BYU vs UCF Basketball Picks 2-13-24

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The UCF Knights need a win after losing 3 of their last 4 games. The BYU Cougars look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a UCF Knights vs BYU Cougars prediction.

UCF Knights Betting Preview

The UCF Knights recently lost to Baylor and Texas Tech while beating Oklahoma. The UCF Knights are averaging 71.3 points on 41.3 percent shooting and allowing 65 points on 40.2 percent shooting. Jaylin Sellers is averaging 17 points and 1.2 assists, while Darius Johnson is averaging 13.2 points and 3 rebounds. Marchelus Avery is dishing 0.7 assists and Shemarri Allen is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The UCF Knights are shooting 32 percent from beyond the arc and 70.8 percent from the free throw line. The UCF Knights are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.1 rebounds per game.

BYU Cougars Betting Preview

The BYU Cougars recently beat West Virginia and Kansas State while losing to Oklahoma. The BYU Cougars are averaging 83.1 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 66.7 points on 41.2 percent shooting. Jaxson Robinson is averaging 13.5 points and 2.5 rebounds, while Spencer Johnson is averaging 11.2 points and 3.5 assists. Trevin Knell is the third double-digit scorer and Fousseyni Traore is dishing 1.3 assists. The BYU Cougars are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 71.6 percent from the free throw line. The BYU Cougars are allowing 29.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.9 rebounds per game.

BYU Cougars Team Facts

  • BYU has won 11 of its last 12 games at Marriott Center against non-AP-ranked opponents.
  • Six of BYU’s last seven games against Conference opponents have produced a total of 143+ points.
  • BYU has won the first half in each of its last 12 games at Marriott Center against non-AP-ranked opponents.

UCF Knights Team Facts

  • UCF has lost each of its last seven road games against AP-ranked opponents.
  • Five of UCF’s last six games against AP-ranked opponents have produced a total of 137 or fewer points.
  • UCF has lost the first half in eight of its last nine night games against AP-ranked opponents.

UCF Knights vs BYU Cougars prediction

The BYU Cougars are the more complete team when you factor in their offense, and being at home doesn’t hurt. With that said, this is a lot of points to just throw UCF, one of the better defensive teams in the country. UCF has a lot of nice wins on its resume, and it’s not a team that goes down easily. Also, UCF and BYU played each other last month, and it ended in a five point loss for the Knights in a physical, low scoring game. BYU is also 3-7 ATS on the year. Give me UCF and the points.

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