BYU Cougars visit Gonzaga Bulldogs in NCAA Basketball wagering battle
BYU Cougars vs Gonzaga Bulldogs Odds
A key college battle sees the visiting BYU Cougars travelling to Gonzaga Thursday to take on the Bulldogs.
Supporters of the Cougars have watched them go 15-5 and 10-9 ATS on the year, while the Bulldogs are at 17-2 and 9-7-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Bulldogs are 8-7, while the Cougars have a 4-9-1 mark.
The Bulldogs were listed as 10-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 25 (Bulldogs) and the No. 31 (Cougars) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 88-83 result in favor of the Bulldogs has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Cougars rank No. 17 in NCAA Division 1 with 40.6 per game. That compares with Gonzaga’s No. 126 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Gonzaga is college basketball's No. 189-ranked team at 6 per game, while the Cougars rate No. 200 with 6 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, BYU owns the country's No. 303-rated mark, allowing 76.6 points per game on the highway. Gonzaga, on the other hand, rates No. 18 in scoring at home.
BYU was a 74-57 winner in its last match at home against San Diego. They covered the 15-point spread as favorites. Tyler Haws scored 25 points for BYU on Saturday, leading the Cougars to a 74-57 win over San Diego at Marriott Center.
In their last action, Gonzaga was a 64-63 loser on the road against Butler. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as favorites. The Bulldogs got 20 points from Elias Harris, but it was Butler that prevailed in a 64-63 final on Saturday at Hinkle Fieldhouse.
BYU Cougars Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Portland are 3-2
After playing San Diego are 3-2
After a win are 7-3
Gonzaga Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 9-1
Before playing San Francisco are 9-1
After playing Butler are 2-0
After a loss are 8-2
A few Cougars at Bulldogs trends to consider:
BYU is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games on the road
BYU is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
Gonzaga is 24-1 SU in its last 25 games at home
Gonzaga is 17-2 SU in its last 19 games
BYU at Portland, Saturday, January 26
Gonzaga home to San Francisco, Saturday, January 26