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Underdog Cougars Host Undefeated Badgers

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The BYU Cougars hope to end a two-game straight-up losing streak on Saturday when they host the Wisconsin Badgers in a Week 3 matchup at LaVell Edwards Stadium. The Cougars fell 19-13 to Utah last weekend as 5-point underdogs, while the Badgers failed to cover as 34.5-point chalk in a 31-14 win over Florida Atlantic.

Shark Bites
  • BYU is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games in Week 3.
  • Wisconsin is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games in Week 3.
  • Wisconsin is 5-2 ATS in its last seven games in September.

The Cougars will hit the gridiron as home underdogs for the second week in a row, and the fifth time in their past 26 dates on home turf. BYU has been a consistent winner at home, going 14-2 SU in its past 16 overall, but just 2-5 ATS in its past seven. The squad has lost SU in two straight as a home underdog, averaging just 13.5 points per game in those outings.

After routing Utah State 59-10 as 27.5-point home chalk in Week 1, the Badgers failed to run up the score in last Saturday’s win over the Owls. Wisconsin now has just one ATS win in its past five overall, but is 5-1-1 ATS in seven games away from Camp Randall Stadium. 

This marks just the third all-time meeting between these two squads. Wisconsin posted a 27-17 win over the Cougars as 9.5-point home chalk in 2013, while BYU picked up a 28-3 home victory in September 1980.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The BYU Cougars were sitting as 14.5-point underdogs earlier in the week at Bovada. The total was to be set a bit later in the week for OVER/UNDER betting purposes.

OddsShark college football prediction models picked a 26-15 result in favor of the Badgers on Saturday. Check the matchup report for any updates or pick revisions before kickoff. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Wisconsin Badgers vs BYU Cougars Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The BYU Cougars sit at 1-2 (0-3 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Wisconsin Badgers are currently 2-0 (1-1 ATS). Looking to bet on the totals? BYU is 0-3 OU, and Wisconsin is 1-1 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and BYU vs Wisconsin injuries news.

The game pits the BYU Cougars, currently No. 44 in our OddsShark NCAA Football Power Rankings, against the Wisconsin Badgers, who rate No. 10 in the latest survey.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, Wisconsin got a 223-yard performance from Jonathan Taylor as a key part of its 31-14 win over Florida Atlantic.

The Cougars suffered a Week 2 loss against Utah in their last game, falling 19-13 at LaVell Edwards Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Wisconsin is 12-4-2 ATS in its last 18 games
  • Wisconsin is 1-2-2 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Wisconsin is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Wisconsin's last 7 games
  • Brigham Young is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Brigham Young is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Brigham Young's last 5 games
  • Brigham Young is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Wisconsin home to Northwestern, Saturday, September 30
BYU at Utah State, Friday, September 29

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