Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Gaels vs. Cougars CBB Odds
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2022 NCAA Basketball Handicapping
(6-2) St. Mary’sGaels vs. BYU Cougars (7-1)
Date: Sunday January 8th, 2021
Time: 10:00 PM ET
Venue: Marriott Center, Provo, UT
CBB Moneyline Odds: Gaels +120 | Cougars -130
CBB Betting ATS Odds: STM +1.5 | BYU -1.5 (Bet Now!)
CBB Betting Total: O/U 132.5
The rapidly improving Big West Conference will see two of it’s premier squads cross paths early when the BYU Cougars host the St. Mary’s Gaels this weekend.
HISTORY: BYU and Utah State have met in every season since 1957. The Cougars lead the all-time series 72-49, winning the last nine meetings.
BYU will be favored to win at home here.
St. Mary’s Gaels
St. Mary’s will be taking the floor for the first time in 2022 after coming out strong during non-conference play. The Gaels picked up victories over Notre Dame, Oregon, and Utah State, and should be threats to dance this March.
Matthias Tias leads an experienced Gaels squad. The 6’10 senior mans the middle, and he scored a season-high 27 points in the win over Missouri State. If he can avoid foul trouble he should give the BYU frontcourt some trouble.
Tommy Kuhse’s sixth season in the Bay area has gotten off to a good start. He sets the tempo on both sides of the ball, and scores 10.1 ppg, while leading the team in assists (3.3).
Logan Johnson is a defensive stud who averages nearly two steals per game, but he finally had an offensive outburst, scoring 26 points to help the Gaels take down Yale a few weeks ago.
Senior big Kyle Bowen joins Tias up front, and he leads the team with 6.5 rpg.
BYU enjoyed a sucessful non-conference slate, picking up victories over San Diego State, Oregon, and arch rivals Utah and Utah State. The Cougars have won three straight games, including their Big West opener against Pacific at home.
The Cougars are spearheaded by super senior Alex Barcello. The 6’2 guard has remained consistent on both sides of the ball, and he’s shooting well, hitting three or more treys in five of his last seven games. Barcello leads BYU with 17.2 ppg.
Veteran guard Te’Jon Lucas transferred in after leading Milwaukee U in scoring, and he’s second on the team with 10.1 ppg, while leading the team with 4.8 apg.
Fousseyni Traore anchors the BYU lineup, and he leads the team with 7.6 rpg. Gideon George and Caleb Lohner bring even more length and versatility to the lineup, and they both averaging over six boards per game.
CBB Betting Trends:
- STM is 10-5 ATS in their last 15 games.
- is 7-3 in Aggies last 10 games following a ATS win.
- The under is 10-3 in St. Mary’s last 13 games.
Free St. Mary’s Gaels vs. BYU Cougars NCAAB Prediction: St. Mary’s to Win
Utah State has been getting closer and closer to ending the Cougars win streak over them. The past three meetings have been decided by less than five points, and the Aggies were gold in these spots last season.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: St. Mary’s ML
BYU looked shaky against Pacific early, and that’s been a tread for them this season. As we saw in their matchup with Creighton, if they fall behind early against an experienced team, things can get ugly. St. Mary’s comes in well-rested, and they scare both BYU and Gonzaga yearly, defeating the Cougars twice over the past three seasons. Defense travels, and so does experience.
Take a late night swing on St. Mary’s moneyline Saturday night.
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