Gonzaga vs. BYU odds, line: 2020 college basketball picks, Feb. 22 predictions from proven model

The No. 23 BYU Cougars and the No. 2 Gonzaga Bulldogs are set to square off in a West Coast Conference matchup at 10 p.m. ET Saturday at the Marriott Center. BYU is 22-7 overall and 13-1 at home, while the Bulldogs are 27-1 overall and 10-0 on the road. The Bulldogs are favored by 4.5 points in the latest BYU vs. Gonzaga odds, with the over-under set at 158.5. Before entering any BYU vs. Gonzaga picks, you’ll want to see the college basketball predictions from the model at SportsLine.

This model, which simulates every game 10,000 times, has crushed its top-rated college basketball picks against the spread the past three years, returning $2,770 to $100 players. It also entered Week 16 of the 2019-20 season on a 54-30 run on all top-rated college basketball picks. Anybody who followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on BYU vs. Gonzaga. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several college basketball odds for Gonzaga vs. BYU:

  • BYU vs. Gonzaga spread: BYU +4.5
  • BYU vs. Gonzaga over-under: 158 points
  • BYU vs. Gonzaga money line: BYU +154, Gonzaga -188

What you need to know about BYU

BYU was able to grind out a solid victory over the Santa Clara Broncos on Thursday, winning 85-75. BYU can attribute much of its success to guard TJ Haws, who had 28 points and nine assists. That was the seventh consecutive victory for the Cougars, a team that ranks 17th nationally in points per game at 80.2. Forward Yoeli Childs leads the team with 20.8 points per game, while guard Jake Toolson chips in 15.4 points per contest. Haws paces the team in assists at 5.5 per game.

The Cougars are 17-11 against the spread, but have failed to cover in their last two outings. 

What you need to know about Gonzaga

Gonzaga, meanwhile, strolled past San Francisco with points to spare on Thursday, taking the matchup 71-54. Four players on the Bulldogs scored in the double digits: forward Killian Tillie (22), forward Filip Petrusev (16), guard Ryan Woolridge (12), and forward Corey Kispert (11).

A pair of offensive numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: BYU enters the game with a 50.1 field goal percentage, good for third best in college basketball. Gonzaga has displayed some offensive firepower of its own as the Bulldogs come into the contest boasting the most points per game in college basketball at 87.9. 

How to make Gonzaga vs. BYU picks

SportsLine’s model has simulated BYU vs. Gonzaga 10,000 times and the results are in. It is leaning over on the total, and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in almost 60 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Gonzaga vs. BYU? And which side of the spread cashes in almost 60 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the spread you need to jump on Saturday, all from the model that has crushed its college basketball picks, and find out.  

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