San Diego vs. BYU - 1/24/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
BYU Cougars (15-6) at San Diego Toreros (9-11)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 4:00 pm (Jenny Craig Pavilion)
The Line: San Diego Toreros +5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Comcast SportsNet California
The BYU Cougars and San Diego Toreros play Saturday afternoon at the Jenny Craig Pavilion.
The BYU Cougars have won five of their last seven games and play their seventh true road game. On the season, BYU is averaging 83.9 points on 46.5 percent shooting and is allowing 74.8 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Tyler Haws is averaging 22.5 points and 4.6 rebounds while Anson Winder is averaging 14.7 points and 2.2 assists. Kyle Collinsworth is dishing 5.9 assists and Chase Fischer is shooting 45 percent from the field. The BYU Cougars have four double-digit scorers, and they’re shooting 77.7 percent from the line and 39.1 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, BYU is allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and has given up 72 or more points in five of its last eight games. BYU is 5-1 SU on the road.
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The San Diego Toreros have lost six of their last eight games and look for their third WCC win. On the season, San Diego is averaging 64.4 points on 41.8 percent shooting and is allowing 62.8 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Johnny Dee is averaging 17.5 points and 3.8 rebounds while Christopher Anderson is averaging 8.7 points and 6.5 assists. Thomas Jacobs is grabbing 5.6 rebounds and Jito Kok is shooting 40.6 percent from the field. The San Diego Toreros are a defensive team that’s allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and has given up 59 or less points in five of their last six games. Offensively, San Diego is shooting 67.7 percent from the line and 34.2 percent from beyond the arc.
The Cougars are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Toreros are 3-15 ATS in their last 18 vs. West Coast and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Cougars are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
The San Diego Toreros have nevr been good against the spread and they've no signs of turning that around. Add that to the fact BYU is the much better team and has consistent success on the road, you have to side with the Cougars here.