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

Earning a win and covering the posted point spread will be the goals for BYU when they take on the St. Mary's Gaels on Thursday in college basketball betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, St. Mary's sat as -10-point favorites over at MyBookie. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline

BYU Cougars vs St. Mary's Gaels Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The BYU Cougars will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Thursday; they are 6-6 ATS against the betting line this season, while the St. Mary's Gaels are 7-4-1 ATS. BYU Cougars are 3-8-1 on betting the total; St. Mary's Gaels are 4-8.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 22-ranked St. Mary's Gaels and the No. 33-rated BYU Cougars in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits St. Mary's's No. 144-ranked offense, averaging 74.46 PPG, against a Cougars defense that ranks No. 177 at 73 PPG. The Gaels field goal percentage has averaged 50.07% so far, more than the Cougars marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.24% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Cougars grabbed a 81-76 win over the Lions on Saturday, behind a 20-point effort from TJ Haws at Albert Gersten Pavilion.

The Gaels got 14 points from Jock Landale as Saint Mary's-California ran past San Diego 72-60 on Saturday at McKeon Pavilion.

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

Next Betting Matchups

BYU home to Pacific, Saturday, January 7th
St. Mary's at San Francisco, Saturday, January 7th

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