/Gonzaga vs. BYU odds, line, spread: 2021 WCC Tournament Championship picks, predictions from proven model
Gonzaga vs. BYU odds, line, spread: 2021 WCC Tournament Championship picks, predictions from proven model

Gonzaga vs. BYU odds, line, spread: 2021 WCC Tournament Championship picks, predictions from proven model

After having its six-year streak snapped by Saint Mary’s in 2019, Gonzaga exacted revenge and reclaimed the West Coast Conference championship last season. The Bulldogs have captured the crown a league-high 18 times overall and 17 over the last 22 years. Top-seeded Gonzaga attempts to continue its dominance when it takes on the second-seeded BYU Cougars in the 2021 WCC Championship Game on Tuesday. The Bulldogs (25-0, 15-0) advanced to the final by trouncing Saint Mary’s, while the Cougars (20-5, 10-3) earned the spot by knocking off Pepperdine in overtime.

Tip-off from Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. is set for 9 p.m. ET. The Bulldogs are 14-point favorites in the latest Gonzaga vs. BYU odds at William Hill Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is 155.5. Before making any BYU vs. Gonzaga picks, be sure to see the college basketball predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. Over the past four-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated an impressive profit of over $2,600 for $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks against the spread. It has also returned over $400 on all top-rated college basketball picks this season. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Gonzaga vs. BYU in the WCC Tournament 2021. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several college basketball odds and trends for BYU vs. Gonzaga:

  • Gonzaga vs. BYU spread: Bulldogs -14
  • Gonzaga vs. BYU over-under: 155.5 points
  • Gonzaga vs. BYU money line: Bulldogs -1100, Cougars +700
  • GON: The Bulldogs are 6-1 against the spread in their last seven neutral-site games
  • BYU: The Cougars are 4-0-2 ATS in their last six contests as underdogs

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Why Gonzaga can cover

The Bulldogs are riding a school record-tying 29-game winning streak that dates back to last season, with each of the last 22 victories coming by double digits. They owned an 18-point lead at halftime against Saint Mary’s on Monday and went on to win by 23 as they advanced to the WCC title game for the 24th straight year. All five starters scored in double digits, with sophomore forward Drew Timme leading the way with 18 points on 8-of-11 shooting.

Corey Kispert missed all five of his 3-point attempts against the Gaels but has hit 44.7 percent of his 152 tries from long range this season. The senior forward has connected from beyond the arc in 15 of his last 17 games and was 9-for-18 in his two contests prior to Monday. His prowess is one of the main reasons Gonzaga is first in the WCC with an average of 92.3 points per game.

Why BYU can cover

The Cougars pulled out a victory over Pepperdine despite trailing in the contest for more than 36 minutes. Alex Barcello nearly recorded a double-double as he scored a game-high 23 points while grabbing nine rebounds. The senior guard went 3-for-5 from 3-point range and has hit 10-of-14 attempts from beyond the arc over his last three contests.

Barcello, Matt Haarms (18 points) and Brandon Averette (16) all scored in double digits, and the trio has combined for 62 percent of BYU’s points over its last five games. The Cougars limited Pepperdine to 1-of-7 shooting in overtime, outscoring the Waves 10-5 in the extra period. BYU is 18-0 this season when its opponents shoot no better than 42.3 percent from the field.

How to make BYU vs. Gonzaga picks

The model is leaning over on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 162 points. It also says one side of the spread hits over 60 percent of the time. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins BYU vs. Gonzaga? And which side of the spread hits over 60 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine right now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the computer model that has crushed its college basketball picks.