Gonzaga Bulldogs vs. BYU Cougars: January 7, 2021 Matchup Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on January 8, 2021

The BYU Cougars (8-2) will look to continue a three-game win streak when they visit the No. 1 Gonzaga Bulldogs (10-0) at 8:30 PM ET on Thursday, January 7, 2021 as 17.5-point underdogs. The Bulldogs have won 10 games in a row. The over/under is 163 in the matchup.

Betting Information

Gonzaga vs BYU Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Gonzaga -17.5 -110 -110 163 -112 -110 -2619 1128

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Total Facts

  • The Bulldogs and their opponents have scored at least 163 points — this matchup’s over/under — in six of 10 outings (60%) this season.
  • In two of 10 games (20%) this year, BYU has combined with its opponents to score at least 163 points.
  • These teams average a combined 173.2 points per game, 10.2 more points than the total of 163 set for this matchup.
  • The Bulldogs and the Cougars have seen their opponents average a combined 23.6 less points per game than the point total of 163 set in this matchup.
  • The Bulldogs average point total in matchups this season is 167.5, 4.5 points higher than the total in this game.
  • Cougars games this season have averaged a total of 145.1 points, 17.9 fewer than the point total in this matchup.

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Gonzaga Betting Information

  • Gonzaga has been good against the spread this season, posting a 6-4 record.
  • The Bulldogs have posted a losing record of 2-3 against the spread when the spread is -17.5 or higher.
  • In 6 of 10 (60%) contests this season, Gonzaga and its opponents have hit the total.

BYU Betting Information

  • BYU has a 5-3 record against the spread, covering in 62.5% of their games.
  • The Cougars have fared well as an 17.5-point underdog, going 2-0 against the spread when they are at least 17.5-point underdogs.
  • The Cougars and their opponents have hit the over in half of their games this year — 4 of 8.

Head to Head

Gonzaga vs BYU (Last 2 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/22/2020 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 91-78 BYU
1/18/2020 Gonzaga -13 153.5 -1142 +640 Regular Season 92-69 GNZG

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Gonzaga Leaders

  • Corey Kispert leads the Bulldogs in scoring, tallying 21.6 points per game to go with 4.5 rebounds and 2.2 assists.
  • Joel Ayayi is Gonzaga’s leading rebounder, pulling down 8.0 per game, while Jalen Suggs is its best passer, distributing 5.4 assists in each contest.
  • The Bulldogs get the most three-point shooting production out of Kispert, who makes 3.1 threes per game.
  • Suggs is the Bulldogs leader in steals, averaging 2.4 steals per game, while Anton Watson leads them in blocks with 1.0 per contest.

BYU Leaders

  • The Cougars’ Alex Barcello averages enough points (16.9 per game) and assists (4.8 per game) to sit atop the team’s leaderboards.
  • Caleb Lohner is at the top of the BYU rebounding leaderboard with 6.6 rebounds per game. He also scores 5.3 points and adds 1.5 assists per game.
  • Barcello’s 2.6 made threes per game lead the Cougars.
  • Brandon Averette (0.9 steals per game) and Matt Haarms (2.0 blocks per game) lead the Cougars in steals and blocks, respectively.
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