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NCAAB Odds: BYU vs. Gonzaga

The BYU Cougars and the Gonzaga Bulldogs battle in Southeast Region second round play today with a spot in the Round of 16 st stake.

Gonzaga is the 11 seed, but after a dominant effort against St. John's, they are favored by 2 points over Jimmer Fredette and BYU.

The Zags are huge down low and without Brandon Davies, BYU lacks the musclel to counteract them. The public likes BYU but smart money is creeping up on Gonzaga here.

View Gonzaga vs BYU Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 24-rated Gonzaga taking on the No. 10-rated Cougars in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 87-85 win for the Cougars on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bulldogs rank No. 49 in NCAA Division 1 with 37.6 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. 18-ranked team at 8.2 per game, while the Bulldogs rate No. 203 with 5.9 per game.

Defensively, Gonzaga features the nation's No. 102-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.2 points per game. BYU, meanwhile, comes in at No. 24 nationally in scoring at home.

Gonzaga was an 86-71 winner in their most recent outing on the road against St. John's. They covered the 1–point spread as favorites. The Bulldogs grabbed an 86-71 win over the Red Storm on Thursday, behind a 24-point effort from Marquise Carter at Pepsi Center.

BYU won its last outing, a 74-66 result against Wofford on March 17. They earned a push in that game as an 8-point favorite.

Gonzaga Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
After playing St. John's are 1-1
After a win are 9-1

BYU Cougars Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After playing Wofford are 0-1
After a win are 8-2


A few Bulldogs at Cougars trends to consider:
BYU is 21-3 SU in its last 24 games

 

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