BYU vs. St. Mary's - 2/4/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Mary's Gaels (18-2) at BYU Cougars (16-7)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Marriott Center)
The Line: BYU Cougars -1.5 -- Over/Under: 153 See the Latest Odds
The BYU Cougars and the Saint Mary’s Gaels face off on Thursday in West Coast Conference action.
The BYU Cougars are 16-7 this season and they have won three of their last four games. BYU is averaging 83 points per game and they are shooting 45.6 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 74.5 points and their opponents are shooting 42.8 percent. Chase Fischer leads the Cougars averaging 18 points per game. Kyle Collinsworth is averaging 15.1 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 7.5 assists, Nick Emery is averaging 15 points, and Kyle Davis is averaging 12.9 points and 9.0 rebounds. BYU is 11-0 at home and 7-3 in the WCC.
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The St. Mary’s Gaels are 18-2 this season and they have won their last four games. St. Mary’s is averaging 78 points per game and they are shooting 53.5 percent while defensively they are allowing 59.8 points and their opponents are shooting 40.6 percent. Emmett Naar leads the Gaels averaging 13.9 points per game. Dane Pineau is averaging 11.1 points and 8.0 rebounds, Calvin Hermanson is averaging 11 points, and Joe Rahon is averaging 10 points and 6.6 assists. Saint Mary’s is 3-2 on the road and 9-1 in the WCC.
BYU is 5-0-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, 7-2-1 against the spread in their last 10 home games, and 1-4 against the spread against a team with a winning record. St. Mary’s is 7-2 against the spread against a team with a winning record, 11-5 against the spread in their last 16 road games, and 0-5 against the spread against the WCC. The home team has covered the point spread in four of the last five meetings of these two.
The total in this one is set at 153 and I have this one soaring over that number and the over is my free pick.