Gonzaga Bulldogs vs. BYU Cougars Pick, Odds, Prediction 1/25/14
BYU Cougars (13-8) at Gonzaga Bulldogs (17-3)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 10:00 pm (McCarthey Athletic Center)
The Line: Gonzaga Bulldogs -7.5 -- Over/Under: 160 See the Latest Odds
The Gonzaga Bulldogs and the BYU Cougars face off on Saturday in WCC college basketball.
The Gonzaga Bulldogs have gone 7-1 thus far in the WCC and are in first place in the conference standings. Gonzaga is ranked 21st in the nation and they have played the 83rd ranked schedule thus far. Kevin Pangos leads the Zags averaging 15.9 points per game. Sam Dower is averaging 14.2 points and 6.9 rebounds, Przemek Karnowski is averaging 10.2 points and 7.5 rebounds, and Gary Bell is averaging 12.1 points. Gonzaga is averaging 80.5 points and they are shooting 51.2 percent while defensively they are allowing 66.5 points and their opponents are shooting 39.7 percent. Gonzaga looks like the team to beat in the WCC.
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The BYU Cougars are 5-3 in the WCC and are tied for third place in the conference standings. BYU is coming off of a loss at Portland despite scoring 110 points and they are 5-7 away from home. Tyler Haws leads the Cougars in scoring averaging 23.6 points per game. Matt Carlino is averaging 15.1 points, Kyle Collinsworth is averaging 13.9 points and 8.3 rebounds, and Eric Mika is averaging 13 points and 6.1 rebounds. BYU is averaging 88.3 points and they are shooting 47.2 percent while defensively they are allowing 79.4 points and their opponents are shooting 41.8 percent. BYU has played the 22nd ranked schedule in the country.
Gonzaga is 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games, 16-5-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the spread, and 1-5 against the spread in their last six home games against a team with a losing road record. BYU is 4-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the spread, 0-4 against the spread after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game, and 2-5 against the spread against a team with a winning percentage over .600. The favorite is 5-0-1 against the spread in the last six meetings of these two.
The total is set at 160 and this one has no problem gettng over that. My stronger play is on who will cover the spread and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as the App.
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