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San Francisco Dons visit BYU Cougars in NCAAB hoops battle

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Jan 7, 6:00 PM | Marriott Center

San Francisco Dons vs BYU Cougars Odds


College basketball wagering interest will be high on Saturday when the Dons of San Francisco hit the hard court against the Cougars of BYU.

The Cougars bring a 13-4 record (7-6 ATS) to this tilt against the 10-6 Dons, who are 3-8 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed BYU go 6-7 so far and the Dons go 8-3.

View San Francisco vs BYU Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Cougars are listed as 16.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Cougars - Dons odds would favor the Cougars if the lines were set according to our power ranks. BYU is rated No. 11 in the current Odds Shark poll, while San Francisco is at No. 167. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 87-77 win for the Cougars.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and BYU has the nation's No. 16-rated offensive output, at 79.8 PPG. The visiting Dons defense ranks No. 187 allowing on average 67.4 PPG. The Cougars FG% has averaged 48.5% so far, more than the Dons marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.3% per game.

Defensively, San Francisco features the nation's No. 247-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.2 points per game. BYU, meanwhile, comes in at No. 17 nationally in scoring at home.

San Francisco was an 87-74 winner in their most recent outing at home against Morgan State. San Francisco earned an 87-74 victory over Morgan State on Tuesday, getting 19 points from Perris Blackwell at War Memorial Gymnasium.

In their last action, BYU was a 73-65 winner on the road against Loyola Marymount. They failed to cover the 9–point spread as favorites. The Cougars got 21 points from Noah Hartsock as BYU ran past Loyola Marymount 73-65 on Thursday at Gersten Pavilion.

San Francisco Dons Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing St. Mary's are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

BYU Cougars Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Santa Clara are 2-0
After playing Loyola Marymount are 1-1
After a win are 7-3

A few Dons at Cougars trends to consider:
San Francisco is 7-15 SU in its last 22 games on the road
BYU is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games at home
BYU is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
San Francisco at St. Mary's, Monday, January 9
BYU home to Santa Clara, Saturday, January 14