BYU vs. UCF: College Basketball Betting Preview, Tips And Picks – February 13, 2024

Written By PlayPicks Staff on February 12, 2024

Tipping off at 9:00 PM ET on Tuesday, the No. 19 BYU Cougars (17-6, 5-5 Big 12) will meet the UCF Knights (13-9, 4-6 Big 12) at Marriott Center. UCF’s Darius Johnson is among the players to watch. Tuesday’s matchup between the Cougars and the Knights features the Cougars as double-digit 12.5-point favorites. The game has a point total of 144.

BYU vs. UCF Betting Lines

BYU vs UCF Betting Information
Favorite Spread Total
BYU -12.5 144 points

Computer Picks

Spread Pick UCF (+12.5)
Total Pick Under (144)

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BYU vs. UCF Stat Rankings

BYU Avg. (Rank) UCF Avg. (Rank)
83.1 (19th) Points Scored 71.3 (254th)
66.7 (47th) Points Allowed 65.0 (29th)
(1st) Rebounds (1st)
10.3 (56th) Off. Rebounds 10.8 (34th)
11.8 (2nd) 3pt Made 7.1 (215th)
19.7 (2nd) Assists 12.1 (272nd)
10.4 (99th) Turnovers 12.0 (241st)

BYU vs. UCF Betting Trends

  • The Cougars’ record against the spread is 14-9-0.
  • Against the spread as 12.5-point favorites or more, BYU is 8-1.
  • Out of 23 Cougars games so far this season, 10 have gone over the total.
  • A total of 13 times so far this year, BYU and its opponent have combined to score more than 144 points.
  • The over/under in this matchup is 144 points, and that’s 5.8 less than the average total in this season’s Cougars contests.
  • Against the spread, UCF is 13-9-0 this season.
  • The Knights are yet to lose ATS (1-0) as a 12.5-point underdog or greater this season.
  • This year, 10 of BYU’s 23 games have hit the over.
  • Knights games have gone over 144 points on nine occasions this season.
  • UCF’s games average 136.3 total points, 7.7 less than the total for this matchup.

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BYU Impact Players

  • Spencer Johnson puts up 11.2 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game. Defensively, he averages 1.0 steal and 0.1 blocked shots.
  • Dallin Hall paces the Cougars at 5.0 assists per game, while also putting up 3.4 rebounds and 8.9 points.
  • Jaxson Robinson is tops on the Cougars with 13.5 points per game and 1.6 assists, while also averaging 2.5 rebounds.
  • Noah Waterman puts up a team-leading 5.9 rebounds per game. He is also posting 10.4 points and 0.9 assists, shooting 45.9% from the field and 37.6% from downtown with 2.0 made 3-pointers per game.
  • Richie Saunders is putting up 9.7 points, 1.3 assists and 4.1 rebounds per game.

UCF Impact Players

  • Jaylin Sellers leads the Knights in scoring (17.0 points per game) and assists (1.2), and posts 4.1 rebounds. He also posts 1.3 steals and 0.1 blocked shots.
  • Darius Johnson is the Knights’ top assist man (3.9 per game), and he puts up 13.2 points and 3.0 rebounds.
  • Ibrahima Diallo is No. 1 on the Knights in rebounding (6.2 per game), and puts up 6.2 points and 0.5 assists. He also posts 0.6 steals and 1.9 blocked shots.
  • The Knights get 6.9 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game from Shemarri Allen.
  • Marchelus Avery is averaging 8.8 points, 4.4 rebounds and 0.7 assists per contest, making 39.2% of his shots from the field and 35.9% from beyond the arc, with 1.4 treys per contest.

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