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BYU has been cashing as a dog in recent seasons

The Arizona Wildcats will look to continue a trend that’s seen them win eight straight Week 1 games when they host the BYU Cougars on Saturday night. Arizona started strong last season with three straight wins but the wheels fell off when they went on to lose six of their remaining nine regular season games.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of BYU's last 7 games in Week 1.
  • BYU is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games.
  • Arizona is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games.

BYU split their six games away from home last season, but went just 2-4 ATS. They have, however, been a profitable spread bet in recent seasons as an underdog, posting a 17-7 ATS record in their last 24 games as a dog. They were undefeated last season in games where they scored 30 or more points, but were just 1-3 SU in games where they failed to reach 30.

The total for the game opened at 60.5, which is a mark these teams combined to top in 18 of their 26 games last season. Arizona is currently on a run that’s seen them go OVER in 11 of their last 14 games.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The home Arizona Wildcats were -2.5-point favorites in this NCAA football battle at Bovada earlier (watch for line movement). No over under line was available early in the week, but was set to be posted shortly.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Cougars to win this game on Saturday 37-25. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

BYU Cougars vs Arizona Wildcats Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The BYU Cougars will look to cover ATS vs their hosts on Saturday, as they are 0-0 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Arizona Wildcats are 0-0 ATS. BYU is 0-0 against the over under total, while Arizona is 0-0 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Arizona vs BYU injuries news.

According to the Power Rankings here at Odds Shark it's the No. 86-rated Arizona Wildcats and the No. 31-rated BYU Cougars in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Arizona Wildcats No. -ranked offense ( PPG) against a BYU Cougars defense that ranks No. at PPG. The Arizona Wildcats passing attack has averaged yards per game, more than the BYU Cougars give up through the air ( YPG on average).

Defensively, the BYU Cougars feature the league's No. 75-rated road run defense, allowing 188 yards per game. Arizona, meanwhile, ranks No. 8 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, BYU's aerial attack generated 315 yards but it was the Utes coming away with a 35-28 victory over BYU at Sam Boyd Stadium.

In their last game, Arizona's aerial attack generated 329 yards and the Wildcats came away with a 45-37 victory over New Mexico at University Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Brigham Young is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Brigham Young's last 6 games
  • Arizona is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Arizona is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 11 of Arizona's last 14 games

Next Betting Matchups

BYU at Utah, Saturday, September 10th
Arizona home to Grambling State, Saturday, September 10th