Gonzaga vs BYU NCAAB Odds & Betting Preview

Gonzaga vs BYU NCAAB Odds & Betting Preview

Written by on January 31, 2019

19-2 and Top 5 ranked Gonzaga heads to Provo, Utah to battle the Brigham Young Cougars on Thursday, Jan. 31. The Bulldogs haven’t lost since dropping back-to-back games to #1 Tennessee and North Carolina on the road way back in December. Will the Zags come out on top and cover on Thursday night? Or, will BYU hand them a third loss on the season?

Gonzaga vs BYU NCAAB Odds & Betting Preview

  • When: Thursday, Jan. 31 at 11:00 pm ET
  • Where: Marriott Center, Provo, UT
  • TV: ESPN 2
  • ATS Odds: Gonzaga Bulldogs -14 (-110)
  • Over/Under Total Odds: 166.5 (-110)

Why #4 Gonzaga Bulldogs are a good bet -14?

The Zags boast the top offense in college basketball. It’s better than what Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, or even Tennessee puts onto the floor. Gonzaga averages over 90 points per game. They shoot over 52% from the field.

But, Gonzaga isn’t just a run and gun team. They also play great defense. Opponents only shoot 38.6% from the field and less than 30% form three versus the Zags. They’ll dominate BYU on Jan. 31.

Team Statistics

  • Points/G: 91.4
  • Field Goal %: 52.4
  • 3-Point %: 36.6
  • Free Throw %: 75.6
  • Rebounds/G: 40.0
  • Points/G: 66.3
  • Field Goal %: 38.6
  • 3-Point %: 29.9
  • Free Throw %: 69.5
  • Rebounds/G: 29.8

Why BYU Cougars a good bet +14?

Is BYU a safe bet vs Gonzaga on Thursday night?

BYU’s 13-9 record won’t impress at first. But, then, we realize that the Cougars have gone an excellent 4-1 SU in their last 5 games. All 4 victories happened on their own court.

BYU’s also very good at home ATS, going 7-4. One thing about the Cougars? They can put the ball in the basket. They average 82 points per from close to 48% shooting from the field.

Team Statistics

  • Points/G: 82
  • Field Goal %: 47.8
  • 3-Point %: 32.2
  • Free Throw %: 73.3
  • Rebounds/G: 36
  • Points/G: 77.8
  • Field Goal %: 43.5
  • 3-Point %: 35.7
  • Free Throw %: 73.2
  • Rebounds/G: 34

NCAAB Basketball Betting Trends for #4 Gonzaga Bulldogs at BYU Cougars

  • Bulldogs are 13-3-1 ATS in their last 17 games following an SU win of more than 20 points
  • Bulldogs are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games
  • Cougars are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games
  • Cougars are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following an SU win

Gonzaga Bulldogs vs BYU Final NCAAB Betting Analysis:

BYU’s been great at home. They beat Portland, Santa Clara, Pepperdine, and St. Mary’s in 4 of their last 5 games. The Pepperdine win happened on the road. But, as good as BYU has looked versus their West Coast opponents, taking on Gonzaga’s in a different stratosphere.

The Zags are a legit National Championship caliber team. They have very few, if any, weaknesses. The loss to UNC happened at Chapel Hill, a place where very teams win while Gonzaga played well in the 3-point loss to the top team in the nation, the Tennessee Volunteers.

The Bulldogs should roll in this one. They’ll easily cover the 14 points and could push to an over 20 point victory tonight if everyone’s on the same page.

NCAAB Betting Pick: Gonzaga Bulldogs -14