San Diego vs. BYU - 2/17/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
BYU Cougars (21-7) at San Diego Toreros (16-11)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 4:00 pm (Jenny Craig Pavilion)
The Line: San Diego Toreros +4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The BYU Cougars and San Diego Toreros meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Jenny Craig Pavilion.
The BYU Cougars look for another victory after winning eight of their last 11 games. The BYU Cougars are averaging 74.8 points on 49.3 percent shooting and allowing 65.8 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Yoeli Childs is averaging 17.7 points and 8.8 rebounds while Elijah Bryant is averaging 17.6 points and 2.5 assists. TJ Haws is the third double-digit scorer and Jahshire Hardnett is dishing 2.2 assists. The BYU Cougars are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 74.6 percent from the free throw line. The BYU Cougars are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.4 rebounds per game. The BYU Cougars have lost four of their last six road games.
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The San Diego Toreros need a win here after losing four of their last five games. The San Diego Toreros are averaging 68.6 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 65.6 points on 40.8 percent shooting. Isaiah Pineiro is averaging 15.8 points and six rebounds while Isaiah Wright is averaging 14.2 points and 5.4 assists. Olin Carter III is the third double-digit scorer and Tyler Williams is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The San Diego Toreros are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 70.5 percent from the free throw line. The San Diego Toreros are allowing 28.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.8 rebounds per game. The San Diego Toreros have split their last six home games.
The Cougars are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games. The Toreros are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 home games, 5-12-1 ATS in their last 18 vs. West Coast and 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Cougars are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in San Diego, the home team is 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in San Diego.
BYU has won seven of the last nine meetings against San Diego, and majority of those games have been beatdowns. The San Diego Toreros are shooting under 40 percent from the field in their last five games and lack the offensive firepower to keep up with BYU. The BYU Cougars are shooting 48.6 percent in their last five games and 48.1 percent on the road this season overall. It's a complete mismatch offensively. I'll lay the small line with the road team.