BYU at Pacific 2/18/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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Pacific Tigers (6-6) vs BYU Cougars (15-5)
Game Info: Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Spanos Center)
Betting Odds: Pacific Tigers +6 -- Over/Under: 135 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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BYU faces Pacific on Thursday, February 18th at Alex G. Spanos Center for an NCAA basketball WCC matchup.
BYU is coming off an 82-71 loss to Gonzaga in its last game on February 8th at home. BYU was barely able to cover the 11.5-point spread in the loss, and the Cougars have now covered in back-to-back games. BYU is now 15-5 overall and 6-3 in WCC play thus far. BYU is behind Gonzaga in the conference standings, as WCC play has basically been the Gonzaga dominance tour. BYU's leading scorer so far this season has been G Alex Barcello, who has scored 15.5 points per game for the Cougars. BYU as a team has scored 78.8 points per game and has shot the ball at a 48.1% clip from the field. BYU has also allowed 68.4 points per game to its opponents as well.
Pacific is coming off an 80-76 loss to Loyola Marymount in its last game on the road on February 13th. Pacific has now lost four of its last five games, including an overtime loss to this BYU team on the road on January 30th, Pacific is 6-6 on the year and 3-5 in West Coast Conference play, which puts the team in seventh place in the conference standings. Pacific's leading scorer so far this season has been G Daniss Jenkins, who has scored 12.9 points per game for the Tigers. Pacific as a team has scored 70.8 points per game and has shot the ball at a 42.6% clip from the field. Pacific has also allowed 71.6 points per game to its opponents as well.
BYU opens as a 6-point favorite and the total is set at 135. I like Pacific to battle in this game, and I like getting the six points with the home team here. Pacific took BYU to overtime last time out, and I think this game will be close yet again. I will take the six with the Tigers in what should be an interesting game.