Washington vs. BYU Prediction
Can No. 22 Washington prove its still a national contender when it goes on the road to face BYU today at 3:30PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
349 Washington vs. 350 BYU
Saturday, September 21, 2019
3:30PM ET – LaVell Edwards Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, Washington is favored on the road, as the Huskies are getting odds of -6.5 points against BYU. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 51 points. The public betting currently has 77 percent going on Washington as the road favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NCAAF Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
BYU stuns USC
The BYU Cougars picked up their second consecutive OT victory last weekend by edging USC, 30-27. The Cougars are now 2-1 on the season, 2-1 against the spread and 2-1 with the under.
BYU has been middle of the road on offense and defense, but still finding ways to win. The offense averages just 23.7 points and 356.3 yards per game while the defense gives up 27.7 points and 412.7 yards per contest. Zach Wilson has thrown for 720 yards and two touchdowns this year, but also has two interceptions. Ty’Son Williams is the team’s leading rusher with 236 yards and three touchdowns while Micah Simon has 13 receptions for 210 yards.
Washington looking for notable win
After getting edged at home by Cal two weeks ago, Washington was able to bounce back this last weekend with a 52-20 win over Hawaii. The Huskies are 2-1 on the season, 2-1 against the spread and 2-1 with the over.
The Huskies are solid on both sides of the ball right now, averaging 39.3 points and 456 yards per game on offense while giving up just 18 points and 324 yards per game on defense. Jacob Eason has thrown for 773 yards and seven touchdowns to lead the offense this year while Hunter Bryant, a tight end, is his top target with 15 catches for 236 yards and a score. Salvon Ahmed is the leading rusher with 246 yards and two touchdowns. Miles Bryant is leading the defense with 15 tackles and two interceptions.
College Football Betting Trends
The Cougars have covered the spread in four straight against winning teams and 7-1 ATS in their last eight overall.
The Huskies are 2-8 against the spread in their last 10 road games and 26 ATS in their last eight following a win.
Washington is favored, but the Huskies looked shaky in their only game against a legit opponent, losing 20-19 at home to Cal. BYU has already faced two ranked teams and won at Tennessee. The Cougars have a toughness that we haven’t seen from Washington. BYU is sure to punch Washington in the face and I don’t know that the Huskies are going to handle that well. Back-to-back OT games can take something out of a team, but it also can give the team faith in any situation. I expect BYU to not allow itself to get run over and keep this game close. Washington may not respond well to a little adversity on the road, so I will take the Cougars and the points.
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