BYU vs Portland: College Basketball Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – January 21, 2021

Posted By Staff on January 21, 2021

The Portland Pilots are big,  underdogs as they attempt to stop a four-game losing streak when they visit the BYU Cougars on Thursday, January 21 at Marriott Center. The matchup airs at 9:00 PM ET on CBS Sports. The over/under is  for the matchup.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of January 21, 2021, 2:14 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

BYU Betting Information

  • The Cougars have covered the spread more often than not this season, earning a record ATS of 7-3.
  • The Cougars have a winning record against the spread when favored by 22 points or more, going 1-0 this season.
  • In 40% of its games this season (4/10), BYU and its opponents have outscored the set over/under.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

BYU Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Alex Barcello 14 16.3 4.3 4.4 0.9 0.0 2.2
Matt Haarms 12 11.0 4.0 0.9 0.2 1.8 0.2
Brandon Averette 14 10.0 2.9 2.9 1.0 0.1 1.5
Richard Harward 14 7.3 5.1 1.2 0.3 0.1 0.0
Connor Harding 14 6.5 2.8 1.8 0.5 0.2 1.1

Portland Betting Information

  • The Pilots have generally come up short ATS this season, with a 3-4 record.
  • 42.9% of Portland’s 7 games this season have fell below the over/under.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Portland Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Ahmed Ali 12 17.8 3.0 3.1 1.0 0.0 1.8
Eddie Davis 13 12.1 5.2 1.2 0.8 0.2 0.8
Latrell Jones 13 9.8 4.9 1.2 0.5 0.5 0.8
Isiah Dasher 13 8.5 3.2 1.5 1.6 0.3 0.3
Michael Henn 13 8.3 4.0 1.3 0.6 0.2 1.2

Total Facts

  • BYU’s games this year have gone over the point total for Thursday’s matchup (149 points) in two out of 12 opportunities (16.7% of matchups).
  • In Portland’s games this season, the competing teams combined for a higher point total than Thursday’s matchup point total in six out of 10 matchups (60%).
  • The Cougars average 76.2 points per game against the Pilots’ 74.7, totaling 1.9 points over the game’s point total of 149.
  • This game’s over/under is 2.2 fewer points than the 146.8 these two teams combine to allow per game in 2020-21.
  • This season the average total for Cougars games is 141.7 points, 7.3 fewer than the over/under of 149 points for this contest.
  • A difference of 7.1 points separates the average total points bet in Pilots games (156.1 points) and this matchup’s over/under (149 points).

Head to Head

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

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