An 11-game home winning streak is on the line for the BYU Cougars (18-7, 7-3 WCC) when they welcome the San Francisco Dons (16-9, 5-5 WCC) to Marriott Center. Tip-off is set for 9 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 8, 2020.
San Francisco Dons vs. BYU Cougars Odds Preview
In the Dons’ last game, they were beaten by the Pacific Tigers, 60-48. Jimbo Lull had a solid game for San Francisco, leading both teams in scoring with 15 points on 7-for-15 shooting. Pacific held the Dons to an offensive rebounding percentage of 12.8 (below their season average of 30.9). San Francisco, on the other hand, had a turnover percentage of 7.1 (better than their season average of 15.8).
The Cougars come in on a high note after blowing out the Portland Pilots in their last contest, 85-54. With 22 points on 8-for-14 shooting, Yoeli Childs was the game’s leading scorer. The Cougars, who came into the game averaging an offensive rebounding percentage of 19.9, had a mark of 26.7 and held the Pilots to an effective field goal percentage of 0.333 (below their season average of 0.503).
These two squads have already met once this season. The Dons won 83-82. The Dons played a nearly flawless game. They had a free throw rate of 0.182 and an offensive rebounding percentage of 19.2. The Cougars put up marks of 0.121 and 13.3, respectively, for those same stats. Khalil Shabazz was the game’s top overall scorer with 32 points.
Second-chance points could be rare for BYU in this contest. The Cougars are among the NCAA’s elite on the offensive glass, ranking 348th in offensive rebounding percentage at 20.2 percent. Meanwhile, San Francisco ranks 42nd in the NCAA at corralling defensive rebounds with a defensive rebounding percentage of 75.8 percent.
San Francisco at BYU Odds Prediction
Free College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Byu, ATS Winner – BYU, O/U – Under
The Dons rank eighth in three pointers allowed per game (15.8) while the Cougars rank 52nd (19.3).
BYU ranks eighth in assists per game (17.2) while San Francisco ranks 206th (11.8).
The Dons rank 145th in rebounds per game (35.9) while the Cougars rank 243rd (33.4).
BYU ranks 17th in blocks allowed per game (2.4) while San Francisco ranks 71st (3.0).
The Cougars’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 14.6, up from 10.9 for the season.
During their last five games, the Dons have scored an average of 65.4 points per game (10.7 below their season average) and allowed an average of 65.4 points per game (4.0 below their season average).