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BYU Cougars vs St. Mary's Gaels College Basketball Betting Preview

BYU takes to the basketball court against St. Mary's on Thursday, hoping to send the Gaels to a loss while covering the college basketball betting point spread at McKeon Pavilion.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the St. Mary's Gaels betting line as -5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

BYU Cougars vs St. Mary's Gaels Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The St. Mary's Gaels sport a record of 11-1 and 9-0 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the BYU Cougars have 8-4 and 4-4-2 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 4-5 for the St. Mary's Gaels and 7-3 for the BYU Cougars.

This game puts the St. Mary's Gaels, most recently No. 7 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the BYU Cougars, who rate No. 61 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up St. Mary's's No. 58 nationally ranked offense (79.67 points per game) against a BYU Cougars defense that sits as the No. 183 at 72.92 PPG. The St. Mary's Gaels have been averaging 53.78% from the field, more than the Cougars have managed so far this season (47.72% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Cougars got 26 points from Chase Fischer as BYU ran past Northern Iowa 84-76 on Friday at Stan Sheriff Center.

The Gaels got 16 points from Calvin Hermanson as St. Mary's ran past Utah Valley 65-50 on Monday at McKeon Pavilion.

Betting Trends
  • BYU is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of BYU's last 5 games
  • BYU is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • BYU is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • St. Mary's is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • St. Mary's is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • St. Mary's is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing BYU
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Mary's's last 7 games when playing BYU

Next Betting Matchups

BYU at Pacific, Saturday, January 2nd
St. Mary's at San Diego, Saturday, January 2nd