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College Basketball Matchup - San Diego Toreros BYU Cougars Odds Preview

BYU CougarsSan Diego Toreros
Jan 16, 10:00 PM | Jenny Craig Pavilion

BYU Cougars vs San Diego Toreros Odds


The visiting Cougars hope to send their backers to the pay window on Monday as they look to cover the spread at Jenny Craig Pavilion against the San Diego Toreros.

The Cougars will try to spoil to the party on Monday; they are 8-7 ATS against the number this season, while the Toreros are 5-8 ATS. BYU is 7-8 on the totals; San Diego is 6-7.

View BYU vs San Diego Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Cougars are listed as 15.5-point favorites at many online sportsbooks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Toreros, most recently No. 286 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Cougars, who rate No. 7 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 87-65 victory for the Cougars.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features San Diego's No. 223-ranked scoring average of 65.9 PPG, against a Cougars defense rated No. 116 and allowing 64.4 PPG. The Toreros FG% has averaged 43.1% to date this season, less than the Cougars shooters have managed so far (49.2% per game).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, BYU owns the country's No. 89-rated mark, allowing 66.5 points per game on the highway. San Diego, on the other hand, rates No. 242 in scoring at home.

In their last action, BYU was a 95-78 winner at home against Santa Clara. They failed to cover the 19-point spread as favorites. Brandon Davies scored 23 points leading the Cougars to a 95-78 victory over Santa Clara at Marriott Center on Saturday.

San Diego was a 75-62 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Santa Clara. They covered the 9.5-point spread as underdogs. The Toreros got a terrific 26-point effort from Johnny Dee as San Diego defeated Santa Clara 75-62 on Thursday at Leavey Center.

BYU Cougars Trends:
When playing on Monday are 10-0
Before playing Loyola Marymount are 1-1
After playing Santa Clara are 1-1
After a win are 8-2

San Diego Toreros Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Portland are 5-5
After playing Santa Clara are 5-5
After a win are 2-8

A few Cougars at Toreros trends to consider:
BYU is 15-6 SU in its last 21 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of BYU's last 6 games on the road
BYU is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
San Diego is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
San Diego is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
BYU home to Loyola Marymount, Thursday, January 19
San Diego at Portland, Thursday, January 19