Longhorns vs Cougars Betting Matchup Report
BYU Cougars vs Texas Longhorns Odds
The Cougars will be looking to pick up a win and cover the spread when they take on the Longhorns in Texas at Memorial Stadium on Saturday in Week 2 action.
The Longhorns are 1-0 so far on the season, and 1-0 ATS vs. the number. The Cougars, meanwhile, are 1-0 and 0-1 ATS. Over under bettors have seen Texas go 0-1 and the Cougars go 0-1 on the totals.
Betting Line: The Longhorns are listed as 6.5-point favorites at sportsbooks, with the total listed at 50.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The Power Rankings at OddsShark have the No. 18-rated Cougars taking on the No. 11-rated Longhorns in this contest. Handicapping models indicate a 42-18 win for the Longhorns on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits the Texas's #53-ranked offense, averaging 34 PPG, against a Cougars defensive that ranks #30 this week at 13 PPG. The Longhorns aerial game is averaging 277 yards per game, more than the Cougars secondary allows through the air, 144 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Cougars feature the league's #4-rated road run defense, allowing 64 yards per game. Texas, meanwhile, ranks #20 in rushing offense at home.
In their last action, BYU was a 14-13 winner on the road against Mississippi. They failed to cover the 1.5–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (27) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.
In their last action, Texas was a 34-9 winner at home against Rice. They covered the 23.5–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (43) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.
BYU Cougars Trends:
When playing in September are 6-4
When playing on turf are 7-3
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing outside the conference are 6-4
Texas Longhorns Trends:
When playing in September are 9-1
When playing on turf are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 3-7
When playing outside the conference are 8-2
A few Cougars at Longhorns trends to consider:
BYU is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of BYU's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of BYU's last 14 games
BYU is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Texas is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas's last 5 games at home
Texas is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas's last 6 games
BYU home to Utah, Saturday, September 17
Texas at UCLA, Saturday, September 17