Gonzaga vs. BYU - 2/28/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
BYU Cougars (22-8) at Gonzaga Bulldogs (29-1)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 10:00 pm (McCarthey Athletic Center)
The Line: Gonzaga Bulldogs -12 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The BYU Cougars and Gonzaga Bulldogs square off Saturday night at the Chiles Center.
The BYU Cougars hope to finish strong after winning five straight games. On the season, BYU is averaging 82.5 points on 46.1 percent shooting and is allowing 72.4 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Tyler Haws is averaging 22.3 points and 4.4 rebounds while Anson Winder is averaging 13.7 points and 3.7 rebounds. Kyle Collinsworth is dishing 5.9 assists and Chase Fischer is shooting 42.1 percent. The BYU Cougars have four double-digit scorers, and they’re shooting 77.7 percent from the line and 38.5 percent from deep. Defensively, BYU is allowing 32.1 percent shooting from downtown and has given up 62 or less points in three of its last six games.
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The Gonzaga Bulldogs hope to finish the regular season on a massive winning streak. On the season, Gonzaga is averaging 77.9 points on 52.1 percent shooting and is allowing 59.8 points on 38.4 percent shooting. Kyle Wiltjer is averaging 17 points and 5.7 rebounds while Kevin Pangos is averaging 11.7 points and five assists. Przemek Karnowski is grabbing six rebounds and Byron Wesley is dishing 2.4 assists. The Gonzaga Bulldogs have four double-digit scorers, and they’re shooting 70.1 percent from the line and 40.4 percent from downtown. Defensively, Gonzaga is allowing 32.1 percent shooting from deep and has given up 60 or less points in four of its last five games.
The Cougars are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 road games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Bulldogs are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 13-6-2 ATS in their last 21 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record. The Cougars are 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Gonzaga and 1-6-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings overall.
BYU is playing some of its best ball right now and has the offense to compete with Gonzaga. I'll take my chances here with the double-digit points.