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Brigham Young Cougars vs. Utah State Aggies Betting Odds

Time: 8:00 PM EST Friday October 4, 2013, ESPN / WatchESPN

The Utah State Aggies host the Brigham Young Cougars in a non-divisional match up.

Last week Utah State thumped San Jose State 40-12, while BYU had little trouble beating Middle Tennessee 37-10.

Both of these teams have had no trouble moving the ball. Utah State and BYU offense are ranked in the top 25 in the nation at 24th and 21st respectively.

The Aggies offense is averaging 491.2 yards per game. Utah State is averaging 203.2 yards rushing and 288.0 yards passing so far this season.

The Cougars offense is averaging 492.5 yards per game. Brigham Young is averaging 307.2 yards rushing and 185.2 yards passing so far this season.

BYU beat the Aggies 6-3 last October and has won 9 out of the last 10 meetings against Utah State.

In the last 6 games between these 2 teams the total has gone Under all 6 times.

This season Utah State is 1-0 at home and Brigham Young is 0-1 on the road.

Betting Odds at 5Dimes
Point Spread: Utah State -6
Over/Under Total Line: 58
Moneyline: Utah State -245 BYU +205

Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records
Utah State Aggies: 3-2 SU 4-1 ATS
Brigham Young Cougars: 2-2 SU 2-2 ATS

Key Betting Trends
• BYU is 12-4 ATS in their last 16 road games.
• BYU is 10-1 ATS in their last 11 against the Mountain West division.
• BYU is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
• USU is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Friday games.
• USU is 11-1-1 ATS in their last 13 games following a ATS win.
• USU has an Under record of 7-1 in their last 8 home games.

Sagarin Power Rankings
Brigham Young: 76.01
Utah State: 79.92

Key Player Injuries

Utah State
[DE] 09/30/2013 – Connor Williams Ques Fri vs. BYU ( Undisclosed )

Brigham Young
[WR] 09/30/2013 – Cody Hoffman Prob Fri vs. Utah State ( Suspension )
[RB] 09/30/2013 – Adam Hine Ques Fri vs. Utah State ( Concussion )
[OL] 09/30/2013 – Brock Stringham Ques Fri vs. Utah State ( Shoulder )
[OL] 09/30/2013 – De’Ondre Wesley Ques Fri vs. Utah State ( Shoulder )
[OL] 09/30/2013 – Ryker Mathews Ques Fri vs. Utah State ( Hip )
[DE] 09/30/2013 – Tyler Beck Doub Fri vs. Utah State ( hamstring )

Next Game
Georgia Tech at BYU
Boise State at Utah State

Point Spread Selection : This will be only the 2nd game Utah State has hosted unlike BYU who has played one game on the road. That lone road trip resulted in a loss albeit a narrow one to the lowly Cavaliers. The Aggies only loss this season was a tight 3-point road loss to the Trojans. Normally we’d consider that a quality game, but after USC’s meltdown in the desert it doesn’t impress us. like wise for their latest a 40-12 pasting of San Jose State. The Spartans managed 437 total yards, but finished the game -4 in turnovers. BYU’s early season resume is nothing to brag about but the one thing they have done is out-yarded every opponent. if the Cougars can limit their turnovers (-4 LW vs. Mid Tenn) they can easily stay with in the number and possibly get the straight up win. Take the BYU Cougars +6 at 5Dimes and get reduced juice on every play.

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