BYU Cougars vs. Pacific Tigers Free Prediction 01/23/20

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The BYU Cougars (14-6, 3-2 WCC) will be at the Spanos Center to take on the Pacific Tigers (15-6, 3-2 WCC) in a WCC matchup. Action gets underway at 10 p.m. ET on Thursday, January 23, 2020.

BYU Cougars at Pacific Tigers ATS Odds

Both teams fell in their last outing. The Tigers were beaten by the Santa Clara Broncos, 84-80, while the Cougars were blown out by the top-ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs, 92-69.

BYU forced Gonzaga into a turnover percentage of 17.1 (above their season average of 12.9) while Pacific had an offensive rebounding percentage of 41.5 (above their season average of 34.1). Jahlil Tripp had a good outing for Pacific with 28 points and six rebounds. Meanwhile, Jake Toolson played well for BYU, contributing 16 points.

The Cougars dominated this series last year, taking both games. In the last game, BYU won 69-59. The Cougars’ turnover percentage was their biggest advantage over the Tigers. BYU had a rate of 12.3, while Pacific posted a mark of 17.2. This is the first time these teams will battle this year.

Second-chance opportunities could be few and far between for BYU in this matchup. The Cougars rank 339th in offensive rebounding percentage (20.6 percent), while Pacific ranks third in defensive rebounding percentage (79.7 percent).

BYU Cougars vs. Pacific Tigers Betting Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Byu, ATS Winner – Pacific, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • BYU ranks 65th in three pointers attempted per game (25.1) while Pacific ranks 273rd (16.6).
  • The Tigers rank 50th in steals allowed per game (5.7) while the Cougars rank 86th (6.2).
  • Pacific is ninth in the nation with 2.1 blocks allowed per game while BYU is 25th with 2.5 blocks allowed per game.
  • The Cougars rank eighth in assists per game (17.0) while the Tigers rank 158th (12.6).
  • Pacific ranks 99th in rebounds per game (37.2) while BYU ranks 232nd (33.5).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Cougars have scored an average of 81.0 points per game (6.1 above their season average) and allowed an average of 71.4 points per game (6.5 above their season average).
  • The Tigers’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 2.6, down from 7.9 for the season.