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BYU Cougars vs Portland Pilots NCAA College Hoops Odds

College basketball betting interest will be high on Thursday when the Cougars of BYU hit the hard court against the Pilots of Portland.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Portland sat as 10-point underdogs over at MyBookie. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline

BYU Cougars vs Portland Pilots Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Portland Pilots are 9-19 so far on the season, and 11-14-1 ATS vs the number. The BYU Cougars, meanwhile, are 19-10 and 10-15-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Portland go 8-17-1 and the BYU Cougars go 10-15-1 on betting totals.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 324-ranked Portland Pilots and the No. 106-rated BYU Cougars in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Portland has the nation's No. 249-rated offensive output, at 65.75 PPG. The visiting BYU Cougars defense ranks No. 153 allowing on average 72.72 PPG. The Pilots FG% has averaged 41.58% so far, less than the Portland Cougars marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.87% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Betting Trends
  • BYU is 1-6-1 ATS in its last 8 games
  • BYU is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of BYU's last 6 games
  • BYU is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
  • Portland is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Portland's last 8 games
  • Portland is 1-5-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • Portland is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

BYU at Gonzaga, Saturday, February 25th
Portland at San Diego, Saturday, February 25th