This game is scheduled for Thursday, January 7, 2021 at McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, Washington. Tipoff is scheduled for 8:30 pm ET. Also, we’ve got the over/under pick for this BYU vs Gonzaga contest.
BYU vs Gonzaga Pick 2021 – Stats
Another major statistical difference between these two teams concerns field goal percentage. The Cougars are hitting 47.8% of their field goals. That’s a solid success rate. However, the Bulldogs are shooting 55.4% from the court. That’s almost eight-percent better than the Cougars. These two teams’ free-throw and three-point percentages are fairly close, although BYU is a little better when it comes to threes and Gonzaga is a tad better on frees. Both teams are grabbing about 39 RPG. The Bulldogs are averaging 20.7 APG while BYU is dishing off 18.5 APG. The Zags top the Cougars substantially in steals, 8.6 to 4.5.
Cougars vs Bulldogs – Players
Conversely, our BYU vs Gonzaga pick 2021 observes that the Zags are solid in the paint. Forwards Corey Kispert and Drew Timme are averaging 21.6 and 18.4 PPG. Kispert, who’s grabbing 4.5 RPG, is hitting 63.4% of his field goals and 50.8% of his threes. Timme, who’s a 59.3% shooter, is averaging 7.3 RPG. In the backcourt, Jalen Suggs is averaging 5.4 APG, 5.5 RPG, and 13.9 PPG. Also, in the backcourt, Joel Ayayi is averaging 12.2 PPG, 8.0 RPG, and 3.1 APG. Guard Andrew Nembhard has been good for 4.7 APG and 9.8 PPG.
BYU vs Gonzaga Pick 2021 – Final Word
Our BYU vs Gonzaga pick 2021 finds that the Zags really do have a team that can generate points from virtually anywhere on the court. Plus, they are tough in the paint and the backcourt ably creates scoring opportunities. Finally, they are adroit at steals. We are taking Gonzaga at -17.0 (-105).
Prediction Summary – BYU Cougars vs #1 Gonzaga Bulldogs
Point Spread Pick – #1 Gonzaga Bulldogs at -17.0 (-105)