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BYU Cougars Favored by -16.5 Point Spread Against the Portland Pilots on Thursday

The BYU Cougars will look to boost their win total and cover the point spread when they tip off against the Portland Pilots at Marriott Center on Thursday in NCAA hoops betting.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The BYU Cougars were listed as -16.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

Portland Pilots vs BYU Cougars Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The BYU Cougars currently sport a 21-8 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 14-11-2 ATS. The Portland Pilots are 12-17 and 13-13 ATS. Betting totals have seen the BYU Cougars produce a 15-12 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Portland Pilots have gone 13-11-2 against the totals betting line.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 4-rated BYU Cougars and the No. 194-ranked Portland Pilots, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features BYU's No. 6-ranked scoring average of 83.97 PPG, against a Portland Pilots defense rated No. 240 and allowing 78.48 PPG. The BYU Cougars FG% has averaged 46.64% to date this season, more than the Portland Pilots shooters have managed so far (43.45% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Pilots got 27 points from Alec Wintering as Portland ran past Pacific 80-67 on Saturday at Earle A. Chiles Center.

BYU cruised to victory on Saturday, running San Diego out of the gym and running up a 91-33 score at Marriott Center.

Betting Trends
  • Portland is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Portland is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games
  • Portland is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Portland is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games on the road
  • BYU is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • BYU is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of BYU's last 6 games
  • BYU is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Portland at San Diego, Saturday, February 27th
BYU at Gonzaga, Saturday, February 27th