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Aggies face Cougars in NCAA odds

For the second straight week, the BYU Cougars will be hosting a Friday night game, this time against their in-state rival Utah State Aggies.

BYU is 9-1 SU against Utah State in their last 10 games, but Utah State is 5-1 ATS against BYU since 2001.

Aggies running back Robert Turbin had four rushing touchdowns last week against Colorado State.

View Utah State vs BYU Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: The visitors opened as 12.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked here at OddsShark. No total had been posted as yet, check the live lines pages in the coming days to see where the number opened.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Cougars at No. 93 and the Aggies at No. 31 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 39-19 result in favor of the Aggies.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits BYU's No. 109-ranked offense, averaging 16 PPG, against a Aggies defense that ranks No. 97 this week at 31.3 PPG. The Cougars aerial game is averaging 223.2 yards per game, more than the Aggies secondary allows through the air, 187 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Aggies own the league's No. 14-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 78 yards per game when on the road. BYU, on the other hand, rates No. 113 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Utah State was a 35-34 loser in their most recent outing at home against Colorado State. They failed to cover the 12.5–point spread as favorites, while the total score (69) made winners of OVER bettors.

Last time out for BYU, they were a 24-17 winner as they battled Central Florida at home. BYU covered in the match as a 1.5-point favorite, while 41 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Utah State Aggies Trends:
When playing in September are 3-7
When playing on grass are 1-9
After outgaining opponent are 2-8
When playing outside the conference are 4-6

BYU Cougars Trends:
When playing in September are 4-6
When playing on grass are 6-4
After being outgained are 6-4
When playing outside the conference are 5-5

 

A few Aggies at Cougars trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Utah State's last 5 games when playing BYU
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Utah State's last 6 games
Utah State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Utah State is 2-18 SU in its last 20 games on the road
BYU is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Utah State
BYU is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing Utah State
BYU is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of BYU's last 5 games when playing Utah State

Next up:
Utah State home to Wyoming, Saturday, October 8
BYU home to San Jose State, Saturday, October 8

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