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College baskeball point spread favors Cougars in battle with Dons

BYU CougarsSan Francisco Dons
Jan 5, 10:00 PM | War Memorial Gymnasium

BYU Cougars vs San Francisco Dons Odds

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The San Francisco Dons will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the BYU Cougars at War Memorial Gymnasium in NCAA basketball action.

The Cougars will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 7-7 ATS against the number this season, while the Dons are 7-3 ATS. BYU is 3-5-1 on the totals; San Francisco is 3-5-1.

View BYU vs San Francisco Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Cougars were listed as 2.5-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 26-rated BYU taking on the No. 186-rated Dons in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 82-74 win for the Cougars on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Cougars rank No. 14 in NCAA Division 1 with 41.7 per game. That compares with San Francisco’s No. 186 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where San Francisco is college basketball's No. 101-ranked team at 6.9 per game, while the Cougars rate No. 181 with 6.1 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, BYU owns the country's No. 315-rated mark, allowing 79.2 points per game on the highway. San Francisco, on the other hand, rates No. 142 in scoring at home.

BYU was a 92-51 winner in its last match at home against Loyola Marymount. They covered the 14.5-point spread as favorites. BYU cruised to victory on Thursday, running Loyola Marymount out of the gym and running up a 92-51 score at Marriott Center.

San Francisco was a 74-69 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Santa Clara. They covered the 8-point spread as underdogs. The Dons endured a 74-69 loss at the hands of the Broncos on Wednesday, despite a 17-point effort from Cole Dickerson at Leavey Center.

BYU Cougars Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Pepperdine are 6-1
After playing Loyola Marymount are 3-1
After a win are 7-3

San Francisco Dons Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing San Diego are 5-5
After playing Santa Clara are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few Cougars at Dons trends to consider:
BYU is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
BYU is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
San Francisco is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games at home
San Francisco is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
San Francisco is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing BYU

Next up:
BYU home to Pepperdine, Thursday, January 10
San Francisco home to San Diego, Thursday, January 10