10/3/2008 No. 8 BYU at Utah State Preview, Odds and Prediction Print
Written by Anthony Rome   
Friday, 03 October 2008 09:34
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No game is bigger on the college football schedule than Friday’s matchup in Utah when the No. 8 BYU Cougars take on Utah State. Oddsmakers have established BYU as a 29-point favorite.

Bet BYU at Utah State

Kickoff: 8:00 PM ET

Odds: Oddsmakers from online sports book SBG Global have established BYU as a 29-point favorite.

Over/Under: 59

Public Betting:

Current public betting information shows that 64% of bettors favor BYU -29 over Utah State.

Top Betting Trends:

BYU is 18-6 ATS (+11.4 Units) in games played on a grass field over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History

BYU is 1-0 against the spread versus UTAH ST over the last 3 seasons 

BYU is 1-0 straight up against UTAH ST over the last 3 seasons 

1 of 1 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

Key Player Injuries:

BYU

[WR] Michael Reed expected to miss 2 - 4 weeks - Knee - 09/20/08

[WR] Spencer Hafoka is doubtful. - Foot - 09/30/08

[C] Tom Sorenson expected to miss 4-6 weeks - Shoulder - 08/06/08

[LB] Dan Van Sweden expected to miss entire season - Leg - 08/16/08

[LB] Grant Nelson is expected to miss 2008-2009 season. - Illness - 08/02/

[DT] Terrance Hooks is out indefinitely. - Knee - 09/01/08

[LB] Vic So'oto expected to miss 4-6 weeks. - Foot - 09/08/08

UTAH ST

[QB] Jase McCormick has left the team. - Personal - 08/12/08

[FB] Jacob Actkinson is expected to miss the season. - Shoulder - 08/26/08

[TE] Rob Myers is expected to miss rest of the season. - Toe - 09/05/08

[LB] Jordan Glass is out for the season. - Fibula - 09/16/08

Prediction:

BYU has routed opponents 103-0 in the past two games and they arguably faced better opponents than Utah State. The Cougars have plenty to play for with national title aspirations on the line and it’s not like Utah State will have tremendous home field advantage. We predict BYU over Utah State 56-10.

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