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Wolf Pack host Cougars in Week 14 action

BYU CougarsNevada Wolf Pack
7-4November 30, 2013, 03:05 | Mackay Stadium4-7

The Wolf Pack will try to win and cover the spread at Mackay Stadium on Saturday when they get a visit from the Cougars in Week 14 action.

Backers of the Wolf Pack have seen them go 4-7 and 5-6 ATS so far this season, while the Cougars are at 7-4 and 5-5-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Cougars are 4-7, while the Wolf Pack are 4-7.

View BYU Cougars vs Nevada Wolf Pack Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as -14.5-point favorites in this one at 5Dimes and most sportsbooks tracked here at OddsShark. No total had been posted as of press time check the live lines pages in the coming days to see where the number opened.

The game pits the Wolf Pack, currently No. 94 in our OddsShark NCAAF Power Rankings, against the Cougars, who rate No. 44 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 36-19 victory for the Cougars.

Last time out for BYU, they were a 23-13 loser as they battled Notre Dame on the road. BYU failed to cover in the match as a 1-point favorite, while 36 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. In their last game, BYU got a 101-yard performance from Taysom Hill, but Notre Dame prevailed 23-13. Cody Fajardo went over the 100-yard mark (104) in his team's latest effort as Nevada defeated San Jose State by a score of 38-16 on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Nevada's No. 75-ranked offense (27.27 PPG) against a Cougars defense that ranks No. 27 at 21.18 PPG. The Wolf Pack passing attack has averaged 246.27 yards per game, more than the Cougars give up through the air (223.45 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Cougars feature the league's No. 49-rated road run defense, allowing 161.4 yards per game. Nevada, meanwhile, ranks No. 43 in rushing offense at home.

A few Cougars at Wolf Pack trends to consider:
BYU is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games
BYU is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of BYU's last 9 games
BYU is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Nevada is 8-14-1 ATS in its last 23 games
Nevada is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Nevada's last 5 games
Nevada is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home