San Diego vs. BYU - 2/15/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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BYU Cougars (20-7) at San Diego Toreros (9-18)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 10:00 pm (Jenny Craig Pavilion)
The Line: San Diego Toreros +12.5 -- Over/Under: 143.5
The BYU Cougars (20-7, 9-3 CONF) and the San Diego Toreros (9-18, 2-10 CONF) will meet on Saturday, February 15th for a WCC matchup at the Jenny Craig Pavillion in San Diego, CA. The game will be played at 10:00 PM eastern time.
BYU is on a five-game win streak heading into this game, as the Cougars have been on a roll. In their last game on Thursday vs Loyola Marymount, BYU was able to grab a 23 point victory, 77-54. San Diego lost its last game to Pepperdine by the final score of 72-69. San Diego was up by ten at halftime and totally blew it. Pepperdine slowly chipped away at the lead and winded up on top.
BYU loves to shoot the three and score in bunches, as the Cougars score 80.3 points per game on 50.4% FG shooting. BYU is led by leading scorer G Jake Toolson, as he averages 15.6 PPG. BYU can also defend the ball very well, as they only allow 68.5 points per game to the opposition. BYU also earns 33.0 rebounds, 17.8 assists, 2.1 blocks, and 5.5 steals per game.
San Diego has struggled on both sides of the ball, especially during conference play. The Toreros score 66.0 points per game on 41.2% FG shooting. San Diego is led by Braun Hartfield in scoring (14.7 PPG). San Diego allows 70.9 points per game to the opposition. San Diego also earns 34.1 rebounds, 12.6 assists, 3.3 blocks, and 5.9 steals per game.
BYU is 17-9 ATS this season and 7-3 ATS in their last ten games. BYU is also 5-4 ATS on the road so far this season. San Diego is 11-13-2 ATS this season and 4-5-1 ATS in their last ten games. San Diego is also 5-6-1 ATS at home so far this season.
BYU took care of business at Loyola Marymount, and I see more of the same at San Diego. The Toreros have not played well at all, and blowing the lead against Pepperdine did not help their spirits one bit. I will take BYU and lay a good amount of chalk.