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Pacific Tigers Open as College Basketball Underdog vs BYU Cougars

Pacific looks to cover the Tigers-Cougars pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 8-12 mark when they host BYU in college basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Pacific Tigers to cover the point spread in this one found them as 9-point underdogs earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

BYU Cougars vs Pacific Tigers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The BYU Cougars will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Saturday; they are 8-9 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Pacific Tigers are 5-12 ATS. BYU Cougars are 7-9-1 on betting the total; Pacific Tigers are 5-12.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Pacific Tigers at No. 284 and the BYU Cougars at No. 28 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Pacific's No. 228 nationally ranked offense (68.3 points per game) against a BYU Cougars defense that sits as the No. 180 at 73.55 PPG. The Pacific Tigers have been averaging 40.75% from the field, less than the Cougars have managed so far this season (46.88% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The battle between the Cougars and Waves didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Pepperdine was handed a 99-70 defeat on Thursday at Marriott Center.

The Tigers got 13 points from T.J. Wallace, but it was Saint Mary's-California that prevailed in a 62-50 final on Thursday at McKeon Pavilion.

Betting Trends
  • BYU is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • BYU is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of BYU's last 6 games
  • BYU is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Pacific is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Pacific is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pacific's last 6 games
  • Pacific is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

BYU at Santa Clara, Thursday, January 26th
Pacific at Loyola Marymount, Thursday, January 26th