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Utes visit Cougars in Week 3 battle

Utah UtesBYU Cougars
Sep 17, 9:15 PM | Grass of LaVell Edwards Stadium

Utah Utes vs BYU Cougars Odds

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Week 3 action on Saturday will see the Cougars looking to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Utes visit LaVell Edwards Stadium.

They battle the Utes, currently with a 1-1 mark (0-2 ATS). The over under records, important for totals bettors, are 0-2 for the Cougars and 0-2 for the Utes.

View Utah vs BYU Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: The Utes are listed as 6-point underdogs at sportsbooks, with the total listed at 999.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The Cougars - Utes odds would favor the Cougars if the lines were set according to power ranks. BYU is rated No. 10 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Utes sit at No. 47. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 21-17 win for the Utes.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up BYU's #107-ranked offense (15 PPG) against a Utes defense that ranks #33 at 16.5 PPG. The Cougars passing attack has averaged 208.5 yards per game, less than the Utes give up through the air (223.5 YPG on average).

Last time out for Utah, they were a 17-14 loser as they battled Southern Cal on the road. Utah covered in the match as a 7.5-point underdog, while 31 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

In their last action, BYU was a 17-16 loser on the road against Texas. They covered the 7.5–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (33) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.

Utah Utes Trends:
When playing in September are 8-2
When playing on grass are 6-4
After being outgained are 8-2
When playing outside the conference are 7-3

BYU Cougars Trends:
When playing in September are 5-5
When playing on grass are 7-3
After being outgained are 7-3
When playing outside the conference are 5-5

A few Utes at Cougars trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Utah's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Utah's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Utah's last 5 games when playing on the road against BYU
Utah is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games
BYU is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of BYU's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of BYU's last 5 games when playing at home against Utah
BYU is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games

Next up:
Utah home to Washington, Saturday, October 1
BYU home to Central Florida, Friday, September 23

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