Gonzaga at BYU 1/31/19 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions

Last Updated: 08/21/2019 at 11:28 AM ET

The No. 4 ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs visit the Marriot Center in Provo, Utah on Thursday to play the BYU Cougars. Gonzaga improved to 19-2 on the season following its 98-39 wipe out of Santa Clara. The Bulldogs were led by Josh Perkins with 18 points and eight assists, while every starter for the Bulldogs scored on double digits.

BYU improved its overall record to 13-9 and 5-2 in the West Coast Conference with a 71-66 win over Saint Mary’s on Thursday. The Cougars were led by Yoeli Childs with 23 points and 11 rebounds, while TJ Haws scored 17 and handed out seven assists. Rui Hachimura leads Gonzaga in scoring with an average of 19.9 points per game. Brandon Clarke is the second leading scorer and leader in rebounds with averages of 16.3 points and 7.7 rebounds per game. Josh Perkins is leading the Bulldogs in assists with an average of 6.6 per game. Gonzaga is shooting 52.4% from the field and 36.5% from 3-point territory.

Yoeli Childs is leading BYU in scoring and rebounding with averages of 22.3 points and 9.7 rebounds per game. TJ Haws is the second leading scorer averaging 17.6 points per game and is leading the Cougars in assists with an average of 5.2 per game. BYU is shooting 47.8% from the field and 32.2% from 3-point territory.

Gonzaga has covered the number in 11 of the last 18 versus BYU and in 3 of the last 4 played at BYU. The Bulldogs have a highly talented starting five and a deep bench making it tough on BYU a team that has much less talent. Gonzaga has covered the number in 6 of the last 8 in WCC play even though most spreads are in the double digits. Final Score Prediction, Gonzaga Bulldogs win and cover ATS 88-72.

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