BYU Cougars vs. Portland Pilots: 1/21/2021 Betting Trends, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line and Preview

Written by on January 21, 2021

The Portland Pilots (5-5) will attempt to stop a four-game losing streak when they visit the BYU Cougars (10-2) on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at Marriott Center as big, 22-point underdogs. The game airs at 9:00 PM ET on CBS Sports. The over/under in the matchup is set at 149.

Betting Information

BYU vs Portland Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
BYU -22 -110 -110 149 -108 -113 -10000 2500

Computer Picks

Computer picks for BYU vs Portland
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Portland (+22) Under (149) BYU 85 Portland 63

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Total Facts

  • In 16.7% of their opportunities this season (two of 12 chances), the Cougars and their opponents have combined to put up more than this matchup’s over/under of 149 points.
  • In six of 10 opportunities (60%) this year, Portland and its opponents have combined to score more than 149 points.
  • These teams average a combined 150.9 points per game, 1.9 more points than the total of 149 set for this matchup.
  • Opponents of the two teams average a combined 2.2 fewer points per game (146.8) than this game’s over/under of 149 points.
  • The average point total in Cougars games this season is 7.3 less points than the over/under of 149 in this matchup.
  • Pilots games this year have averaged an over/under of 156.1 points, 7.1 more than the point total in this matchup.

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BYU Betting Information

  • The Cougars have been solid against the spread this season, earning a 7-3 record.
  • The Cougars fare well when favored by at least 22 points, posting a 1-0 record against the spread.
  • The Cougars have combined with their opponents to go over the total in 4 of 10 contests this season, a rate of 40%

Portland Betting Information

  • The Pilots have a losing record against the spread, going 3-4 ATS (covering only 42.9% of the time).
  • In the majority of Pilots games this season, the teams have combined to hit the over (4 out of 7 games, 57.1%).

Head to Head

BYU vs Portland (Last 2 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/6/2020 BYU -16.5 152 -2400 +1036 Regular Season 85-54 BYU
1/11/2020 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 96-70 BYU

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BYU Leaders

  • The Cougars leader in points and assists is Alex Barcello, who puts up 16.3 points per game to go with 4.4 assists.
  • BYU’s best rebounder is Caleb Lohner, who averages 6.7 boards per game in addition to his 5.6 PPG average.
  • Barcello makes more threes per game than any other member of the Cougars, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 2.2 per contest.
  • The BYU steals leader is Brandon Averette, who averages 1.0 steal per game, while its blocks leader is Matt Haarms, who compiles 1.8 rejections per contest.

Portland Leaders

  • The Pilots’ Ahmed Ali averages enough points (17.8 per game) and assists (3.1 per game) to sit atop the team’s leaderboards.
  • Eddie Davis is at the top of the Portland rebounding leaderboard with 5.2 rebounds per game. He also racks up 12.1 points and adds 1.2 assists per game.
  • Ali makes 1.8 three-pointers per game, the most on the Pilots.
  • The Pilots’ leader in steals is Isiah Dasher with 1.6 per game, and Hayden Curtiss is their leader in blocks with 1.2 per game.
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