Baylor vs. BYU Prediction & Odds
A pair of top-25 teams will clash in Provo, UT on Saturday night when No. 21 BYU will host No. 9 Baylor at 10:15 p.m. ET. With the Cougars listed as 2.5-point favorites, is the wrong team favored in this non-conference matchup?
Game Matchup & Betting Odds
403 Baylor Bears (+2.5) at 404 BYU Cougars (-2.5); o/u 53.5
8:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, September 10, 2022
LaVell Edwards Stadium, Provo, UT
Baylor vs. BYU Public Betting Information
As of this writing, our CFB Public Betting page shows that 57% of bets are on Baylor. That said, this page is updated frequently so make sure that you click on the link provided so that you’re getting the most updated information.
Baylor Bears Game Notes
Another round of the Jeff Grimes Bowl is set to take place when Baylor travels to Provo to take on BYU. As a former offensive coordinator for the Cougars, Grimes departed Kalani Sitake’s staff after the 2020 pandemic season to take the same role under Dave Aranda in Waco. Grimes was essential in the maturation of Zach Wilson and now leads an offense that won the Big 12 last season.
BYU Cougars Game Notes
Junior Puka Nacua and senior Gunner Romney are expected to miss the game. BYU coach Kalani Sitake had said earlier in the week that they would be game-time decisions. Romney and Nacua accounted for 60% of BYU's returning receiving yards, according to ESPN Stats & Info data.
Baylor vs. BYU Betting Trends
Under is 5-1 in Bears last 6 games overall
Under is 4-1 in Bears last 5 road games
Over is 5-1 in Cougars last 6 games overall
Baylor vs. BYU Betting Prediction
The Bears are 5-1 against the spread in their last six games overall, are a perfect 4-0 against the number in their last four non-conference games and have covered in 20 of their last 27 games coming off a win. The Cougars, meanwhile, are 1-3-1 against the spread in their last five games after scoring more than 40 points in their previous contest, which they did in their 50-21 rout of South Florida last week.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 2 PREDICTION: BAYLOR BEARS +2.5