Gonzaga Bulldogs vs BYU Cougars Odds
BYU looks to cover the Cougars-Bulldogs pointspread on Thursday and improve its overall 20-9 mark when they host Gonzaga in college basketball wagering action.
The Cougars sport records of 20-9 and 13-15 ATS heading into this battle, while the Bulldogs have 27-2 and 15-11-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 9-13-1 for the Cougars and 9-16 for the Bulldogs.
Bettors looking to go with the Cougars in this one found them listed as 5-point underdogs earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Bulldogs was expected to move the line.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 60 (Cougars) and the No. 6 (Bulldogs) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 90-80 result in favor of the Bulldogs has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and BYU has the nation's No. 15-rated offensive output, at 77.3 PPG. The visiting Bulldogs defense ranks No. 37 allowing on average 60.2 PPG. The Cougars FG% has averaged 46.1% so far, less than the Bulldogs marksmen have achieved on the year, 50.9% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Gonzaga owns the country's No. 23-rated mark, allowing 61.3 points per game on the highway. BYU, on the other hand, rates No. 11 in scoring at home.
Gonzaga was an 81-50 winner in their most recent outing at home against San Diego. They covered the 22.5-point spread as favorites. Gonzaga cruised to victory on Saturday, running San Diego out of the gym and running up an 81-50 score at McCarthey Athletic Center.
BYU lost its last outing, a 64-57 result against St. Mary's on February 21. They covered in that game as an 8.5-point underdog. BYU got 25 points from Brandon Davies on the way to a 64-57 loss against St. Mary's on Thursday at McKeon Pavilion.
Gonzaga Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 10-0
Before playing Portland are 9-1
After playing San Diego are 8-2
After a win are 9-1
BYU Cougars Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Loyola Marymount are 3-1
After playing St. Mary's are 4-2
After a loss are 8-2
A few Bulldogs at Cougars trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Gonzaga's last 5 games on the road
Gonzaga is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Gonzaga is 6-13-1 ATS in its last 20 games on the road
BYU is 20-2 SU in its last 22 games at home
BYU is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of BYU's last 6 games
BYU is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Gonzaga home to Portland, Saturday, March 2
BYU at Loyola Marymount, Saturday, March 2