Gonzaga vs BYU: College Basketball Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – January 7, 2021

Posted By Staff on January 7, 2021

A pair of hot teams square off when the No. 1 Gonzaga Bulldogs host the BYU Cougars on Thursday, January 7, at 8:30 PM ET. The Cougars are  underdogs and will try to keep their win streak alive against the Bulldogs, winners of 10 straight. The over/under is  for the matchup.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of January 7, 2021, 2:13 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

Gonzaga Betting Information

  • Gonzaga has played to a 5-4 record against the spread this season.
  • The Bulldogs are 2-3 against the spread this season when they are at least an 17.5-point favorite.
  • 6 of 9 Gonzaga games this season (66.7%) resulted in a total more than the contest’s over/under.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Gonzaga Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Corey Kispert 10 21.6 4.5 2.2 0.5 0.3 3.1
Drew Timme 10 18.4 7.3 2.0 0.8 0.7 0.2
Jalen Suggs 8 13.9 5.5 5.4 2.4 0.5 1.5
Joel Ayayi 10 12.2 8.0 3.1 1.4 0.2 1.1
Andrew Nembhard 10 9.8 3.3 4.7 1.1 0.1 0.8
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BYU Betting Information

  • BYU has outpaced the spread so far this season with a record ATS of 5-3.
  • For the third time this season, the Cougars are at least an 17.5-point underdog, where they have a record of 2-0 against the spread.
  • In eight games this season, BYU has hit the over in 50% of their games.
  • The Cougars defeated Weber State 87-79 in their last contest on Wednesday. Matt Haarms scored a team-high 15 points to help lead the team to the victory. They were 13-point favorites and failed to cover the spread, and the teams combined to hit the over on the 143 point total.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

BYU Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Alex Barcello 11 16.9 4.6 4.8 0.8 0.0 2.6
Matt Haarms 9 11.0 4.0 0.8 0.1 2.0 0.2
Brandon Averette 11 10.8 3.5 3.0 0.9 0.2 1.7
Connor Harding 11 8.1 2.9 2.1 0.5 0.2 1.4
Richard Harward 11 6.6 4.6 1.5 0.2 0.0 0.0

Total Facts

  • Gonzaga and its opponents have gone over Thursday’s 163 total in six out of 10 games (60%) this season.
  • Two BYU games this year (20% of its matchups) finished with a final score higher than Thursday’s total of 163 points.
  • The Bulldogs average 95.1 points per game against the Cougars’ 78.1, amounting to 10.2 points over the contest’s over/under of 163.
  • The 139.4 points per game these two teams allow to opponents on average this season are 23.6 fewer than the 163 over/under in this contest.
  • This season, the average total for Bulldogs games is 167.5 points, 4.5 more than the over/under of 163 points for this contest.
  • A difference of 17.9 points separates this contest’s over/under (163 points) and the average total points bet in Cougars games (145.1 points) this season.

Head to Head

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/22/2020 N/A BYU N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 91-78 BYU
1/18/2020 Gonzaga Gonzaga -13 153.5 -1142 +640 Regular Season 92-69 GONZ

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