Gonzaga on the road against Cougars
The Gonzaga Bulldogs and the BYU Cougars have played to five UNDER results in a row on the college basketball betting lines as those teams hit the floor together on Thursday night.
Gonzaga and BYU have already met once this season, with the Bulldogs winning 84-69 and covering the 8.5-point spread at the sportsbooks in the process. The Bulldogs are 5-0 SU and 4-0-1 ATS in their last five games against the Cougars.
The Cougars bring a 18-10 record (10-15 ATS) to this tilt against the 23-4 Bulldogs, who are 13-12 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed BYU go 10-15 so far and the Bulldogs go 12-13.
The Cougars - Bulldogs odds would favor the Bulldogs if the lines were set according to our power ranks. BYU is rated No. 74 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Gonzaga is at No. 28.
In their last action, Gonzaga was an 86-67 winner at home against Loyola Marymount. They covered the 16.5-point spread as favorites. Sam Dower scored 25 points and helped out with 15 rebounds for Gonzaga on Saturday, leading the Bulldogs to an 86-67 victory over Loyola Marymount at McCarthey Athletic Center.
BYU was a 60-57 winner in their most recent outing on the road against St. Mary's. They covered the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. BYU got 18 points from Tyler Haws en route to a 60-57 victory over St. Mary's on Saturday at McKeon Pavilion.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and BYU has the nation's No. 1-rated offensive output, at 85.54 PPG. The visiting Bulldogs defense ranks No. 49 allowing on average 65.78 PPG. The Cougars FG% has averaged 46.87% so far, less than the Bulldogs marksmen have achieved on the year, 50.03% per game.
A few Bulldogs at Cougars trends to consider:
Gonzaga is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
Gonzaga is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Gonzaga is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing BYU
Gonzaga is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing BYU
BYU is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
BYU is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of BYU's last 10 games
BYU is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Gonzaga at San Diego, Sunday, February 23rd
BYU at Portland, Saturday, February 22nd