BYU vs. San Francisco - 1/9/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Francisco Dons (9-6) at BYU Cougars (11-5)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Marriott Center)
The Line: BYU Cougars -17 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: BYU TV
The BYU Cougars and the San Francisco Dons face off on Saturday in a WCC college basketball match up.
The BYU Cougars are 11-5 this season and they have won four of their last five games. BYU is averaging 82.9 points and they are shooting 46.1 percent while defensively they are allowing 73.7 points and their opponents are shooting 42.2 percent. Chase Fischer leads the Cougars averaging 17.7 points per game. Kyle Collinsworth is averaging 15.1 points, 8.2 rebounds, and 7.5 assists, Nick Emery is averaging 14.9 points, and Kyle Davis is averaging 12.7 points and 9.5 rebounds. BYU can score points but they have looked soft against physical teams.
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The San Francisco Dons are 9-6 this season and they have won three of their last four games. USF is averaging 74.5 points and they are shooting 44.1 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 73.9 points and their opponents are shooting 42.6 percent. Devin Watson leads the Dons averaging 20 points per game. Tim Derksen is averaging 14.9 points and 6.9 rebounds, Ronnie Boyce III is averaging 9.0 points, and Uche Ofoegbu is averaging 8.4 points. San Francisco is 2-3 on the road this season.
BYU is 6-0-1 against the spread in their last seven home games, 9-3 against the spread against the WCC, and 4-1 against the spread in their last five games. San Francisco is 4-0 against the spread in their last four games, 5-1-1 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, and 35-16-1 against the spread in their last 52 road games. The underdog is 6-2 against the point spread in the last eight meetings of these two.
This is way too many points making this an easy pick with San Francisco.