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Portland Pilots Host the BYU Cougars in NCAA College Basketball Action

BYU Cougars


Portland Pilots
Thursday, February 26, 2015 10:00 PM ET
Earle A. Chiles Center

The Portland Pilots host BYU on Thursday, looking to build on their 16-12 mark against the 21-8 Cougars in college basketball betting action at Earle A. Chiles Center.

BYU Cougars vs Portland Pilots Opening Odds and Betting Line

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Portland sat as 4-point underdogs over at 5Dimes. 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Portland Pilots sit at 16-12 (15-10-1 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the BYU Cougars are currently 21-8 (13-15 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Portland is 10-7 OU, and BYU is 14-9-1 OU.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 141-ranked Portland Pilots and the No. 10-rated BYU Cougars in this matchup.

How BYU Cougars vs Portland Pilots Stats Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Portland's No. 70-ranked scoring average of 70.54 PPG, against a BYU Cougars defense rated No. 235 and allowing 72.1 PPG. The Portland Pilots FG% has averaged 44.33% to date this season, less than the BYU Cougars shooters have managed so far (46.94% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

BYU got 28 points from Tyler Haws en route to a 75-62 victory over San Diego on Thursday at Marriott Center.

The Pilots wasted a 30-point performance from Kevin Bailey in losing to Pacific 79-77 on Saturday at Spanos Center.

BYU Cougars vs Portland Pilots Betting Odds Trends

BYU is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
BYU is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of BYU's last 7 games
BYU is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
Portland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Portland's last 7 games
Portland is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Portland is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

BYU at Gonzaga, Saturday, February 28th
Portland at San Diego, Saturday, February 28th