BYU vs San Francisco Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 2/25/23
San Francisco Dons (18-12) vs. BYU Cougars (16-14)
February 25, 2023 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: BYU Cougars -6 / San Francisco Dons +6; Over/Under: +149
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The San Francisco Dons and BYU Cougars meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Marriott Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The San Francisco Dons Betting Preview
The San Francisco Dons are averaging 75.1 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 71.7 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Khalil Shabazz is averaging 16.3 points and 5.7 rebounds, while Tyrell Roberts is averaging 15.3 points and 3.3 rebounds. Zane Meeks is the third double-digit scorer and Isaiah Hawthorne is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The San Francisco Dons are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 74.8 percent from the free throw line. The San Francisco Dons are allowing 32.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.3 rebounds per game.
The BYU Cougars Betting Preview
The BYU Cougars are averaging 75.6 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 69.8 points on 43 percent shooting. Fousseyni Traore is averaging 12.9 points and 7.8 rebounds, while Rudi Williams is averaging 12.2 points and 2.8 assists. Spencer Johnson is the third double-digit scorer and Gideon George is dishing 1.4 assists. The BYU Cougars are shooting 33.5 percent from beyond the arc and 71.2 percent from the free throw line. The BYU Cougars are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.9 rebounds per game.
San Francisco vs BYU Trends
The Dons are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Cougars are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Dons last 5 overall. The over is 4-0 in Cougars last 4 overall. The road team is 17-5 ATS in the last 22 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
The BYU Cougars are getting the benefit of the doubt because of home court, but San Francisco is no pushover, and you can argue is the better team overall. The San Francisco Dons lose in the underdog role by an average of just 2.8 points. San Fran loses on the road by an average of 2.1 points. Give me the road dog.