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St. Mary's Gaels vs BYU Cougars Betting Preview

BYU CougarsSt. Mary's Gaels
Dec 29, 11:00 PM | McKeon Pavilion

BYU Cougars vs St. Mary's Gaels Odds

11-3TEAM RECORD11-2

Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Thursday when the St. Mary's Gaels try to run the Cougars off the court at McKeon Pavilion in college hoops action.

The Gaels bring a 11-2 record (5-2 ATS) to this tilt against the 11-3 Cougars, who are 6-4 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed St. Mary's go 4-3 so far and the Cougars go 5-5.

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Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with St. Mary's in this one will find them as 4-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 36-rated Gaels and the No. 9-ranked Cougars, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 86-85 result in favor of the Gaels.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature St. Mary's's No. 43-rated squad against BYU's No. 31-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, St. Mary's rates No. 49 in the country with 8.1 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 55 nationally with 7.9 per match.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, BYU owns the country's No. 19-rated mark, allowing 59 points per game on the highway. St. Mary's, on the other hand, rates No. 98 in scoring at home.

BYU was a 79-51 winner in its last match at home against Cal State San Marcos. The battle between the Cougars and Cougars didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Cal State San Marcos was handed a 79-51 defeat on Tuesday at Marriott Center.

In their last action, St. Mary's was a 77-61 winner at home against Missouri State. They covered the 7.5–point spread as favorites. Missouri State got 18 points from Caleb Patterson but lost anyway, 77-61, to St. Mary's on Friday at Orleans Arena.

BYU Cougars Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing San Diego are 0-1
After a win are 8-2

St. Mary's Gaels Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Pepperdine are 9-1
After a win are 8-2

A few Cougars at Gaels trends to consider:
BYU is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games on the road
BYU is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
St. Mary's is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home
St. Mary's is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games

Next up:
BYU home to San Diego, Saturday, December 31
St. Mary's at Pepperdine, Saturday, December 31

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