The No. 2 Gonzaga Bulldogs and the Brigham Young Cougars are set to square off in a West Coast matchup at 11 p.m. ET on Thursday at the McCarthey Athletic Center. The Bulldogs are 12-2 overall and 9-0 at home, while BYU is 14-3 overall and 3-1 on the road. Gonzaga won all three of its meetings with BYU last season by double digits.
The Bulldogs are favored by 14.5 points in the latest Gonzaga vs. BYU odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under is set at 152. Before entering any BYU vs. Gonzaga picks, you'll want to see the college basketball predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- Gonzaga vs. Brigham Young spread: Gonzaga -14.5
- Gonzaga vs. Brigham Young over-under: 152 points
What you need to know about Gonzaga
Gonzaga enters this game on a 60-game winning streak at McCarthey Athletic Center. The Bulldogs returned from a long COVID-19 layoff with a 117-83 blowout win over Pepperdine on Saturday night. They had six players in double figures, led by Anton Watson's 19 points.
Gonzaga's leading scorer this season has been forward Drew Timme, who is averaging 16.8 points. Five-star freshman Chet Holmgren is scoring 13.4 points and is pulling down a team-high 8.4 rebounds. The Bulldogs have won nine of their last 10 games against BYU.
What you need to know about Brigham Young
BYU is coming off a 52-43 win over Saint Mary's in a battle between teams that could be fighting for second place in the conference. The Cougars held Saint Mary's to just 16 points in the first half and they forced 19 turnovers. Leading scorer Alex Barcello, who averages 16.6 points per game, was held to eight points on 4 of 12 shooting.
The Cougars have one of the most balanced scoring outputs in the country, as they have nine players averaging between 6.4 points and 16.6 points per game. They were the last WCC team to knock off Gonzaga, picking up a win in February of 2020. BYU has covered the spread in six of its last nine games.
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