NCAA Matchups  >>  BYU vs. Portland Preview 01/23/2014

The BYU Cougars and the Portland Pilots will both be trying to pick up a win on Thursday when they battle at Earle A. Chiles Center.
Oddsmakers currently have the Cougars listed as 5-point favorites versus the Pilots, while the game's total is sitting at 162½.
BYU won its last outing, a 91-81 result against Santa Clara on January 18. They covered in that game as a 7.5-point favorite.
Portland was a 76-65 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Pepperdine. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as underdogs.
Team record: 13-7 SU, 8-9 ATS
Current streak: won 5 straight games.

is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road

When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Gonzaga are 4-2
After playing Santa Clara are 2-4
After a win are 6-4

Team record: 11-8 SU, 13-6 ATS

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of last 6 games
is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing BYU

When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing San Diego are 3-7
After playing Pepperdine are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

BYU at Gonzaga, Saturday, January 25
Portland home to San Diego, Saturday, January 25