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BYU Cougars vs St. Mary's Gaels Betting Matchup Report

St. Mary's GaelsBYU Cougars
Jan 28, 9:00 PM | Marriott Center

St. Mary's Gaels vs BYU Cougars Odds


BYU looks to cover the Cougars-Gaels pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 18-5 mark when they host St. Mary's in college basketball action.

The Cougars bring a 18-5 record (10-9 ATS) to this tilt against the 20-2 Gaels, who are 9-7 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed BYU go 8-11 so far and the Gaels go 9-7.

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Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 3-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 9 (Cougars) and the No. 20 (Gaels) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 87-85 result in favor of the Gaels has been projected by the scores prediction engine.


How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Gaels rank No. 50 in NCAA Division 1 with 37.9 per game. That compares with BYU’s No. 17 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where BYU is college basketball's No. 74-ranked team at 7.3 per game, while the Gaels rate No. 36 with 8.1 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, St. Mary's owns the country's No. 46-rated mark, allowing 63.7 points per game on the highway. BYU, on the other hand, rates No. 17 in scoring at home.

St. Mary's was a 71-64 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Loyola Marymount. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as favorites. St. Mary's earned a 71-64 victory over Loyola Marymount on Thursday, getting 19 points from Stephen Holt at Gersten Pavilion.

BYU was a 70-68 winner in its last match on the road against Virginia Tech. They covered the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. The Cougars grabbed a 70-68 win over the Hokies on Wednesday, behind a 22-point effort from Noah Hartsock at Cassell Coliseum.

St. Mary's Gaels Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing San Diego are 8-2
After playing Loyola Marymount are 9-1
After a win are 9-1

BYU Cougars Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Gonzaga are 1-0
After a win are 7-3

A few Gaels at Cougars trends to consider:
St. Mary's is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
BYU is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
BYU is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of BYU's last 8 games

Next up:
St. Mary's home to San Diego, Thursday, February 2
BYU home to Gonzaga, Thursday, February 2