Pacific vs. BYU - 1/15/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
BYU Cougars (14-5) at Pacific Tigers (9-8)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 11:00 pm (Spanos Center)
The Line: Pacific Tigers +11 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Pacific Tigers and the BYU Cougars face off on Thursday at the Spanos Center in WCC college basketball action.
The Pacific Tigers are 9-8 this season and they have lost four of their last five games. Pacific is averaging 65.8 points and they are shooting 43.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 64.9 points and their opponents are shooting 42.5 percent. T.J. Wallace leads the Tigers averaging 12.5 points and 5.9 rebounds per game. Dulani Robinson is averaging 10.1 points, Eric Thompson is averaging 8.0 points, and David Taylor is averaging 6.9 points. Pacific is 4-4 at home this season.
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The BYU Cougars are 14-5 this season and they have won four of their last five games. BYU is averaging 83.8 points and they are shooting 46.2 percent while defensively they are allowing 74.1 points and their opponents are shooting 44.1 percent. Tyler Haws leads the Cougars averaging 22.2 points per game. Anson Winder is averaging 15.1 points, Chase Fisher is averaging 13.8 points, and Kyle Collinsworth is averaging 13.3 points, 8.6 rebounds, and 6.0 assists. BYU is 4-0 on the road this season.
Pacific is 2-5 against the spread against a team with a winning record, 1-4 against the spread against the WCC, and 1-5 against the spread in their last six home games. BYU is 5-0 against the spread in their last five road games, 2-6 against the spread in their last eight games, and 2-7 against the spread against the WCC.
BYU is the better team here and while the number seems large I have the Cougars covering.