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NCAAF Matchup - Cougars Beavers Odds Preview

Oregon State BeaversBYU Cougars
Oct 13, 3:30 PM | Grass of LaVell Edwards Stadium

Oregon State Beavers vs BYU Cougars Odds


Off to its best start in a decade 4-0 Oregon State looks to continue its roll when it steps out of conference to take on 4-2 BYU in Provo Saturday afternoon (3:30 pm ET, ABC).

The Beavers, who have moved to No. 10 in the AP poll, were early 2.5-point underdogs vs. the Cougars.

View Oregon State vs BYU Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: The Cougars were listed as 4-point favorites at sportsbooks such as Bovada on the college football lines.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The Cougars sit at No. 16 in the current NCAAF Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Beavers are at No. 25 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Cougars will win this game 36-25.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits BYU's No. 79-ranked offense, averaging 25.8 PPG, against a Beavers defense that ranks No. 24 this week at 17 PPG. The Cougars aerial game is averaging 209.3 yards per game, less than the Beavers secondary allows through the air, 288.5 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Beavers feature the league's No. 23-rated road run defense, allowing 107 yards per game. BYU, meanwhile, ranks No. 30 in rushing offense at home.

In their last action, Oregon State was a 19-6 winner at home against Washington State. They failed to cover the 15-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (25) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. In their last game, the Beavers were Week 6 winners, coming out on top of the Cougars by a score of 19-6.

BYU was a 6-3 winner in their most recent outing at home against Utah State. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (9) made winners of UNDER bettors. Last time out, Utah State could not slow down Cody Hoffman, who managed 114 receiving yards in the Cougars 6-3 victory over the Aggies Friday.

Oregon State Beavers Trends:
When playing in October are 6-4
When playing on grass are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing outside the conference are 3-7

BYU Cougars Trends:
When playing in October are 6-4
When playing on grass are 9-1
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing outside the conference are 8-2

A few Beavers at Cougars trends to consider:
Oregon State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Oregon State is 17-6-1 ATS in its last 24 games on the road
Oregon State is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Oregon State's last 9 games
BYU is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
BYU is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games

Next up:
Oregon State home to Utah, Saturday, October 20
BYU at Notre Dame, Saturday, October 20