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St. Mary's Gaels visit BYU Cougars in NCAA Basketball wagering battle

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Jan 16, 11:00 PM | Marriott Center

St. Mary's Gaels vs BYU Cougars Odds


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

The Cougars sit at 14-4 (9-8 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Gaels are currently 13-4 (7-8 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? BYU is 4-7-1 OU, and St. Mary's is 8-4 OU.

View St Marys vs BYU Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 7-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Cougars - Gaels odds would favor the Cougars if the lines were set according to our power ranks. BYU is rated No. 27 in the current Odds Shark poll, while St. Mary's is at No. 134. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 87-85 win for the Cougars.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature BYU's No. 16-rated squad against St. Mary's's No. 115-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, BYU rates No. 177 in the country with 6.1 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 30 nationally with 8.2 per match.

Defensively, St. Mary's features the nation's No. 217-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.2 points per game. BYU, meanwhile, comes in at No. 19 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for St. Mary's, they were a 78-72 winner as they battled San Francisco at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 13-point favorite. St. Mary's got 19 points from Matthew Dellavedova en route to a 78-72 victory over San Francisco on Saturday at McKeon Pavilion.

In their last action, BYU was an 82-64 winner on the road against Santa Clara. They covered the 2-point spread as underdogs. The Cougars got 24 points from Tyler Haws as BYU ran past Santa Claran 82-64 on Saturday at Leavey Center.

St. Mary's Gaels Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Portland are 4-6
After playing San Francisco are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

BYU Cougars Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 9-1
Before playing San Diego are 2-2
After playing Santa Clara are 2-2
After a win are 8-2

A few Gaels at Cougars trends to consider:
St. Mary's is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games on the road
BYU is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
BYU is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of BYU's last 7 games
BYU is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing St. Mary's

Next up:
St. Mary's at Portland, Saturday, January 19
BYU home to San Diego, Saturday, January 19