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Portland Pilots vs BYU Cougars in college hoops odds

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Feb 4, 10:00 PM | Chiles Center

BYU Cougars vs Portland Pilots Odds


A key college battle sees the visiting Cougars travelling to Portland Saturday to take on the Pilots on Saturday.

Supporters of the Cougars have watched them go 19-6 and 11-10 ATS on the year, while the Pilots are at 6-17 and 10-12 ATS. In totals betting, the Pilots are 12-10, while the Cougars have a 9-12 mark.

View BYU vs Portland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Portland in this one will find them as 12.5-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Pilots - Cougars odds would favor the Cougars if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Portland is rated No. 315 in the current Odds Shark poll, while BYU is at No. 10. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 85-61 win for the Cougars.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Portland has the nation's No. 224-rated offensive output, at 65.5 PPG. The visiting Cougars defense ranks No. 155 allowing on average 66.2 PPG. The Pilots FG% has averaged 42.7% so far, less than the Cougars marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.5% per game.

Defensively, BYU features the nation's No. 82-rated defense on the road, allowing 66 points per game. Portland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 263 nationally in scoring at home.

BYU was an 83-73 winner in its last match at home against Gonzaga. They covered the 3.5-point spread as favorites. Noah Hartsock scored 24 points and helped out with 14 rebounds for BYU on Thursday, leading the Cougars to an 83-73 victory over Gonzaga at Marriott Center.

Last time out for Portland, they were an 84-78 winner as they battled Santa Clara on the road. They covered in the match as a 4.5-point underdog. Portland earned an 84-78 victory over Santa Clara on Thursday, getting 19 points from Ryan Nicholas at Leavey Center.

BYU Cougars Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Pepperdine are 5-1
After playing Gonzaga are 0-1
After a win are 7-3

Portland Pilots Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Loyola Marymount are 4-6
After playing Santa Clara are 8-2
After a win are 3-7

A few Cougars at Pilots trends to consider:
BYU is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of BYU's last 7 games on the road
BYU is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Portland's last 6 games
Portland is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
Portland is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
BYU home to Pepperdine, Saturday, February 11
Portland home to Loyola Marymount, Thursday, February 9