San Diego Toreros visit BYU Cougars in college basketball clash
San Diego Toreros vs BYU Cougars Odds
The BYU Cougars will hit the floor running against the visiting San Diego Toreros Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.
The Toreros will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 9-6 ATS against the number this season, while the Cougars are 9-9 ATS. San Diego is 3-5 on the totals; BYU is 4-8-1.
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Toreros were listed as 14.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 27-rated Cougars and the No. 181-ranked Toreros, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 80-73 result in favor of the Cougars.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features BYU's No. 20-ranked scoring average of 78.5 PPG, against a Toreros defense rated No. 112 and allowing 63.4 PPG. The Cougars FG% has averaged 46.2% to date this season, more than the Toreros shooters have managed so far (44.7% per game).
Defensively, San Diego features the nation's No. 56-rated defense on the road, allowing 63.4 points per game. BYU, meanwhile, comes in at No. 23 nationally in scoring at home.
San Diego was a 78-70 winner in their most recent outing at home against Loyola Marymount. They covered the 6.5-point spread as favorites. San Diego got 15 points from Johnny Dee en route to a 78-70 victory over Loyola Marymount on Wednesday at Jenny Craig Pavilion.
BYU was a 70-69 loser in their most recent outing at home against St. Mary's. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as favorites. BYU got 23 points from Tyler Haws but lost anyway, 70-69, to St. Mary's on Wednesday at Marriott Center.
San Diego Toreros Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing St. Mary's are 3-7
After playing Loyola Marymount are 4-6
After a win are 7-3
BYU Cougars Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Gonzaga are 3-1
After playing St. Mary's are 3-2
After a loss are 9-1
A few Toreros at Cougars trends to consider:
San Diego is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games on the road
BYU is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing San Diego
BYU is 16-1 SU in its last 17 games at home
BYU is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of BYU's last 5 games
San Diego at St. Mary's, Thursday, January 24
BYU at Gonzaga, Thursday, January 24