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BYU Cougars home to Bulldogs in NCAAB betting action

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Feb 2, 11:00 PM | Marriott Center

Gonzaga Bulldogs vs BYU Cougars Odds


BYU looks to cover the Cougars-Bulldogs pointspread on Thursday and improve its overall 18-6 mark when they host Gonzaga in college basketball action.

The Cougars are 18-6 so far on the season, and 10-10 ATS vs. the number. The Bulldogs, meanwhile, are 17-3 and 9-11 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen BYU go 8-12 and the Bulldogs go 5-14-1 on the totals.

View Gonzaga vs BYU Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Bulldogs listed as 3-point underdogs

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 10-ranked Cougars and the No. 27-rated Bulldogs in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 83-82 win for the Cougars on Thursday.


How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up BYU's No. 15 nationally ranked offense (79 points per game) against a Bulldogs defense that sits as the No. 64 at 62.7 PPG. The Cougars have been averaging 47.4% from the field, more than the Bulldogs have managed so far this season (46.3% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Gonzaga owns the country's No. 167-rated mark, allowing 70 points per game on the highway. BYU, on the other hand, rates No. 21 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Gonzaga was a 74-62 winner on the road against Portland. They failed to cover the 15-point spread as favorites. Gonzaga got 18 points from Gary Bell en route to a 74-62 victory over Portland on Thursday at Chiles Center.

BYU lost its last outing, an 80-66 result against St. Mary's on January 28. They failed to cover in that game as a 2.5-point favorite. BYU got 15 points from Noah Hartsock but lost anyway, 80-66, to St. Mary's on Saturday at Marriott Center.

Gonzaga Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 10-0
Before playing Pepperdine are 8-2
After playing Portland are 8-2
After a win are 9-1

BYU Cougars Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Portland are 2-1
After playing St. Mary's are 2-2
After a loss are 10-0

A few Bulldogs at Cougars trends to consider:
Gonzaga is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games on the road
Gonzaga is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
BYU is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of BYU's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of BYU's last 5 games at home
BYU is 18-5 SU in its last 23 games

Next up:
Gonzaga at Pepperdine, Saturday, February 4
BYU at Portland, Saturday, February 4