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NCAA hoops odds preview - San Diego vs. BYU

San Diego TorerosBYU Cougars
9-6January 04, 2014, 09:00 | Marriott Center8-7

The BYU Cougars host San Diego on Saturday, looking to build on their 8-7 mark against the 9-6 Toreros in college hoops action at Marriott Center.

The Cougars sit at 8-7 (4-8 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Toreros are currently 9-6 (6-5 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? BYU is 3-9 OU, and San Diego is 6-4 OU.

View San Diego Toreros vs BYU Cougars Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Cougars as -13-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 132-rated San Diego taking on the No. 159-rated Cougars in this contest.

San Diego was a 65-62 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Loyola Marymount. They covered the 4-point spread as underdogs. Johnny Dee went off for 28 points and added 3 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Loyola Marymount handed San Diego a 65-62 defeat at Gersten Pavilion.

In their last action, BYU was an 80-74 loser on the road against Pepperdine. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as favorites. BYU suffered an 80-74 loss against Pepperdine on Monday, getting 20 points from Tyler Haws in a losing effort at Firestone Fieldhouse.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and BYU has the nation's No. 3-rated offensive output, at 87.27 PPG. The visiting Toreros defense ranks No. 21 allowing on average 62 PPG. The Cougars FG% has averaged 46.06% so far, more than the Toreros marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.17% per game.

A few Toreros at Cougars trends to consider:
San Diego is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
San Diego is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
San Diego is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing BYU
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Diego's last 6 games when playing BYU
BYU is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
BYU is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
BYU is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing San Diego
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of BYU's last 6 games when playing San Diego

Next up:
San Diego home to Loyola Marymount, Thursday, January 9th
BYU at Pepperdine, Thursday, January 9th