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San Diego vs. BYU - 3/9/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

BYU vs. San Diego
Date & Time Saturday March 9, 2019, 11:30 PM (EST)
Orleans Arena
Las Vegas, Nevada
The Line
The Line: San Diego +2.5 -- Over/Under: 145.5
TV Channel
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The BYU Cougars and San Diego Toreros meet Tuesday in the college basketball WCC Tournament third round at the Orleans Arena.

The BYU Cougars look for another win after winning six of their last eight games. The BYU Cougars are averaging 79.7 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 76 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Yoeli Childs is averaging 21.5 points and 9.8 rebounds while TJ Haws is averaging 18.1 points and 5.1 assists. Jahshire Hardnett is dishing 1.7 assists and Zac Seljaas is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The BYU Cougars are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 72.8 percent from the free throw line. The BYU Cougars are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35 rebounds per game. The BYU Cougars have won five of their last eight non-home games.

The San Diego Toreros enter this game splitting their last 18 games. The San Diego Toreros are averaging 72.7 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 69.1 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Isaiah Pineiro is averaging 19.1 points and 9.5 rebounds while Olin Carter III is averaging 15.8 points and 1.7 assists. Isaiah Wright is the third double-digit scorer and Tyler Williams is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The San Diego Toreros are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 74.1 percent from the free throw line. The San Diego Toreros are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.2 rebounds per game. The San Diego Toreros have split their last eight non-home games.

The Toreros are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games following a straight up win. The Cougars are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS win, 5-14 ATS in their last 19 Saturday games and 19-39-1 ATS in their last 59 neutral site games. The Toreros are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the over is 6-0-1 in the last 7 meetings. The over is 4-1 in Cougars last 5 overall. The under is 5-2 in Toreros last 7 overall.

The BYU Cougars won both meetings against San Diego, including a game seven days ago when they dropped 87 points on 51.1 percent shooting. The San Diego Toreros are very solid defensively and just shutdown Santa Clara last night, but good and experienced teams find ways to move the ball and make shots regardless, and that's what BYU does nightly. This is an experienced team that's been there done that in tournament play, and it's hard seeing the Toreros find enough offense to hang in this contest. I'll lay the small line with BYU. 

BYU -2.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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