BYU Cougars (9-2) at Gonzaga Bulldogs (10-0)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 8:30 pm (McCarthey Athletic Center)
The Line: Gonzaga Bulldogs -18.5 -- Over/Under: 163.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The BYU Cougars and Gonzaga Bulldogs meet Thursday in college basketball action at the McCarthey Athletic Center.
The BYU Cougars look for another win to build on their four-game winning streak. The BYU Cougars are averaging 78.9 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 67.4 points on 40.5 percent shooting. Alex Barcello is averaging 16.9 points and 4.6 rebounds while Matt Haarms is averaging 11 points and 0.8 assists. Brandon Averette is the third double-digit scorer and Connor Harding is dishing 2.1 assists. The BYU Cougars are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 67.8 percent from the free throw line. The BYU Cougars are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.2 rebounds per game.
The Gonzaga Bulldogs look for another win to build on their 10-0 record. The Gonzaga Bulldogs are averaging 95.1 points on 55.4 percent shooting and allowing 72.4 points on 42.6 percent shooting. Corey Kispert is averaging 21.6 points and 2.2 assists while Drew Timme is averaging 18.4 points and 7.3 rebounds. Jalen Suggs is the third double-digit scorer and Joel Ayayi is grabbing eight rebounds. The Gonzaga Bulldogs are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 70.4 percent from the free throw line. The Gonzaga Bulldogs are allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.9 rebounds per game.
The Cougars are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 19-7 ATS in their last 26 Thursday games. Bulldogs are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games. The over is 5-0 in Cougars last 5 overall. The over is 39-14 in Bulldogs last 53 overall. The home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The favorite is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are a buzzsaw right now and not a team you should be looking to step in front of based on them having the best offense on the planet. However, the BYU Cougars are playing great basketball in their own right, are top-100 offensively and did beat Gonzaga when these teams last met back in February. BYU has the horses on the offensive side to hang around here and make this game at the very least interesting. Ton of points. I'll take BYU in the underdog role.