BYU vs. San Diego - 1/16/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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San Diego Toreros (7-12) at BYU Cougars (13-5)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 9:00 pm (Marriott Center)
The Line: BYU Cougars -16 -- Over/Under: 138.5
The San Diego Toreros and BYU Cougars meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Marriott Center.
The San Diego Toreros need a win to snap a four-game losing streak. The San Diego Toreros are averaging 66.6 points on 42.2 percent shooting and allowing 70.3 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Braun Hartfield is averaging 13.1 points and 6.1 rebounds while Joey Calcaterra is averaging 12.4 points and 2.8 rebounds. Yauhen Massalski is dishing 1.2 assists and Marion Humphrey is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The San Diego Toreros are shooting 31.6 percent from beyond the arc and 67.4 percent from the free throw line. The San Diego Toreros are allowing 31.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.7 rebounds per game. The San Diego Toreros have lost four of their last five road games.
The BYU Cougars look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The BYU Cougars are averaging 78.4 points on 49 percent shooting and allowing 66.7 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Yoeli Childs is averaging 20.9 points and 10.1 rebounds while Jake Toolson is averaging 14.9 points and 4.3 assists. TJ Haws is the third double-digit scorer and Alex Barcello is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The BYU Cougars are shooting 40.2 percent from beyond the arc and 71.4 percent from the free throw line. The BYU Cougars are allowing 28.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.7 rebounds per game. The BYU Cougars have won seven straight home games.
Will update with trends once they're released.
The BYU Cougars are once again that explosive offensive team that can blow teams out at home, and they're winning by an average of 14.6 points while covering 11 of their 17 games overall. The problem is the San Diego Toreros can sometimes do just enough to hang around and they've played BYU tough over the years, which includes an overtime game less than a year ago. I'll take the over. BYU is going to get whatever it wants offensively in this contest and the over is 6-1-1 in the last eight meetings between these two teams. Give me the over.