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BYU Cougars Favored by -19 Point Spread Against the Portland Pilots on Saturday

BYU looks to cover the Cougars-Pilots pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 16-8 mark when they host Portland in college basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Portland Pilots were listed as 19-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including the odds makers at BetOnline.

Portland Pilots vs BYU Cougars Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The BYU Cougars are 16-8 so far on the season, and 9-11-1 ATS vs the number. The Portland Pilots, meanwhile, are 9-14 and 8-12-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen BYU go 8-12-1 and the Portland Pilots go 7-13-1 on betting totals.

The Cougars - Pilots odds would favor the Cougars if the lines were set according to our power ranks. BYU is rated No. 39 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Portland is at No. 331.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and BYU has the nation's No. 21-rated offensive output, at 82.25 PPG. The visiting Portland Pilots defense ranks No. 158 allowing on average 72.87 PPG. The Cougars FG% has averaged 46.34% so far, more than the BYU Pilots marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.47% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Jazz Johnson scored 10 points in a futile effort to lead the Pilots to a win (they lost 60-45 to Santa Clara at Chiles Center on Thursday).

BYU got 29 points from TJ Haws on the way to a 85-75 loss against Gonzaga on Thursday at Marriott Center.

Betting Trends
  • Portland is 2-6-1 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Portland is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Portland's last 6 games
  • Portland is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • BYU is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • BYU is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
  • BYU is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home
  • BYU is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games when playing Portland

Next Betting Matchups

Portland at St. Mary's, Thursday, February 9th
BYU at Pepperdine, Thursday, February 9th