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Portland vs. BYU - 1/16/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

BYU Cougars (13-5) at Portland Pilots (8-11)

College Basketball: Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 6:00 pm (Earle A. Chiles Center)

The Line: Portland Pilots +8.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN3.com

The Portland Pilots and the BYU Cougars face off on Saturday in West Coast Conference college basketball action.

The Portland Pilots are 8-11 this season and they have lost their last four games. Portland is averaging 77.7 points per game and they are shooting 42.3 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 77.6 points and their opponents are shooting 44 percent. Alec Wintering leads the Pilots averaging 17.9 points and 5.6 assists per game. Bryce Pressley is averaging 14.3 points, D’Marques Tyson is averaging 8.1 points, and Gabe Taylor is averaging 8.1 points. Portland is 2-4 in WCC play.

Portland vs. BYU - 1/16/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The BYU Cougars are 13-5 this season and they have won their last four games and six of their last seven. BYU is averaging 83.2 points per game and they are shooting 45.9 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 74.4 points and their opponents are shooting 42.3 percent. Chase Fischer leads the Cougars averaging 18.1 points per game. Kyle Collinsworth is averaging 15.2 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 7.2 assists, Nick Emery is averaging 14.6 points, and Kyle Davis is averaging 12.7 points and 9.6 rebounds. BYU is coming off of a monster win over Gonzaga that will definitely help them on Selection Sunday when March Madness rolls around.

Portland is 4-9 against the spread against the WCC, 7-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 7-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record. BYU is 10-4 against the spread against the WCC, 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games, and 2-5 against the spread in their last seven road games against a team with a winning home record. The road team has covered the point spread in eight of the last 11 meetings of these two.

BYU is rolling right now so anything south of double-digits looks to be a bargain.

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BYU Cougars -8.5

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