St. Mary's vs. BYU - 1/17/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
BYU Cougars (15-5) at St. Mary's Gaels (14-3)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 11:00 pm (McKeon Pavilion)
The Line: St. Mary's Gaels -1.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The St. Mary’s Gaels and the BYU Cougars face off on Saturday in WCC College basketball action.
The St. Mary’s Gaels are 14-3 this season and the have won their last eight games. St. Mary’s is averaging 71.1 points and they are shooting 46.2 percent while defensively they are allowing 62.8 points and their opponents are shooting 42.3 percent. Brad Waldow leads the Gaels averaging 20.1 points and 10.1 rebounds per game. Kerry Carter is averaging 13 points and 5.6 rebounds, Aaron Bright is averaging 11.9 points, and Garrett Jackson is averaging 7.1 points. St. Mary’s is 9-2 at home this season.
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The BYU Cougars are 15-5 this season and they have won their last two games. BYU is averaging 86.7 points and they are shooting 47 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 73.3 points and their opponents shoot 43.2 percent. Tyler Haws leads the Cougars averaging 22.2 points per game. Anson Winder is averaging 15.1 points, Chase Fischer is averaging 13.8 points, and Kyle Collinsworth is averaging 13.3 points, 8.6 rebounds, and 6.0 assists per game. BYU is 4-0 on the road this season.
St. Mary’s is 6-0 against the spread following a win, 4-0 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, and 8-3-1 against the spread in their last 12 home games. BYU is 3-7 against the spread against the WCC, 1-6 against the spread in their last seven games against a team with a winning record, and 6-0 against the spread in their last six road games. The underdog has covered the point spread in four of the last five meetings of these two.
St. Mary’s has been red hot and against a team with no defense like BYU it should be no issue for them at home to get the cover.