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BYU vs San Francisco Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 21st Betting Odds

Cougars vs Dons Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: BYU Cougars at San Francisco Dons
  • Where: San Francisco at War Memorial Gymnasium
  • Date: Saturday, January 21st
  • Betting Odds: BYU +1, BYU -103 | SF -119 O/U 145.5

Cougars Preview:

BYU heads into this matchup having played 22 games and have an overall record sitting at 14-8. So far, the Cougars have played 5 games on the road, with a record of 2-3. For the season, BYU has been the underdog in 8 games, sitting with a mark of 3-5. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Cougars being +1 point underdogs.

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BYU’s leading scorer this season is Rudi Williams, who is averaging 12.09 points per contest. So far, Williams has accounted for 16.05% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 2.82 rebounds per game and 3.18 assists. Fousseyni Traore is the second leading scorer for the Cougars, averaging 12.48 points per game. Between him and Traore, they are accounting for 31.9% of the team’s scoring.

On offense, BYU is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 73.7 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 22 games, they have only hit 35.4% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 37.13% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.

Dons Preview:

Through 22 games, the San Francisco Dons have an overall record of 13-9. Currently, the Dons have been the home team 15 times, sitting with a record of 9-6. The Dons’ are sitting with a betting line that is -1 points in their favor. For the season, San Francisco has been favored to win in 10 games, sitting with a mark of 7-3.

San Francisco will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Tyrell Roberts who is averaging 14.91 points per game for the Dons. Roberts is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Dons’ offensive game plan is the play of Khalil Shabazz who has hit 40.2% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 14.59 points per game.

San Francisco comes into today’s matchup vs BYU, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 77.1 points per game. Through 22 games, they have hit 45.7% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Dons have preferred to slow the game down, ranking 339th in possessions per game.

Free Spread Prediction: San Francisco Dons -1

Heading into this matchup, with the San Francisco Dons sitting as -1 point favorites, we like them to pick up the win and cover the spread. Both team’s will be coming into the game looking to get up shots from outside, as San Francisco and BYU are averaging 9.64 and 7.88 made 3’s per game, respectively. One trend that we feel strongly about is the fact that San Francisco has historically performed well against the spread at home, going 6-4 ATS (last 10). Before tonight’s matchup, we recommend getting a wager down on the Dons to cover at -1.


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