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Gonzaga Bulldogs vs BYU Cougars in college hoops odds

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March 3, 11:30 PM | Orleans Arena

BYU Cougars vs Gonzaga Bulldogs Odds


The Bulldogs hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the BYU Cougars pay a visit to Orleans Arena on the college basketball betting menu.

It's a game in the West Coast Tournament, which will decide the conference title, not to mention deciding which teams make the Field of 68. This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Orleans Arena.

The Cougars will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 14-14 ATS against the number this season, while the Bulldogs are 12-16 ATS. BYU is 11-17 on the totals; Gonzaga is 7-20-1.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 14 (Bulldogs) and the No. 12 (Cougars) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 83-81 result in favor of the Cougars has been projected by the scores prediction engine.


How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Gonzaga has the nation's No. 48-rated offensive output, at 73.9 PPG. The visiting Cougars defense ranks No. 157 allowing on average 66.3 PPG. The Bulldogs FG% has averaged 47.2% so far, more than the Cougars marksmen have achieved on the year, 47% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, BYU owns the country's No. 110-rated mark, allowing 67.6 points per game on the highway. Gonzaga, on the other hand, rates No. 65 in scoring at home.

BYU was a 73-68 winner in their most recent outing at home against San Diego. They failed to cover the 14-point spread as favorites. The Cougars got 19 points from Noah Hartsock as BYU ran past San Diego 73-68 on Friday at Orleans Arena.

Gonzaga was a 92-60 winner in its last match at home against Longwood. The Bulldogs blew out Longwood on Monday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 92-60 win at McCarthey Athletic Center.