The BYU Cougars (14-4) hit the road in WCC action against the Pacific (CA) Tigers (6-6) on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 8:00 PM ET. The Cougars are favored by 6.5 points in the game, the second matchup between the squads this season. The matchup has an over/under of 136.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of February 18, 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:
Tigers (+6.5)

The spread for this matchup suggested by the model (5.6 points) is slightly less than the 6.5-point edge DraftKings gives to the Cougars, though the data still has them as the favorite.

Pick OU:
Over (136)

In this matchup, the model projects a total (143.6 points) substantially higher than the DraftKings over/under (136 points). Bet on the over.

Prediction: BYU 75, Pacific (CA) 69

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 6.2 more points than their implied total in Thursday’s game (77.2 implied points on average compared to 71 implied points in this game).
  • This season, BYU has scored more than its implied point total for this matchup (71) 13 times.
  • The Tigers’ average implied point total on the season (72.6 points) is 7.6 points higher than their implied total in this matchup (65 points).
  • Pacific (CA) has scored more than 65 points eight times this season.

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

BYU and Pacific (CA) Records ATS

ATS Record ATS Record Against 6.5+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Cougars 9-5-2 4-3-1 7-8-1
Tigers 6-5 1-0 7-4

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

Last 5 Games


Pacific (CA)
Date Opponent Result Score Date Opponent Result Score
2/8/2021 Gonzaga Loss 82-71 2/13/2021 Loyola Marymount (CA) Loss 80-76
2/4/2021 Portland Win 105-60 2/11/2021 Portland Win 84-57
1/30/2021 Pacific (CA) Win 95-87 2/4/2021 Gonzaga Loss 76-58
1/27/2021 Pepperdine Loss 76-73 1/30/2021 BYU Loss 95-87
1/23/2021 Pepperdine Win 65-54 1/23/2021 Gonzaga Loss 95-49

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