The BYU Cougars will take on the Lindenwood Lions in the NCAA at the Marriott Center on Tuesday (December 20).
The Cougars are off to an 8-5 start to the 2022-23 NCAA Basketball season. They’re sixth in the West Coast Conference and on a three-game losing streak. They’re coming off a 75-66 win against the Utah Utes (75-66).
Meanwhile, the Lindenwood Lions are 5-6 on the season. They’re sixth in the Ohio Valley Conference and are coming off a big 77-42 win against Knox Prairie Fire (77-42) in their last outing.
BYU Cougars vs Lindenwood Lions: Betting Odds
The Cougars have eight wins and five losses this season. Their defeats have come against the San Diego State Aztecs (82-75), USC Trojans (82-76), Butler Bulldogs (75-70), South Dakota Coyotes (69-68), and Utah Valley Wolverines (75-60). The Cougars have a brilliant 5-1 home record and have lost the only away game they’ve played so far.
The team is above average when it comes to offense. They’re averaging a decent 76.6 points per game, which ranks 110th in the league. Defensively, they’re conceding 71.6 points per game, which ranks 258th in the league.
The Lions, meanwhile, have five wins and six losses this season. The wins have come against the Hannibal-LaGrange University Trojans (85-58), McNeese State Cowboys (78-60), Idaho State Bengals (77-76), East-West University Phantoms (103-56) and Knox Prairie Fire (77-42).
The team is averaging 71.3 points in offense and conceding 69.4 points per outing. Their away record is poor (1-4).
BYU Cougars vs Lindenwood Lions: Match Details
Fixture: Lindenwood Lions @ BYU Cougars
Date & Time: Tuesday, December 20; 09:00 pm ET
Venue: Marriott Center, Provo, Utah
BYU Cougars vs Lindenwood Lions: Prediction
Nine of the Cougars’ last ten games on a Tuesday have not been over the total mark. Five of their last seven games have been below the total mark after an against-the-spread win.
There’re also two injury concerns for them at the moment. Spencer Johnson is out indefinitely due to a knee injury, while Hao Dong is out with an ankle problem.
There have been no recent meetings between the two teams, but BYU clearly has a big advantage over Lindenwood. They’re having a better season and also have home advantage.
Final Prediction: Total Under 148.5 (-110)