Gonzaga vs. BYU Odds & Picks: Will Zags’ Offense Be Too Much?
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- The latest odds for Gonzaga vs. BYU feature the Zags as 4-point road favorites with an over/under of 159.5 points.
- Find our preview of the Saturday night college basketball showdown in Provo, Utah complete with matchup analysis.
- You'll also find our experts' betting picks and more.
Gonzaga vs. BYU Odds
- Odds: Gonzaga -2
- Over/Under: 158.5
- Time: 10 p.m. ET
- TV: ESPN2
Gonzaga will put its 40-game WCC winning streak on the line when it travels to Provo to take on BYU.
The Zags boast an elite offense once again and blew out the Cougars in their first meeting, but BYU was without star forward Yoeli Childs.
Let’s dive into this matchup.
Odds Moves for Gonzaga-BYU
Bettors are flocking to Gonzaga, which shouldn’t be a surprise. The Zags are attracting 71% of bets and 64% of money, but that hasn’t moved the line much off -4.5.
The total has dropped from an opener of 162 to 158.5.– Steve Petrella
When Gonzaga Has the Ball
There is no possible way to downplay what Gonzaga is doing offensively, as they are the top team in the nation in adjusted efficiency. The Zags point distribution heavily favors the 2-point shot, but a shooting percentage of 39.4% from beyond the arc is a weapon Mark Few has not had to display against many teams.
Gonzaga’s last second 3-pointer for a 17-point victory left plenty of -16.5 ticket holders happy against San Francisco earlier this week.
If there is a weakness to this team, it is at the charity stripe. Gonzaga is 68% on free throws for the season for a rank of 265th.
BYU will have plenty of issues defending the Zags. The Cougars rank 240th nationally against 2-point shots and 320th in defensive blocks. Gonzaga should have no issues in transition, getting to the hoop and executing short range shots. — Collin Wilson
When BYU Has the Ball
The Cougars love to shoot the three ball with a point distribution rank of 13th in the nation from beyond the arc. BYU also ranks No. 1 in the nation in 3-point percentage at 41.9%. That number has only increased in West Coast Conference play with a long range shooting percentage of 44.5%. For the Cougars sake, they must have their best shooting day of the year to beat the Bulldogs.