BYU Cougars vs. Portland Pilots 2/4/2021 Betting Preview: Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Trends

Written by on February 4, 2021

The Portland Pilots (5-8) are expected to continue a seven-game losing streak when they host the BYU Cougars (13-3) as 19.5-point underdogs at 7:00 PM ET on Thursday, February 4, 2021 at Chiles Center. The matchup has a point total of 145.

Betting Information

BYU vs Portland Betting Information
FavoriteSpreadFavorite Spread OddsUnderdog Spread OddsTotalOver Total OddsUnder Total OddsFavorite MoneylineUnderdog Moneyline
BYU-19.5-110-111145-109-112-50001300

Computer Picks

Computer picks for BYU vs Portland
ATSOver/UnderScore Prediction
Portland (+19.5) Over (145) BYU 82 Portland 65

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Total Facts

  • The Cougars and their opponents have combined for 145 points — this matchup’s over/under — in seven of 16 games (43.8%) this year.
  • Portland has combined with its opponents to score more than 145 points in nine of 13 outings (69.2%) this year.
  • The Cougars and the Pilots combine to average 4.5 more points per game than the total of 145 set for this game.
  • The Cougars and the Pilots have seen their opponents average a combined 3.5 more points per game than the over/under of 145 set for this outing.
  • The average point total for Cougars games this season is 0.5 less points than the total of 145 in this matchup.
  • Pilots games this year have averaged an over/under of 153.5 points, 8.5 more than the point total in this matchup.

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BYU Betting Information

  • Strong against this spread this season, the Cougars have covered eight times in 14 contests.
  • The Cougars have posted a winning record of 3-0 against the spread when the spread is -19.5 or higher.
  • BYU has more often than not combined with its adversaries to fall short of the total, doing so 6 times in 14 contests (42.9%).

Portland Betting Information

  • The Pilots have a 3-7 record against the spread, covering in just 30.0% of their outings.
  • In most of Portland’s games this season, the teams have combined to hit the over (6 out of 10 games, 60%).

Head to Head

BYU vs Portland (Last 3 Games)
DateFavoriteSpreadTotalFavorite MoneylineUnderdog MoneylineGame TypeResult
1/21/2021BYU-22.5148-3333+1275Regular Season95-67 BYU
2/6/2020BYU-16.5152-2400+1036Regular Season85-54 BYU
1/11/2020N/AN/AN/AN/AN/ARegular Season96-70 BYU

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BYU Leaders

  • The Cougars leader in points and assists is Alex Barcello, who scores 15.4 points per game to go with 4.6 assists.
  • BYU’s best rebounder is Caleb Lohner, who averages 6.6 boards per game in addition to his 5.7 PPG average.
  • Barcello provides the bulk of the Cougars’ three-point shooting production. He makes 1.9 threes per game to lead the squad.
  • Brandon Averette is the Cougars leader in steals, averaging 0.9 steals per game, while Matt Haarms leads them in blocks with 1.8 per contest.

Portland Leaders

  • The Pilots’ Ahmed Ali racks up enough points (18.4 per game) and assists (3.0 per game) to top the squad’s leaderboards.
  • The Pilots’ top rebounder is Eddie Davis — he pulls down 4.8 per game while averaging 11.4 points per game.
  • Ali is reliable from three-point range and leads the Pilots with 2.1 made threes per game.
  • Isiah Dasher (1.6 steals per game) and Hayden Curtiss (1.4 blocks per game) lead the Pilots in steals and blocks, respectively.
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