Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Cougars vs. Bulldogs CBB Odds
Looking for BYU Cougars vs. Gonzaga Bulldogs NCAA basketball free picks & CBB odds? CBB betting sees the Cougars taking on the Bulldogs on Thursday, January 13th, 2021 at McCarthey Center in Spokane, Washington. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all college basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NCAA basketball predictions like this Cougars Bulldogs matchup.
2022 NCAA Basketball Handicapping
(6-1) BYU Cougars vs. Gonzaga Bulldogs (4-3)
Date: Thursday, January 13th, 2022
Time: 10:00 PM ET
Venue: McCarthey Center, Spokane, WA
CBB Moneyline Odds: Cougars +800 | Bulldogs -1400
CBB Betting ATS Odds: BYU +14.5 | GON -14.5 (Bet Now!)
CBB Betting Total: O/U 151.5
The BYU Cougars will travel to Spokane and take on the Gonzaga Bulldogs for their annually anticipated Big West battle this Thursday nite.
Gonzaga will favored to win at home here.
BYU has been really good this season, and they enter this one winners of six of their last seven. Their on the heels of another notable win, a 52-43 victory over St. Mary’s.
The Cougars are spearheaded by super senior Alex Barcello. The 6’2 Arizona transfer scored a season-high 28 points against Creighton, and he hit four three’s in the blowout victory over Pacific. He leads BYU with 16.6 ppg, while grabbing 3.8 rpg.
Mark Pope’s team has been a collective unit beyond Barcello, going about eight deep, with everyone contributing at a high level.
Veteran guard Te’Jon Lucas transferred in after leading Milwaukee U in scoring, and he’s second on the team with 10.1 ppg and 4.5 apg.
Youngsters Caleb Lohner and Fousseyni Traore start up front for BYU, and they both average a over 7 rpg.
Senior forward Gideon George is a defensive stud who’s impact goes beyond the stat sheet, and he’ll likely have a big role in this one.
Gonzage endured one of the toughest non-conference schedules of all-time and came away with victories over Texas, UCLA, and Texas Tech. The started West Coast Conference play with their 43rd straight win over Pepperdine.
Drew Timme returned to avenge last season’s Final Four loss and he’s off to a good start. The 6’10 All-American remains a strong presence in the front court, and he’s leads Gonzaga with 16.8 ppg, while grabbing 5.9 rpg.
Chet Holmgren joins Timme up front, and highly anticipated freshman has been consistent early. He’s been their most reliable option scoring wise, scoring 15 or more points in 12 of 15 games this season. The 7′ phenom is scoring 13.4 ppg, leads the Bulldogs in rebounding (8.4), and swats an impressive 3.5 bpg
Andrew Nembhard, like Timme, also returned to avenge last season’s loss to Baylor. The 6’5 point guard scored 24 points in the win over UCLA, and 16 points in the victory over Texas Tech. He leads the team in assists (5.2), and gives them a strong presence on both sides of the ball
Julian Strawher’s role has grown in year two substantially. The 6’7 sophomore double-doubled against Duke, and he’s up to 13.1 ppg and 6.1 rpg for the season.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Gonzaga is 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games following a ATS win.
- Cougars are 11-8 ATS in their last 19 road games.
- Over is 6-1 in Cougars last 7 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
Free BYU Cougars vs. Gonzaga Bulldogs NCAAB Prediction: BYU/GON to go Under
Spotting BYU the points in this matchup will always be appealing, but there’s safer route for this one.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Under 151.5
The magic number of 151 feels lofty for what’s annually a hard-fought game. Uncharacteristically, both teams have been stronger on the defensive end than they have offensively. They both enter with a ton of size, and it’s due to be a physical battle.
Take the under for this one, and always consider spotting a good team a massive number of points.
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