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College Basketball Totals Pick – BYU Cougars vs #1 Gonzaga Bulldogs

Both Teams Can Score

Our BYU vs Gonzaga totals pick has the best over at 162.0 (-105). The best under is 163.5 (-123). Both are quite high for a college basketball game. However, each of these teams put healthy offenses on the court. In fact, the Bulldogs bring an exceptionally high-powered scoring machine to this contest.

This BYU Cougars vs #1 Gonzaga Bulldogs game is scheduled for Thursday, January 7, 2021. It will be held at McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, Washington. The contest is scheduled for 8:30 pm ET. See our spread pick for this game.

BYU vs Gonzaga Totals Pick – Stats

As far as this game is concerned. here’s the skinny on scoring. The Cougars are averaging 78.9 PPG. However, the Bulldogs have an even more productive offense. Gonzaga is averaging 95.1 PPG. Thus, the stage is set for these two teams to put some big numbers up on the scoreboard. Plus, the Zag defense is allowing 72.4 PPG. At the same time, BYU is completing 47.8% of their field goals. As a result, we think that those two stats bode well for opening up scoring opportunities for BYU. At the same time, we don’t believe that the Cougars will be able to stop Gonzaga’s offense from scoring; they are that good. After all, the Zags are hitting 55.4% of their shots from the court.

Cougars vs Bulldogs – Over/Under Trends

Over the course of their past 10 games, the Cougars have gone over five times. The Bulldogs have seen the over hit six of 10 times. In five of BYU’s last five games, the over has been achieved. In seven of BYU’s last nine games on the road versus Gonzaga, the total has gone under. Although these stats begin to push us towards the under, the Zags lead us in a different direction. In their last 20 games, they’ve gone over 15 times. Also, in 14 of their last 16 contests, the over has been achieved. When playing against BYU, the Zags have gone under seven out of nine times.

BYU vs Gonzaga Totals Pick – Final Word

Our BYU vs Gonzaga totals pick is moving towards the over, large though it may be. We find that the Zags could easily score 90 points. At the same time, BYU is capable of scoring 75 points. If that happens, that’s enough points to secure the over.

Totals Summary – BYU Cougars vs #1 Gonzaga Bulldogs

Totals – Over 162.0 (-105).


Paul has been writing about sports betting and sports for more than a decade, offering picks on the NFL, MLB, NHL, and NBA, as well as on college sports and European football. He's written thousands of season and post-season previews, innumerable articles on sports betting strategies, and various books on sports and sports betting.

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