Boise State Broncos vs. Brigham Young Cougars Betting Odds – Point Spread Pick
- Updated: October 22, 2013
Time: 8:00 PM EST Friday October 25, 2013,ESPN / WatchESPN
The Brigham Young Cougars host the Boise State Broncos in a non-divisional match up.
In their last games Boise State beat Nevada 34-17 on the road, while BYU had to come from behind in the final 58 seconds to get by Houston 47-46 in an offensive shootout in the lone-star state.
The Broncos lost starting QB Joe Southwick on his first play a 7 yard run when he landed awkwardly on his right ankle.
The Broncos Junior Grant Hedrick came in and played quite well completing 18 of 21 passes for 150 yards and 1 INT and he ran the ball for 2 TD’s on 8 carries for 115 yards. However that was against a very weak Nevada defense which ranks 121st giving up 498.1 yards a game and are 124th against the run surrendering 287.1 yards a game on the ground.
BYU is 14th(503) in both total yards, rushing yards(263) and 63rd(240) per game in the nation. The Cougars defense is steady ranked 37th(366) in total yards, 34th(136) in rushing yards allowed and 63rd(230) passing yards allowed per game in the country.
BYU has gone under the posted total in 15 of their last 20 games against a team with a winning record.
This season Boise State is 4-0 at home and Brigham Young is 2-1 on the road.
Betting Odds at Bovada
Point Spread: BYU -7.5
Over/Under Total Line: OFF
Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records
Boise State Broncos: 5-2 SU 4-3 ATS
Brigham Young Cougars: 5-2 SU 4-3 ATS
Key Betting Trends
• BSU is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games.
• BSU is 25-9 ATS in their last 34 road games.
• BSU is 3-7 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
• BYU is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Friday games.
• BYU is 11-1 ATS in their last 12 vs. MWC.
• BYU is 13-5 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
Sagarin Power Rankings
Boise State Broncos: 79.55
Brigham Young Cougars: 80.22
Key Player Injuries
[DE] 10/20/2013 – Tutulupeatau Mataele Ques Fri (Academics)
[NT] 10/20/2013 – Jonathan Brown Ques Fri (Knee)
[QB] 10/20/2013 – Ryan Finley Ques Fri (Shoulder)
[WR] 10/20/2013 – Kirby Moore Ques Fri (Undisclosed)
[QB] 10/20/2013 – Joe Southwick Out Fri (Ankle)
[RB] 10/8/2013 – Aaron Baltazar out for season (Knee)
[S] 10/8/2013 – Ebo Makinde out for season (Pectoral)
[OL] 10/19/2013 – Terrance Alletto Ques Friday (Undisclosed)
Boise State vs. Colorado State
BYU vs. Wisconsin
Our Selection : What happened to BYU’s defense on Saturday? Well while allowing 483 yards is not something to be proud about, BYU did out-yard Houston by 198 yards in the game. The 1-point margin of victory was more to do with big plays by Houston on defense and on special teams than offensive prowess.
BYU may have lucked out this week facing Boise State’s high powered offense without standout QB Joe Southwick who broke his ankle last week. Grant Hendrick did step in and filled in adequately completing 18 of 21 passes for 150 yards. That was at home. Now Hendrick will have to do it on the road against the Cougars nasty defense.
This will arguably be the best defense the Broncos have met this season. BYU is rated No.26 in passing defense and No. 37 in the nation in rushing defense. Look for the Cougars defense and special teams to get back on track at home.
Take the Brigham Young Cougars -7 at Bovada and get up to a 50% Bonus.