Free CBB Pick: Bulldogs vs Cougars NCAAB Odds
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2021 NCAA Basketball Handicapping
(18-0) #1 Gonzaga Bulldogs vs. BYU Cougars (15-4)
Date: Monday February 8, 2021
Time: 11:00 PM ET
Venue: Marriott Center, Provo, Utah
Moneyline Odds: N/A
Betting Odds: Gonzaga -11.5
Betting Total: O/U 156.5
The top ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs will hit the road for another WCC bout against the talented BYU Cougars.
Gonzaga won by 17 the last time these two squads met back in January. The Bulldogs have yet to drop a game this season and are well on their way to another conference title. BYU has been playing well as well as they’ve won six of their last seven games while claiming an impressive 15-4 overall record this year. These two teams currently sit at one and two in the conference standings.
BYU has been one of the ore consistent programs in all of college basketball in recent years, and that has proven to be the case again in 20221. The Cougars are holding sole possession of 2nd place in the WCC behind the Gonzaga Bulldogs.
With 15 wins thus far, the Cougars have won ten of their last twelve. When they traveled to Spokane to face Gonzaga earlier in the season, BYU held strong for the first half but could not keep pace with the Bulldogs’ offense.
Alex Barcello, an Arizona transfer, leads the way offensively for BYU. The junior guard averages a team-high 15.2 PPG. As a team, the Cougars are averaging just under 80 points per game and have once again been one of the most efficient teams in the country on offense. They will have to up their production against the Bulldogs and their high-powered attack.
Another big addition to this team is Matt Haarms, who is averaging a career-high 11.5 points on 55% shooting thus far. Haarms will need a big game on both ends Monday. He currently leads the team with just over a block and a half a game and will have a tall task keeping the Zags out of the paint.
The Bulldogs had their most recent game against the Santa Clara Broncos postponed due to COVID precautions as they ride into Provo with a 18-game winning streak. The Gonzaga Bulldogs’ offense is scoring an NCAA-leading 93.2 points per game which has helped the Bulldogs beat their opponents by an average of 23.5 points per game.
Corey Kispert has put together a season for the ages. Kispert is averaging 19.9 points per game on 57.3% shooting. The projected 1st-round pick is also shooting a ridiculous 49% from three point range, averaging over 6 attempts per game. If he can continue to maintain these paces, the Bulldogs are destined for a deep tournament run.
- Bulldogs are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
- Cougars are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 home games.
- Over is 13-3 in Bulldogs last 16 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
- Over is 21-7 in Bulldogs last 28 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
- Over is 14-5 in Bulldogs last 19 road games.
- Over is 21-8 in Bulldogs last 29 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
Free BYU Cougars vs. Gonzaga Bulldogs NCAAB Prediction:
The Gonzaga Bulldogs cover in this spot. BYU is a talented club, but they don’t have the speed, athleticism or defensive prowess to keep up with Gonzaga. I also the like over in a game between two very fluent offenses.
4* Free BYU Cougars vs. Gonzaga Bulldogs Betting Pick: Gonzaga -11.5, Over 156.5
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