BYU Cougars vs San Francisco Dons Preview
San Francisco Dons vs BYU Cougars Odds
The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between BYU and San Francisco on Saturday, with the host Cougars trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
The Cougars bring a 18-7 record (12-12 ATS) to this tilt against the 10-13 Dons, who are 14-5 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed BYU go 7-11-1 so far and the Dons go 7-10-1.
The Cougars were listed as 13-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 puts the Cougars, most recently No. 37 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Dons, who rate No. 212 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 81-71 victory for the Cougars.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits BYU's No. 17-ranked offense, averaging 77.6 PPG, against a Dons defense that ranks No. 235 at 69.1 PPG. The Cougars field goal percentage has averaged 46.1% so far, more than the Dons marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.1% per game.
Defensively, San Francisco features the nation's No. 101-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.2 points per game. BYU, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 nationally in scoring at home.
San Francisco was an 86-78 winner in its last match on the road against Pepperdine. They covered the 1-point spread as underdogs. The Dons got a 27-point performance from Cole Dickerson, who added 11 rebounds, as San Francisco ran past Pepperdine 86-78 on Saturday at Firestone Fieldhouse.
Last time out for BYU, they were a 74-68 loser as they battled San Diego on the road. They failed to cover in the match as an 8-point favorite. The Cougars wasted a 27-point performance from Tyler Haws in losing to San Diego 74-68 on Thursday at Jenny Craig Pavilion.
San Francisco Dons Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Portland are 3-7
After playing Pepperdine are 5-5
After a win are 6-4
BYU Cougars Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Portland are 3-3
After playing San Diego are 3-3
After a loss are 9-1
A few Dons at Cougars trends to consider:
BYU is 18-1 SU in its last 19 games at home
BYU is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing San Francisco
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of BYU's last 5 games at home
BYU is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games
San Francisco home to Portland, Thursday, February 14
BYU home to Portland, Saturday, February 16