Brigham Young Cougars at Gonzaga Bulldogs College Basketball Betting Preview

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We have now reached the WCC Conference semifinals as the Brigham Young Cougars will battle the Gonzaga Bulldogs from NCAA college basketball in late night Saturday night. They tip of semifinal number two from the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas at 11:30PM Eastern Time and its ESPN2 providing the live national television broadcast.

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The current betting odds at Oddsmaker from the WCC conference tournament semifinals reveals the Gonzaga Bulldogs favored by -2 points with the over under lined at 143 points. Those who bet the Gonzaga Bulldogs on the money line will lay -135 odds. Bettors who place a money line bet on the underdog BYU Cougars will get back +115 odds for their money line wager.

BYU and Gonzaga met twice in WCC conference regular season play. On February 2nd the Cougars blew out the Bulldogs 83-73 as a -3 ½ point home favorite. The rematch took place three weeks later in Gonzaga and the Bulldogs got their revenge in a 74-63 home win as a -6 ½ point betting favorite.

The Cougars were forced to play in the quarterfinal round of the WCC Tournament as the third place team this regular season. BYU is coming off the 73-68 win against the San Diego Toreros as a -14 ½ point favorite last night. The total landed at under the closing line of 146 ½ points. BYU was unable to get much separation in this game as San Diego was in it for most of the 40 minutes of play. The Cougar shot well making 54.7% of their shots with 7 of 15 from the three point line. BYU was sloppy with 17 turnovers and they cannot do this against a disciplined team like Gonzaga. They allowed 47.3% shooting to a young San Diego club.

Gonzaga enters the WCC Tournament off a double bye as the second place team in the WCC this season. The Bulldogs have played well down the stretch with seven wins over their past eight games. Gonzaga is a good offensive team making 47.3% of their shots and 38% from three. The winner tonight between Gonzaga and BYU will face the winner of semifinal game number one between the San Francisco Dons and St Mary’s Gaels on Monday night.

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