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BYU Cougars take on Bulldogs in NCAA Basketball Betting

The BYU Cougars will look to pick up a win while covering the point spread when they take on the Bulldogs in Gonzaga at McCarthey Athletic Center on Thursday in college basketball betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the BYU Cougars before tip-off in this one found them as 6.5-point underdogs over at Bovada earlier.

BYU Cougars vs Gonzaga Bulldogs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The BYU Cougars will look to cover the spread vs the Gonzaga Bulldogs on Thursday, as the Cougars are 7-6-2 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Bulldogs are 4-10-1 ATS. BYU is 11-4 against the total, while Gonzaga is 7-8 versus the total betting line.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Gonzaga Bulldogs rated this week at No. 48 and the BYU Cougars sitting at No. 21.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Gonzaga's No. 41-ranked offense, averaging 80.44 PPG, against a Cougars defense that ranks No. 184 at 73.71 PPG. The Bulldogs field goal percentage has averaged 49.1% so far, more than the Cougars marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.05% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Cougars got 25 points from Chase Fischer as BYU ran past San Francisco 102-92 on Saturday at Marriott Center.

Kyle Wiltjer went off for 32 points and added 4 rebounds for good measure, leading Gonzaga to a 85-74 win over Portland on Saturday at McCarthey Athletic Center.

Betting Trends
  • BYU is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • BYU is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of BYU's last 9 games
  • BYU is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • Gonzaga is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Gonzaga is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Gonzaga's last 5 games
  • Gonzaga is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

BYU at Portland, Saturday, January 16th
Gonzaga at San Diego, Saturday, January 16th

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