Gonzaga vs BYU Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Saturday, February 11, 2023

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The BYU Cougars (16-11, 6-6 WCC) will attempt to break a three-game road losing skid at the Gonzaga Bulldogs (20-5, 9-2 WCC) on Saturday, February 11, 2023 at 10:00 PM ET.

The Bulldogs are currently sizable 13-point favorites against the Cougars. The over/under for the game is 156.

Gonzaga vs. BYU Odds

Point Spread for Gonzaga vs. BYU

The spread for this matchup is set at 13 points, with oddsmakers listing Gonzaga as the favorite.

Gonzaga vs. BYU Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Gonzaga has -925 odds to pick up the win, while BYU is listed at +613 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 156 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Saturday, February 11, 2023
  • Game Time: 10:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN2
  • Location: Spokane, Washington
  • Arena: McCarthey Athletic Center

Gonzaga vs. BYU Betting Trends

Gonzaga has played 24 games, with nine wins against the spread. The Bulldogs have been favorites in 19 games this season and have come away with the win 16 times (84.2%) in those contests. Gonzaga has gone over the point total in 52% of its opportunities this year (13 times in 25 games with a set point total).

BYU has played 25 games, with 12 wins, against the spread. The Cougars have been the underdog on the moneyline 10 total times this season. They’ve gone 3-7 in those games. BYU’s games this season have hit the over on 12 of 25 set point totals (48%).

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Gonzaga vs. BYU Key Players to Watch

Gonzaga

Drew Timme puts up 21.2 points and 7.4 rebounds per contest — both team highs. He is also averaging 3.2 assists, shooting 60.6% from the field. Anton Watson is averaging 10.9 points, 2.1 assists and 5.8 rebounds per game. Julian Strawther is putting up 14.1 points, 1.0 assists and 6.7 rebounds per game. Rasir Bolton posts 11.0 points, 1.8 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game. Defensively, he delivers 0.9 steals and 0.1 blocked shots.

BYU

Fousseyni Traore is the Cougars’ top scorer (12.8 points per game) and rebounder (8.1), and produces 1.3 assists. The Cougars get 11.3 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game from Gideon George. Rudi Williams gives the Cougars 12.2 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game. He also puts up 0.9 steals and 0.1 blocked shots. Jaxson Robinson gets the Cougars 8.7 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game. He also puts up 0.7 steals and 0.6 blocked shots.

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What you need to know about the Gonzaga Bulldogs

Gonzaga and its WCC opponents have combined to hit the over five out of 11 times this season. The Bulldogs are giving up 73.7 points per game this season (293rd-ranked in college basketball), but they’ve really thrived offensively, scoring 86.2 points per contest (best). So far this season, Gonzaga is pulling down 33.8 rebounds per game (73rd-ranked in college basketball) and allowing 28.9 rebounds per contest (65th-ranked).

The Bulldogs are averaging 93.4 points per game in home games. In road games, they are averaging 79.7 points per contest. Gonzaga ranks 19th-best in college basketball with a three-point shooting percentage of 38.2%. It ranks 148th in college basketball by sinking 7.7 treys per contest. The Bulldogs are 270th in the country with 8.0 treys allowed per game so far this season. Meanwhile, they rank 214th with a 34.2% shooting percentage allowed from beyond the arc.

The Bulldogs have a 4-6 record against the spread while finishing 8-2 overall over their past 10 contests. Gonzaga has gone over the total in four of its last 10 games. Gonzaga has seen a decrease in scoring lately, putting up 85.3 points per game in its last 10 contests, 0.9 points fewer than the 86.2 it has scored this season. Gonzaga has been a little suspect on the defensive end of the floor of late, giving up 75.4 points per game over its last 10 contests compared to the 73.7 it has surrendered this year.

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What you need to know about the BYU Cougars

BYU has covered seven times in 12 chances against the spread in conference play this season. With 75.4 points scored per game and 69.1 points allowed, the Cougars are 95th in the country offensively and 169th on defense. In 2022-23, BYU is 57th in the nation in rebounds (34.2 per game) and 25th-best in rebounds allowed (27.9).

The Cougars are putting up more points at home (75.7 per game) than away (71.6). BYU is 94th in college basketball in 3-pointers made (8.2 per game) and 213th in 3-point percentage (33.6%). The Cougars are 194th in college basketball in 3-pointers conceded (7.3 per game) and 231st in 3-point percentage defensively (34.4%).

The Cougars have a 5-5 record against the spread while finishing 4-6 overall in their past 10 contests. BYU has hit the over in five of its last 10 outings. BYU has played worse offensively in its past 10 games, posting 74.8 points per contest, 0.6 fewer points its than season average of 75.4. The Cougars are allowing 70.9 points per contest in their last 10 games, which is 1.8 more points than they are allowing for the season (69.1).

Gonzaga vs. BYU Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this contest is Gonzaga, and we project that BYU will cover the spread (Gonzaga -13). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 156 points.

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How to bet Gonzaga vs. BYU

You can bet on Gonzaga vs. BYU at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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