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Nevada Wolf Pack Visit BYU Cougars in Week 8 Clash – Betting Lines and Pick

Nevada Wolf Pack


BYU Cougars
Saturday, October 18, 2014 10:15 PM ET
LaVell Edwards Stadium

The Nevada Wolf Pack will take a break from their Mountain West schedule this Saturday with a trip to Provo, Utah to face the BYU Cougars. Nevada has now lost three of its last four games with a 31-24 setback to Colorado State this past Saturday as a 2-point home underdog.

The Cougars have lost their last two games since losing their quarterback Taysom Hill for the season. Last Thursday they came up short against UCF 31-24 in overtime as 2.5-point road underdogs. BYU has now failed to cover in its last four games and the total has gone OVER in its last three games.

Nevada Wolf Pack vs BYU Cougars Opening Odds and Betting Line

Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the BYU Cougars pegged as -11.5-point favorites in this matchup. The total, meanwhile, had yet to be posted as of writing - check the lines shortly.

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Computer Prediction: Nevada Wolf Pack vs BYU Cougars Pick

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 30-24 result in favor of the Cougars. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Nevada Wolf Pack vs BYU Cougars Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

BYU bring a 4-2 record (2-4 ATS) to the Week 8 betting matchup against the 3-3 Nevada Wolf Pack, who are 3-3 ATS against the spread. Over under betting has seen BYU go 3-2-1 so far and the Wolf Pack go 1-5. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and BYU vs Nevada injuries news.

The BYU Cougars sit at No. 58 in the current College Football Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Nevada Wolf Pack are at No. 88 on that chart.

How Nevada Wolf Pack vs BYU Cougars Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the BYU Cougars No. 53-ranked offense (32.33 PPG) against a Nevada Wolf Pack defense that ranks No. 71 at 26.5 PPG. The BYU Cougars passing attack has averaged 216.67 yards per game, less than the Nevada Wolf Pack give up through the air (306.5 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Nevada Wolf Pack feature the league's No. 79-rated road run defense, allowing 199.5 yards per game. BYU, meanwhile, ranks No. 51 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Jerico Richardson was good for 122 receiving yards in the Wolf Pack's most recent action, but while it helped his stats, it didn't help his team to victory and they fell 31-24 to the Wolf Pack.

In their last game, the Cougars were Week 7 losers coming out on the wrong end of 31-24 score against Central Florida.

Nevada Wolf Pack vs BYU Cougars Betting Odds Trends

Nevada is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Nevada's last 12 games
Nevada is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Nevada is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road
BYU is 2-8-1 ATS in its last 11 games
BYU is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games
BYU is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
BYU is 19-4 SU in its last 23 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Nevada at Hawaii, Sunday, October 26th
BYU at Boise State, Friday, October 24th