At the beginning of the season was Gonzaga tabbed as Final Four material. Nothing new there. But the Bulldogs are playing at an exceptional level in the 2020-21 season. First, they’re the top scoring team with the College Basketball odds. Name brand wins over Kansas, Auburn, West Virginia, and Iowa enhances the resume. Such wins kill the skeptics ranting about a weak schedule. It is true that the West Coast Conference is not top tier. But Thursday night’s matchup against BYU is. The Cougars are a top WCC challenger. Defense remains the concern of Gonzaga backers.
BYU Cougars vs Gonzaga Bulldogs Betting Information
|Date and Time:||Thursday, January 7, 2021, 8:30 p.m. ET|
|Location:||McCarthey Athletic Center, Spokane, Washington|
|BYU at Gonzaga TV Coverage:||ESPN|
BYU Cougars at Gonzaga Bulldogs SBG Odds Overview
In this situation, Gonzaga will draw considerably more sportsbook handles. Number one in the national rankings garners attention. And Gonzaga has become a national brand. Now casual fans are comfortable with the Bulldogs. Coach Mark Few has built a nationally credible program. Sharps will look hard at BYU as a contrarian play.
BYU Cougars Team Overview
The last time out for BYU was an 87-79 home win over Weber State. However, the Cougars failed to cover as 12.5-point chalk. Over a total of 144 paid too. BYU stands at 9-2 straight up, 6-4 against the spread, and 5-5 over the total. The Cougars rank 75th for scoring offense and 116th for points allowed.
Gonzaga Bulldogs Team Overview
Late on Gonzaga has covered three of their last four. January 2 was an 85-62 home win and cover over San Francisco. Over a total of 162.5 paid too. As a result, the Zags are 10-0 straight up, 6-4 vs. the odds, and 6-4 over the total. Gonzaga ranks 1st in the nation for scoring offense and 234th for points allowed.
BYU Cougars at Gonzaga Bulldogs vs. The Line
The Cougars are:
- 25-15 against the spread overall
- 8-5 vs. the odds on the road
- 11-6 on the board in West Coast Conference games
- 16-15 vs. the line after a win
- 22-19 over the total in all games
- 6-7 under the number on the road
- 10-7 to the over in West Coast Conference games
- 17-14 over the number following a win
The Bulldogs are:
- 23-20 against the spread in all games
- 12-10 on the board at home
- 10-9 vs. the odds in West Coast Conference games
- 20-19 vs. the number after a win
- 33-10 over the total overall
- 15-7 to the over at home
- 15-4 over the number in West Coast Conference games
- 29-10 over the total following a win
BYU Cougars at Gonzaga Bulldogs Head to Head vs. Spread
Gonzaga has paid in five of their last six against BYU. While the last three in this series went over the total. Gonzaga has covered four in a row at home against BYU. And the last two in this series at Gonzaga cleared the total.
BYU Cougars at Gonzaga Bulldogs SBG Free Picks
BYU is a more complimentary team that Gonzaga. In turn, their team balance can keep them within the College basketball odds. Also, the Cougars will bring enhanced value. Too much square money is on the Zags.
BYU at Gonzaga SBG Best Bet: BYU Cougars.