Gonzaga vs BYU: College Basketball Betting Picks, Predictions and Tips – February 8, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on February 8, 2021 - Last Updated on February 12, 2021

The No. 1 Gonzaga Bulldogs (17-0) are heavily favored (-11.5) to build on a 17-game winning streak when they visit the BYU Cougars (14-3) at 11:00 PM ET on Monday, February 8, 2021 at Marriott Center. The game airs on ESPN. The matchup’s point total is set at 155.5.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of February 8, 2021, 2:18 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Best Betting Odds

Computer Picks

Pick ATS:
Cougars (+11.5)

The spread for this game suggested by the model (7.9 points) is significantly less than the 11.5-point edge DraftKings gives to the Bulldogs, though the data still has them as the favorite. Put your money on the Cougars to cover.

Pick OU:
Under (155.5)

The DraftKings point total for this matchup is just 1.2 points highter than the model projection.

Prediction: Gonzaga 81, BYU 73

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Examining the Over/Under

  • The Bulldogs have an average implied point total of 90.7 this season, which is 6.7 points higher than their implied total in Monday’s game (84).
  • Gonzaga has outscored this matchup’s implied point total (84) 15 times.
  • The Cougars’ average implied point total on the season (76.7 points) is 4.7 points higher than their implied total in this matchup (72 points).
  • BYU has put up more than 72 points 12 times on the season.

Implied totals are projected point totals for each team based on totals and spreads set by sportsbooks.

Gonzaga and BYU Records ATS

ATS Record ATS Record Against 11.5+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Bulldogs 7-9 4-8 8-8
Cougars 9-5-1 4-1 7-7-1

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

Last 5 Games

Gonzaga

BYU
Date Opponent Result Score Date Opponent Result Score
2/4/2021 Pacific (CA) Win 76-58 2/4/2021 Portland Win 105-60
1/30/2021 Pepperdine Win 97-75 1/30/2021 Pacific (CA) Win 95-87
1/28/2021 San Diego Win 90-62 1/27/2021 Pepperdine Loss 76-73
1/23/2021 Pacific (CA) Win 95-49 1/23/2021 Pepperdine Win 65-54
1/16/2021 Saint Mary’s (CA) Win 73-59 1/21/2021 Portland Win 95-67

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