BYU vs. Gonzaga - 2/27/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Gonzaga Bulldogs (22-7) at BYU Cougars (22-8)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Marriott Center)
The Line: BYU Cougars -2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The BYU Cougars and the Gonzaga Bulldogs face off on Saturday in West Coast Conference college basketball action.
The BYU Cougars are 22-8 this season and they have won their last five games. BYU is averaging 84 points per game and they are shooting 46.3 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 72.7 points and their opponents are shooting 41.5 percent. Chase Fischer leads the Cougars averaging 18.1 points per game. Nick Emery is averaging 16 points, Kyle Collinsworth is averaging 15.2 points, 8.1 rebounds, and 7.5 assists, and Kyle Davis is averaging 12.5 points and 8.0 rebounds. BYU is 14-1 at home and 13-4 in the WCC.
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The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 22-7 this season and they have won two of their last three games. Gonzaga is averaging 78.9 points per game and they are shooting 48.1 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 65.8 points and their opponents are shooting 40 percent. Kyle Wiltjer leads the Zags averaging 10.8 points and 6.4 rebounds per game. Domantas Sabonis is averaging 17.3 points and 11.8 rebounds, Josh Perkins is averaging 10 points, and Eric McClellan is averaging 9.7 points. Gonzaga is 8-2 on the road and 14-3 in the WCC.
BYU is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games, 4-0 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 15-5-1 against the spread in their last 21 home games. Gonzaga is 5-2 against the spread against the WCC, 1-4 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, and 5-2 against the spread against the WCC. The home team is 9-3-1 against the spread in the last 13 meetings of these two teams.
BYU is a mild favorite here and I see them winning by a small number but by enough to cover the spread.