San Francisco vs BYU Prediction - Basketball Picks 2/25/23

BYU Cougars (16-14) vs San Francisco Dons (18-12)

Game Info: Saturday, February 25, 2023 at 10:00 pm (Marriott Center)

Betting Odds: BYU Cougars -5.5 -- Over/Under: 149 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The San Francisco Dons and BYU Cougars face off on Saturday in a college basketball showdown at the Marriott Center. When these two teams faced off on January 21st it was San Francisco that secured the 82-74 victory. 

San Francisco Betting Preview

San Francisco comes into this game with an 18-12 record overall and they have gone 14-15 against the spread. In the last game Portland, the offense scored 92 points, and that was enough to secure the victory. They scored 56 points in the first half. San Francisco is averaging 76.1 points while their defense is giving up 72.5 points.The offense is ranked 75th in the league while the defense is ranked 256th. Khalil Shabazz is averaging 17.1 points while shooting 41.4 percent from the field and 34.4 percent from behind the three point line. 

BYU Betting Preview

On the other side of this matchup is BYU who sits with a 16-14 record overall and they have gone 15-13 against the spread. Last Saturday BYU faced off Saint Mary’s and they were defeated 71-65. BYU is averaging 75.2 points while their defense is giving up 70.2 points per game. Fousseyni Traore finished with 16 points and six rebounds. BYU is averaging 75.2 points while their defense is giving up 70.2 points per game. The offense is ranked 100th while the defense is ranked 193rd. Traore is averaging 13 points while shooting 60.7 percent from the field. 

San Francisco vs BYU Trends

San Francisco is 1-4 against the spread in their last five games. The over is 5-0 in the Dons last five games on Saturday. The over is 4-1 in the Dons last five games. The under is 4-0 in San Francisco last four games following a straight up loss. 

Shane’s Free Pick

I expect both offenses to run up the score here, and this game is going to be a shootout. San Francisco is averaging 76.1 points while BYU is averaging 75.2 points per game. Look for both teams to get close to 80 points. There isn’t a strong play on the side, but the over is going to cash here.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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