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Denver Pioneers vs BYU Cougars Prediction 12/13/2023

The Denver Pioneers (6-4) travel to face off against the BYU Cougars (8-1) on Wednesday, December 13th. This game will be played at Marriott Center in Provo and televised on ESPN+. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 9:00 ET.

Denver Pioneers vs BYU Cougars

The Denver Pioneers Are Coming Off A Win

In today’s game against BYU, Denver comes in with a 6-4 overall record. Looking back at their last ten road games, Denver is 3-7 on the road, going back to last year. Denver’s record against the spread heading into today’s game is 4-4. Over their last five games, the team has a 2-1 ATS record.

In 10 games, Denver comes in with an over/under mark of 5-3-0, with their games averaging 159.1 points per game. The Pioneers’ have recorded an over/under record of 1-1 in their last three games, with their games averaging 152 points per game.

The BYU Cougars Are Coming Off A Win

BYU currently holds a record of 8-1 after playing nine games. In their last ten home games, which includes games from last year, BYU has a record of 9-1. BYU has a winning record against the spread at 7-1. In their last five games, the team is 4-1 vs. the spread.

After nine games, BYU has an over/under record of 2-6-0, with their games averaging a combined 149.8 points per game so far. The Cougars’ last five games have finished with a combined 147 points per game and an over/under record of 1-4.

Denver Offense Breakdown

In their recent matchup, the Denver offense ended with 67 points against Idaho. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 36.1% and made 11 threes. Tommy Bruner is leading the team in scoring at 24 points per contest. Touko Tainamo has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 18.2 going into the game.

Tommy Bruner (G) 24.0 3.0 3.9
Touko Tainamo (F) 18.2 8.4 0.7
Jaxon Brenchley (G) 9.0 5.2 3.2

BYU Offense Breakdown

In their most recent game, the Cougars’ offense tallied 85 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 89.3 points per game. The team’s scoring leader is Jaxson Robinson, who holds an average of 16.9 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Trevin Knell is averaging 11.9 points per game this season.

Jaxson Robinson (G) 16.9 3.0 1.2
Trevin Knell (G) 11.9 4.4 2.3
Spencer Johnson (G) 11.7 5.7 4.1

Denver Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Denver defense is giving up an average of 75.0 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Denver’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 38.6% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 29.9% this season.

BYU Team Defense

At present, the Cougars’ defense is nationally ranked 8th, allowing 59.0 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, BYU’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 39.0% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 22.4% this season.

Pioneers vs Cougars Trends

  • In their last three road games, Denver has averaged 72 points per game while allowing 72. The team’s record in this stretch was 2-1 while going 2-1 vs. the spread.
  • BYU has played well in their previous three home games, going 2-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 77 points per game while allowing 59. The team also performed well vs the spread at 2-1.
  • Spanning across their last five games as the betting underdog, the Pioneers have gone 3-2 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 2-3.
  • Through their last five games as the favorite, the Cougars have an ATS record of 4-1 and a straight up mark of 4-1.

Pioneers vs Cougars Prediction

For a point-spread wager in this Cougars vs. Cougars game, we suggest taking the Cougars at -25. Even though our predictions have the Cougars winning 75-70, we see the Pioneers as the better choice on the point-spread.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 158, and our model predicts the Pioneers and Cougars to score a combined 145 points. We recommend betting on the under.

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