Pacific vs. BYU - 1/2/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
BYU Cougars (9-5) at Pacific Tigers (3-9)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 6:00 pm (Spanos Center)
The Line: Pacific Tigers +9 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Pacific Tigers and the BYU Cougars face off on Saturday in WCC college basketball action.
The Pacific Tigers are 3-9 this season but they have won two of their last three games. Pacific is averaging 71.5 points and they are shooting 42.4 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 78.2 points and their opponents are shooting 44.1 percent. Alec Kobre leads the Tigers averaging 13.7 points per game. Ray Bowles is averaging 13.4 points and 5.0 rebounds, T.J. Wallace is averaging 12.2 points, and Jacob Lampkin is averaging 8.5 points and 5.6 rebounds. Pacific has had a rough start to the year on the defensive end of the court.
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The BYU Cougars are 9-5 this season ad they are coming off of a loss to St. Mary’s to start conference play. BYU is averaging 81.9 points and they are shooting 46.2 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 75.2 points and their opponents are shooting 42.5 percent. Chase Fischer leads the Cougars averaging 17.6 points per game. Nick Emery is averaging 15 points, Kyle Collinsworth is averaging 14.1 points, 8.2 rebounds, and 7.3 assists, and Kyle Davis is averaging 13.5 points and 10.1 rebounds. BYU can score points but this team is soft when it comes to physical play.
Pacific is 7-18-1 against the spread against the WCC, 1-4 against the spread in their last five games, and 0-4 against the spread in their last four home games against a team with a losing road record. BYU is 3-1-1 against the spread following a loss, 7-3 against the spread against the WCC, and 1-5 against the spread in their last six road games.
BYU beats up on the bad teams so look for them to do that here.