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Utes open as underdog vs Cougars

Utah UtesBYU Cougars
Sep 21, 10:15 PM | Grass of LaVell Edwards Stadium


Utah Utes vs BYU Cougars Odds

Week 4 action on Saturday will see the Cougars looking to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Utes visit LaVell Edwards Stadium.

The Utes will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 2-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Cougars are 1-1 ATS. Utah is 3-0 against the total, while BYU is 1-1 versus the number.

View Utah vs BYU Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: The home team opened as 6.5-point favorites in this NCAA football battle at 5Dimes. The over under line was 50.5 Friday over at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction: According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 104-rated Cougars and the No. 51-rated Utes in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 53-39 win for the Utes on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits BYU's No. 70-ranked offense, averaging 28 PPG, against a Utes defense that ranks No. 79 this week at 28 PPG. The Cougars aerial game is averaging 152 yards per game, less than the Utes secondary allows through the air, 297.7 YPG per game.

Utah was a 51-48 loser in their most recent outing at home against Oregon State. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (99) made winners of OVER bettors. In their last game, Utah got a 142-yard performance from Travis Wilson, but Oregon State prevailed 51-48.

In their last action, BYU was a 40-21 winner at home against Texas. They covered the 7.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (61) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Taysom Hill tore up the turf for 259 rushing yards in the latest Cougars game, a 40-21 win over the Longhorns at LaVell Edwards Stadium.

Utah Utes Trends:
When playing in September are 6-4
When playing on grass are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 3-7
When playing outside the conference are 8-2

BYU Cougars Trends:
When playing in September are 6-4
When playing on grass are 7-3
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing outside the conference are 7-3




A few Utes at Cougars trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Utah's last 8 games
Utah is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing BYU
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Utah's last 8 games when playing on the road against BYU
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Utah's last 6 games on the road
BYU is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of BYU's last 8 games when playing at home against Utah
BYU is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
BYU is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Utah home to UCLA, Thursday, October 3
BYU home to Middle Tennessee, Friday, September 27