San Diego Toreros vs BYU Cougars Odds
The BYU Cougars will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the San Diego Toreros at Orleans Arena on Friday in NCAA hoops play.
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. The game is being played at Orleans Arena, which makes it technically a neutral site match.
BYU will face the 14-17 Toreros, who own a 15-12 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Cougars are 10-14-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Toreros are 9-11 favoring the OVER.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Cougars at No. 60 and the Toreros at No. 235 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 77-68 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. 19-ranked scoring average of 76.7 PPG, against a Toreros defense rated No. 176 and allowing 66.5 PPG. The Cougars FG% has averaged 45.8% to date this season, more than the Toreros shooters have managed so far (43.6% per game).
Defensively, San Diego features the nation's No. 120-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.3 points per game. BYU, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 nationally in scoring at home.
San Diego was a 62-59 winner in their most recent outing at home against Pepperdine. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as favorites. The Toreros grabbed a 62-59 win over the Waves on Thursday, behind a 16-point effort from Johnny Dee at Orleans Arena.
BYU won its last outing, a 73-70 result against Loyola Marymount on March 2. They failed to cover in that game as an 8.5-point favorite. BYU earned a 73-70 victory over Loyola Marymount on Saturday, getting 24 points from Tyler Haws at Gersten Pavilion.