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NCAA Basketball Odds: St. Mary's Gaels vs BYU Cougars

Basketball betting fans will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the BYU Cougars try to run the St. Mary's Gaels off the court at Marriott Center in college hoops action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The BYU Cougars betting line opened as 3.5-point underdogs in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

St. Mary's Gaels vs BYU Cougars Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The BYU Cougars currently sport a 19-9 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 10-14-1 ATS. The St. Mary's Gaels are 23-3 and 13-11-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the BYU Cougars produce a 10-14-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the St. Mary's Gaels have gone 10-15 against the totals betting line.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 105 (BYU) and the No. 7 (St. Mary's) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and St. Mary's is ranked No. 160 in NCAA basketball at 35.54 per game. Contrast that with BYU's No. 3 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, BYU is the No. 202-ranked team in the country at 6.5 per game, while St. Mary's rates No. 63 at 8.62 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Gaels blew out Loyola Marymount on Thursday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 81-48 win at McKeon Pavilion.

The Cougars got 26 points from Nick Emery as BYU ran past San Diego 82-70 on Thursday at Marriott Center.

Betting Trends
  • Saint Mary's-California is 17-2 SU in its last 19 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Saint Mary's-California's last 6 games
  • Saint Mary's-California is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Saint Mary's-California is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • BYU is 1-5-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • BYU is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games
  • BYU is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • BYU is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

St. Mary's at Pepperdine, Thursday, February 23rd
BYU at Portland, Thursday, February 23rd