The BYU Cougars and the Gonzaga Bulldogs meet in college basketball action from the McCarthey Athletic Center on Saturday night. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.
Gonzaga is listed as an 11.5-point home favorite with a ML price of -800. The total for this game is set at 155.5 points.
For BYU, Hao Dong is out until late February with an ankle injury while Trevin Knell is out for the season with a shoulder injury. Gonzaga hasn’t announced any new injuries coming into this game.
Gonzaga’s 75-74 win back on January 12th, 2023, made it six straight wins for Gonzaga over BYU in this head-to-head matchup.
BYU is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games after allowing 90 points or more in their previous game and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 road games against a team with a home winning percentage above .600. Gonzaga is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-7-1 ATS in their last 9 games following an ATS win while the under is 6-2 in their last 8 games following a win.
I’m backing the over here. I’m done trusting Gonzaga to cover spreads as they never do when I back them, but I do think Gonzaga can put up points as they have pretty much all year long. On the other side, BYU always shows up to compete in this matchup whether they end up with the win or not, and even if Gonzaga scores well into the 80s here, BYU should be able to do enough to help push us over this total. Give me the over here.