Armed Forces Bowl: Tulsa vs BYU Pick
Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs BYU Cougars Odds
Two teams that have done very well at bowl time lately clash on the Armed Forces Bowl Odds menu as the BYU Cougars face the Tulsa Golden Hurricane Friday.
Tulsa won seven in a row before losing their finale to Houston in the C-USA, while BYU enjoyed a 9-3 season as an independent.
Favorites have struggled lately in the Bell Helicopters Armed Forces Bowls, going 1-6 ATS past. Meanwhile, the total has alternated between overs and unders every season and the OVER is due this season (the best OVER line was available at BetOnline earlier.) [ More Armed Forces Bowl Odds preview data ]
Backers of the Cougars have seen them go 9-3 and 8-4 ATS so far this season, while the Golden Hurricane are at 8-4 and 7-5 ATS. In totals betting, the Golden Hurricane are 4-8, while the Cougars are 6-5-1.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits BYU's No. 41-ranked offense, averaging 30.6 PPG, against a Golden Hurricane defense that ranks No. 69 this week at 27.6 PPG. The Cougars aerial game is averaging 245 yards per game, less than the Golden Hurricane secondary allows through the air, 289.3 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Golden Hurricane feature the league's No. 38-rated road run defense, allowing 142.8 yards per game. BYU, meanwhile, ranks No. 48 in rushing offense at home.
Last time out for Tulsa, they were a 48-16 loser as they battled Houston at home. Tulsa failed to cover in the match as a 1.5-point underdog, while 64 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Last time out for BYU, they were a 41-20 winner as they battled Hawaii on the road. BYU covered in the match as a 8-point favorite, while 61 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Tulsa Golden Hurricane Trends:
When playing in December are 3-3
When playing on grass are 4-6
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing outside the conference are 5-5
BYU Cougars Trends:
When playing in December are 6-4
When playing on grass are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing outside the conference are 8-2
A few Golden Hurricane at Cougars trends to consider:
Tulsa is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tulsa's last 7 games
Tulsa is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing BYU
BYU is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of BYU's last 6 games
BYU is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tulsa