BYU vs Portland: College Basketball Betting Picks, Predictions and Tips – February 4, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on February 4, 2021 - Last Updated on February 6, 2021

The Portland Pilots (5-8) will look to break a seven-game losing streak when they host the BYU Cougars (13-3) on Thursday, February 4, 2021 at Chiles Center as heavy, 19.5-point underdogs. The contest airs at 7:00 PM ET. The matchup has an over/under set at 145 points.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of February 4, 2021, 2:15 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Best Betting Odds

Computer Picks

Pick ATS:
Pilots (+19.5)

The model favors the Cougars by 17.2 points, just 2.3 fewer than the 19.5-point spread set by DraftKings.

Pick OU:
Over (145)

The DraftKings point total for this matchup is just 2.7 points lower than the model projection.

Prediction: BYU 82, Portland 65

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Examining the Over/Under

  • The Cougars’ average implied point total this season is 5.6 fewer points than their implied total in Thursday’s game (76.4 implied points on average compared to 82 implied points in this game).
  • BYU has outscored this matchup’s implied point total (82) seven times.
  • The Pilots’ average implied point total on the season (81.1 points) is 18.1 points higher than their implied total in this matchup (63 points).
  • Portland has totaled more than 63 points in 11 games on the season.

Implied totals are projected point totals for each team based on totals and spreads set by sportsbooks.

BYU and Portland Records ATS

ATS Record ATS Record Against 19.5+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Cougars 8-5-1 2-0 6-7-1
Pilots 3-7 0-0 6-4

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

Last 5 Games


Date Opponent Result Score Date Opponent Result Score
1/30/2021 Pacific (CA) Win 95-87 1/25/2021 Loyola Marymount (CA) Loss 75-50
1/27/2021 Pepperdine Loss 76-73 1/23/2021 San Diego Loss 78-70
1/23/2021 Pepperdine Win 65-54 1/21/2021 BYU Loss 95-67
1/21/2021 Portland Win 95-67 1/16/2021 Pepperdine Loss 80-65
1/16/2021 San Francisco Win 72-63 1/14/2021 San Francisco Loss 79-63

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