BYU vs Lindenwood 12/20/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

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The Lindenwood Lions and the BYU Cougars meet in college basketball action from the Marriott Center on Tuesday night.

The Lindenwood Lions will be out to build on a 77-42 win over subdivision Knox Prairie last time out. Chris Childs leads the Lions in scoring with 14.4 PPG along with 5.3 RPG and 2.6 APG while Kevin Caldwell Jr. has 14.1 PPG with a team-high 4.1 APG to lead the Lions in the assist department this season. Keenon Cole has 10.9 PPG with 3.6 RPG and Cam Burrell has 10.7 PPG with 6.2 RPG to cap off the group of double-digit scorers for Lindenwood so far this season. David Ware also has a team-high 6.4 RPG to lead the Lions on the glass up to this point in the year. As a team, Lindenwood is averaging 71.3 PPG on 42.8% shooting from the field, 31.5% from three and 72.4% from the foul line this season.

The BYU Cougars will hope to build on a three-game win streak after a 75-66 win over Utah last time out. Rudi Williams leads the Cougars in scoring and assists with 14.2 PPG and 3.2 APG while Gideon George has 12.8 PPG with 6 RPG as well this season. Fousseyni Traore has 12.2 PPG with a team-high 8.6 RPG to lead BYU in rebounding while Spencer Johnson has 11 PPG and 4.3 RPG this season to cap off BYU’s group of double-digit scorers. As a team, BYU is averaging 76.6 points per game on 43.5% shooting from the field, 32.6% from three point range and 66.9% from the foul line so far this season.

BYU is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following an ATS win while the over is 13-6 in their last 19 home games against a team with a road winning percentage below .400.

I get the case to be made for either side here, but I’m not looking to back Lindenwood and this feels like too many points to give up with BYU against anyone, so give me the over here. BYU’s been able to score fairly well in recent games, but the defense has left something to be desired and I just think we’re going to end up with a bit of a higher-scoring one here. Give me the over.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick:Over 146.5