|2012 College Football Week 7 Odds & Spread: Oregon State vs. BYU|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Thursday, 11 October 2012 06:30|
Oregon State vs. BYU Odds
Oregon State is 4-0 overall and 2-0 on the road while BYU is 4-2 overall and 4-0 at home. The Beavers are 3-1 against the spread this year while the Cougars are 3-3 ATS. BYU has won and covered in the last two meetings.
Trends show that Oregon State is 17-6-1 against the spread in their last 24 road games while BYU is 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Cougars are also 12-5 ATS in their last 17 games following a win.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv BYU is favored at home in this game, as the Cougars are getting odds of -6 points at home against Oregon State. The over/under total for the game has been set at 37.5 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds for this game had BYU favored by 3 points. The spread got as low as 2.5 points during the week before making the push up to 6 points due to some injury news.
Oregon State is coming off a 19-6 win over Washington State last week to improve to 4-0. The Beavers have been led this season by a strong defense, which is allowing just 17 points per game, and a strong passing attack, which ranks eighth in the country at 339.5 yards per game. However, the Beavers will be going into this game with starting quarterback, Sean Mannion, who has a knee injury. Mannion has thrown for 1,358 yards and 7 TDs this season. Cody Vaz will take over under center, but he has yet to take a snap this year.
BYU is coming off a 6-3 win over Utah State last week. It marked the second time the Cougars have been held to just 6 points in a game. BYU is averaging 25.8 points per game on offense this year, but the defense has been very strong, holding opponents to just 8.8 points per game, which ranks third in the nation. Quarterback Riley Nelson has thrown for 754 yards and 5 TDs this year, but he is dealing with a back issue that has limited his play.
In terms of Injuries, Oregon State receiver Markus Wheaton is expected to play despite a foot injury. BYU quarterback Riley Nelson is expected to play despite a back injury while defensive lineman Eathyn Manumaleuna is out with a knee injury.
The Public Bets for this game are backing Oregon State. The Beavers are getting 78% of the wagers with odds of +6 points at BYU on Saturday.