BYU vs Pacific Pick: Thursday, February 18th

BYU vs Pacific Pick for Thursday, February 18th – BYU comes into Thursday night’s game as 5.5 point favorites sitting in 2nd place in the West Coast Conference, with a 15-5 record, going 6-3 in-conference. This team is 7-3 in their last 10 games, and have bested their opponents by an average of 8.8 points per game in that stretch.

The Cougars are a top 50 offensive team, putting up 78.8 points per game, good enough for the 43rd best ranking in that category in Division-1 basketball. The Cougars are led by 6’2 guard Alex Barcello, who is averaging 15.5 points per game in 20 games played, while also leading the team in assists per game with 4.6. This is a BYU team that has given their opponents fits this season, holding their opponents to an average shooting percentage of just 40.7% from the field.

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Pacific comes into Thursday night’s game sitting in 7th place in the WCC, with a 6-6 record, they are just 3-5 in-conference. The Tigers have won just 5 of their last 10 games, but have been close contests, with the Tigers averaging a scoring margin of -0.4 points per game in that span.

BYU vs Pacific Odds

Opening Odds Spread
Total 146
Where/When Alex G. Spanos Center | 8:00 PM ET

The Cougars come into this game riding a 6-1-1 ATS streak in their last 8 games on the road and have been trending towards the Under all season long. More recently, BYU has gone ‘Under’ the betting total in 5 of their last 7 games as a road favorite, and 8 of their last 11 on the road. Meanwhile, the Tigers have been relatively hot at home this season, having covered the spread in their last 4 games at home.

BYU vs Pacific ATS Stats

Team ATS Record ATS Margin
BYU 10-6-3 +2.3
Pacific 5-5-1 +0.8