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2023 NCAA Basketball Handicapping Cougars vs. Saint Mary’s
- (19-14) BYU Cougars vs. Saint Mary’s Gaels (25-6)
- Date: Monday, March 6th
- Time: 9:00 ET
- Venue: Orleans Arena, Las Vegas
- CBB Moneyline Odds: Cougars +240 | Gaels -300
- NCAAB Betting ATS Odds: BYU +6.5 | Saint Mary’s -6.5 (Bet Now!)
- CBB Betting Total: O/U 131.5
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At this point, BYU heads into their matchup vs Saint Mary’s with a record of 19-14 and riding a 3 game win streak. Meanwhile, in their 10 road games this season, BYU has a record of 3-7.
Having been the underdog in 12 games, BYU has gone 3-9 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +6.5 underdogs on the spread.
At this moment, BYU currently has a record of 9-9 in West Coast action. In non-conference games, the team has a mark of 10-5.
Coming into the game, Rudi Williams is the team leader in scoring, averaging 12.8 points per game. In addition to his scoring, Williams is grabbing 2.7 rebounds and adding 2.8 assists. BYU’s second leading scorer is Fousseyni Traore, who has hit 61.1% of his field goal attempts and is averaging 13.0 points per game.
The Cougars offense heads into the game, ranked 129th in the NCAA at 73.7 points per contest. In addition, BYU’s offensive attack is heavily reliant on getting the ball inside, as 62.87% of their shots have come inside the arc. So far, the team is ranked 136th in overall field goal percentage at 45.2%. When the Cougars have taken 3-point shots, they are hitting 35.4% of their looks.
In terms of pace, BYU is below the NCAA average in possessions per game, averaging just 68.6 per contest, placing them just 394th in college basketball. Currently, the team is one of the better rebounding teams in the country, at 39.2 rebounds per contest. This figure includes 10.8 offensive boards per game.
Saint Mary’s Gaels
At this point, Saint Mary’s holds a 25-6 record. Presently, the Gaels have been the home team 21 times, sitting with a record of 17-4.
Getting ready to play for the 27 times as the favorite, the Gaels have gone 23-4 in those matchups. Playing at home, Saint Mary’s comes into this game as -6.5 point favorites.
At this moment, Saint Mary’s currently has a record of 14-2 in West Coast action. In non-conference games, the team has a mark of 11-4.
Coming into the game, Logan Johnson is the team leader in scoring, averaging 14.6 points per game. In addition to his scoring, Johnson is grabbing 4.9 rebounds and adding 3.7 assists. Saint Mary’s’ second leading scorer is Aidan Mahaney, who has hit 44.0% of his field goal attempts and is averaging 14.6 points per game.
Gaels Key Stats
Currently, Saint Mary’s’ offense heads into today’s matchup averaging just 69.8 points, which places them 246th in the NCAA. In addition, Saint Mary’s’ offensive attack is heavily reliant on getting the ball inside, as 63.79% of their shots have come inside the arc. So far, the team is ranked 81st in overall field goal percentage at 46.3%. When the Gaels have taken 3-point shots, they are hitting 35.0% of their looks.
In terms of pace, Saint Mary’s is below the NCAA average in possessions per game, averaging just 64.4 per contest, placing them just 630th in college basketball. Currently, Saint Mary’s’ 33.8 rebounds per contest is one of the lower figures in the NCAA. So far, the Gaels are averaging 8.6 offensive boards per game.
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BYU Cougars vs. Saint Mary’s Gaels CBB Betting Trends
- First, BYU is 4-1 vs. the spread in their last 5 games. The Cougars are 3-2 straight up in these matchups.
- Second, BYU is 6-4 ATS in their last 10 games on the road, going 5-5 SU.
- At this point, Cougars are 0-3 SU in their last 3 games as the underdog. They are 3-0 vs. the spread in these contests.
- Also, Gaels are 3-0 SU in their last 3 games as the favorite. They are 1-2 vs. the spread in these contests.
Free BYU Cougars vs. Saint Mary’s Gaels CBB Betting Pick:
Free Spread Prediction: BYU Cougars +6.5
After running our analysis on this game, we’ve identified the best side to take on the spread. Currently, the oddsmakers have Saint Mary’s as the favorites with a line coming in at -6.5. However, based on how these team’s matchup, we see this number being too high and like the BYU Cougars to cover. Both teams have knocked down the 3-point shot at a rate similar to the NCAA average this season with Saint Mary’s at 7.16 made 3’s per game compared to BYU at 7.88. Look for BYU to put together a strong enough defensive effort to cover the spread vs the Gaels.
Free BYU vs. Saint Mary’s CBB Betting Pick: BYU ATS
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