooting. They also doled out 24 assists in this game in addition to creating 20 turnovers and having 9 steals. In regard to rebounding, they earned 32 with 15 of them being of the offensive sort. From the charity stripe, the Cougars buried 10 of 16 attempts for a percentage of 62.5%. BYU ended the contest with a 57.6% field goal percentage (38 of 66) and made 11 of 23 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Caleb Lohner is one guy who was a major factor in this game. He finished the game at 80.0% from the field and totaled 2 assists. He played 18 mins and grabbed 7 rebounds. He was able to score 19 points on 8 out of 10 shooting.
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BYU enters this one with a win-loss mark of 4-0 for the season. They are turning it over 11.5 times per game and as a team they are committing 18.0 personal fouls per contest. As a team, BYU is collecting 38.8 boards per game and has 62 assists this year, which is 206th in college hoops in terms of passing the rock. The Cougars are hitting 34.9% on 3-pointers (29 of 83) and 74.0% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 78.3 pts per game (97th in D-1) while connecting on 50.4% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Cougars are forcing their opponents into 12.5 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.5 personal fouls. They relinquish 21.9% on 3-pointers and they rank 25th in Division 1 in PPG allowed (57.3). The Cougars defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 38.8% (83 of 214) and they relinquish 29.0 boards per contest as a group. They rank 21st in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 35 surrendered this year.
When they last stepped on the court, the Utah Utes walked away with a victory by a final of 72-58 against Tulsa. In reference to team rebounding, Utah allowed Tulsa to collect 24 overall (7 on the offensive glass). They went 25.0% from distance by going 4 out of 16 and ended up going 6 out of 8 from the free throw line (75.0%). The Utes allowed Tulsa to convert 24 out of 60 tries from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 40.0% in this matchup. In all, the Utes ended up shooting 28 for 63 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 44.4%. When discussing three-point attempts, Utah converted 7 of their 27 tries (25.9%). They were able to bury 9 of the free throws for a rate of 75.0%. Tulsa had 14 personal fouls for this game which got the Utes to the charity stripe for a total of 12 tries. They also coughed up the ball 10 times, but didn't notch a steal. The Utes corralled 29 defensive boards and 14 offensive boards totaling 43 in the game.
Branden Carlson was important for the Utes in this matchup. He earned 15 points in his 31 minutes on the court and added 1 assist for this contest. He knocked down 7 out of 12 in this matchup for a field goal percentage of 58.3%, and had 13 rebounds.
Utah has a win-loss record of 5-0 for the campaign. When it comes to executing on offense, the Utes are connecting on 44.4% from the field, which has them ranked 176th in Division 1. Utah has accounted for 385 points for the season (77.0 per contest) and they collect 46.4 rebounds per game. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 15.8 times per contest (65th in the country) and they cough up possession 13.6 times per game. The Utes are responsible for committing 14.6 fouls every game and they go 76.9% from the free throw line.
The Utes on the defensive side of the court are 24th in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 57.2. They are able to force 10.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 36.6% from the floor (31st in college hoops). The Utah defense gives up 25.6% on 3-point shots (23 of 90) and their opposition knocks down 66.2% of their shots from the free throw line. They have allowed 8.6 dimes and 29.8 boards per contest, which has them ranked 26th and 28th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take BYU
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