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BYU vs Utah State Betting Preview

BYU has been a lock to beat Utah State over the years but also a near lock to fail to cover the point spread.

Utah State Aggies bettors hope the same is true Friday night at Romney Stadium in Week 6 college football betting action.

The Cougars are 10-1 SU over the years vs the Aggies, but a bankroll-draining 2-9 ATS in those games.

The Cougars will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 2-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Aggies are 4-1 ATS. BYU is 1-3 on the totals; Utah State is 3-2.

View BYU Cougars vs Utah State Aggies Odds and Stats.

The Aggies were listed as -6-point favorites at sportsbooks such as Bovada on the college football lines. The total was 57 early Friday at BetOnline.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 8-rated Aggies and the No. 10-ranked Cougars, according to the NCAAF Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 45-32 result in favor of the Aggies.

San Jose State was unable to contain Joey DeMartino in its last action Friday and the result was a 40-12 Week 5 loss against the Aggies.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Utah State's No. 24-ranked offense, averaging 40.4 PPG, against a Cougars defense that ranks No. 27 this week at 17.5 PPG. The Aggies aerial game is averaging 288 yards per game, more than the Cougars secondary allows through the air, 201.25 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Cougars own the league's No. 38-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 132.25 yards per game when on the road. Utah State, on the other hand, rates No. 27 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

A few Cougars at Aggies trends to consider:
BYU is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Utah State
BYU is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games when playing Utah State
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of BYU's last 6 games when playing Utah State
BYU is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Utah State
Utah State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against BYU
Utah State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against BYU
Utah State is 12-2 ATS in its last 14 games
Utah State is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games

Next up:
BYU at Georgia Tech, Saturday, October 12th
Utah State at Boise State, Saturday, October 12th