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BYU Cougars at Utah Utes Week 2 Betting Pick and Odds

BYU visits Utah on Saturday, hoping to send the Utes to a loss while also covering the spread in college football betting action at Rice-Eccles Stadium.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans backing the Utah Utes here saw them at Bovada as -4.5-point favorites in this college football clash. (Check back shortly for opening totals at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark as none was available at the time this preview was written.)

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 32-27 result in favor of the Cougars. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

BYU Cougars vs Utah Utes Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Utah will face the 1-0 BYU Cougars, who own a 1-0 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Utah Utes are 0-1 so far this season while the Cougars are 0-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Utah vs BYU injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Utah Utes rated this week at No. 44 and the BYU Cougars sitting at No. 32.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Utah's No. 77-ranked offense, averaging 24 PPG, against a BYU defense that ranks No. 53 this week at 16 PPG. The Utah aerial game is averaging 298 yards per game, more than the BYU Cougars secondary allows through the air, 213 YPG per game.

Defensively, the BYU Cougars feature the league's No. 14-rated road run defense, allowing 115 yards per game. Utah, meanwhile, ranks No. 62 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Arizona was unable to contain Jamaal Williams in its last action Saturday and the result was a 18-16 Week 1 loss against the Cougars.

Betting Trends
  • Brigham Young is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
  • Brigham Young is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Brigham Young's last 7 games on the road
  • Brigham Young is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Utah
  • Utah is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Utah is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games
  • Utah is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Utah is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

BYU home to UCLA, Saturday, September 17th
Utah at San Jose State, Saturday, September 17th

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