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NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends - BYU Cougars Underdogs vs St. Mary's Gaels

BYU Cougars

vs

St. Mary's Gaels
Saturday, January 17, 2015 11:00 PM ET
McKeon Pavilion

BYU takes to the basketball court against St. Mary's on Saturday, hoping to send the Gaels to a loss while covering the college basketball betting point spread at McKeon Pavilion.

BYU Cougars vs St. Mary's Gaels Opening Odds and Betting Line

The BYU Cougars were listed as 1.5-point underdogs at many online Sportsbooks, including the odds makers at 5Dimes.

BYU Cougars vs St. Mary's Gaels Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 14-3 and 10-3-2 ATS St. Mary's Gaels will face the 15-5 BYU Cougars, who own a 8-11 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the St. Mary's Gaels are 4-6 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the BYU Cougars are 10-4-1.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 38-ranked St. Mary's Gaels and the No. 16-rated BYU Cougars in this matchup.

How BYU Cougars vs St. Mary's Gaels Stats Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and BYU is ranked No. 23 in NCAA basketball at 39.1 per game. Contrast that with St. Mary's's No. 56 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, St. Mary's is the No. 62-ranked team in the country at 7.18 per game, while BYU rates No. 7 at 9.25 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Cougars got a terrific 26-point effort from Tyler Haws as BYU defeated Pacific 93-80 on Thursday at Spanos Center.

The Gaels grabbed a 70-58 win over the Toreros on Thursday, behind a 25-point effort from Brad Waldow at McKeon Pavilion.

BYU Cougars vs St. Mary's Gaels Betting Odds Trends

BYU is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
BYU is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
BYU is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
BYU is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
St. Mary's is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
St. Mary's is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
St. Mary's is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing BYU
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Mary's's last 5 games when playing BYU

Next Betting Matchups

BYU at San Diego, Saturday, January 24th
St. Mary's at Gonzaga, Thursday, January 22nd

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