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Utah State Aggies Face the BYU Cougars: Week 6 NCAA Football Odds and Pick

Utah State Aggies


BYU Cougars
Friday, October 03, 2014 10:15 PM ET
LaVell Edwards Stadium

The BYU Cougars and Utah State Aggies both return to action following bye weeks when they meet Friday night at Lavell Edwards Stadium. The Cougars will be looking to stay perfect at 5-0 and beat Utah State for the fourth straight time, but they did not cover the spread in their last two games at home against Wake Forest and Idaho State.

The Aggies have fared well ATS when facing BYU, going 5-1 in the last six meetings despite losing five of those games straight up. Utah State lost at Arkansas State 21-14 two weeks ago in overtime as a 3-point road underdog, falling to 0-4 ATS this season.

Utah State Aggies vs BYU Cougars Opening Odds and Betting Line

Betting fans going with the BYU Cougars in this game found them listed as -21-point favorites on the betting odds menu at 5Dimes earlier in the week.

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Computer Prediction: Utah State Aggies vs BYU Cougars Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 33-19 victory for the Cougars. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Utah State Aggies vs BYU Cougars Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The BYU Cougars sport a record of 4-0 and 2-2 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Utah State Aggies sit at 2-2 and 0-4 ATS on the season. The over under totals records are 1-2-1 for the Cougars and 2-2 for the Aggies. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and BYU vs Utah State injuries news.

According to the Power Rankings here at Odds Shark it's the No. 43-rated BYU Cougars and the No. 32-rated Utah State Aggies in this matchup.

How Utah State Aggies vs BYU Cougars Stats Matchup

The game also pits BYU's No. 40-ranked offense, averaging 37.5 PPG, against a Utah State defense that ranks No. 70 this week at 25.75 PPG. The BYU aerial game is averaging 219 yards per game, less than the Utah State Aggies secondary allows through the air, 256.75 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Utah State Aggies feature the league's No. 33-rated road run defense, allowing 118 yards per game. BYU, meanwhile, ranks No. 42 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Utah State was a 21-14 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Red Wolves. They failed to cover the +3-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (35) made winners of UNDER bettors. Hunter Sharp was good for 130 receiving yards in the Aggies's most recent action, but while it helped his stats, it didn't help his team to victory and they fell 21-14 to the Aggies.

In their last action, BYU was a 41-33 winner at home against Cavaliers. They failed to cover the -15-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (74) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Cougars grabbed a Week 4 victory over the Cavaliers in their last game, winning 41-33 at LaVell Edwards Stadium.

Utah State Aggies vs BYU Cougars Betting Odds Trends

Utah State is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Utah State is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Utah State's last 9 games
Utah State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
BYU is 2-6-1 ATS in its last 9 games
BYU is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of BYU's last 7 games
BYU is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Utah State home to Air Force, Saturday, October 11th
BYU at Central Florida, Thursday, October 9th