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(13-7) Saint Mary’s Gaels vs. BYU Cougars (12-9)
Date: Thursday, January 24, 2019
Time: 11:00 PM ET
Venue: Marriott Center, Provo, Utah
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Saint Mary’s Gaels -2.5
CBB Betting Total: 153.5
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This West Coast Conference game features the Saint Mary’s Gaels and the BYU Cougars.
These teams met just over two weeks ago, a game that resulted in a Gaels blowout win.
Saint Mary’s Gaels
The Gaels enter this contest on a winning streak of four games. They are now 5-1 in the West Coast and are currently tied for second. a win over the Cougars would help the Gaels keep pace with Gonzaga.
The Gaels are scoring about 77.5 points per game this season. They shoot the ball at a very good 48.5% and an eleventh best 39.5% from three point range. They also shoot 75.8% from the free throw line. If the Gaels can stay hot from the field, they will cruise to an easy win and a season sweep.
The Gaels are one of the better defensive teams this season as they allow just 65.2 points per game. They hold their opponents to 30% from deep range and limit them to 27.2 rebounds. Look for the Gaels to focus on creating turnovers, giving their offense a chance for some easy buckets.
The Cougars saw their three game winning streak snapped in their last game when they were blown out by San Francisco. They now sit fourth in the conference with their 4-2 record and will get a chance to avenge one of their earlier losses with a win over the Gaels.
The Cougars have a pretty good offense this season as they are scoring about 82.5 points per game. They are also shooting the ball at a high percentage, coming in at 47.9% from the field. If the Cougars are going to split the season series with the Gaels, they will need Yoeli Childs to have a monster game. Childs is scoring 22.3 points per game and is shooting 54.5% from the field.
The Cougars are struggling on defense as they are allowing 78.3 points per game. They allowed 88 to the Gaels in their first meeting, so the key for the Cougars is holding the Gaels under 80 points at the very least to keep them in this game.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Favorite is 10-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings.
- Home team is 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings.
- BYU are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall.
- SMC are 11-3-1 ATS in their last 15 Thu. games.
Free Saint Mary’s Gaels vs. BYU Cougars NCAAB Prediction:
Saint Mary’s dominates the Cougars once again and pick up another road win.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Saint Mary’s Gaels -2.5
The Gaels beat the Cougars the first time around by 22. Look for the Gaels to win once again by double digits.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Saint Mary’s 81 – BYU 70
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