BYU vs. West Virginia Pick
As BYU and West Virginia get set to square off on Saturday at 3:30PM ET from FedEx Field in Landover, MD, what can we expect from this game?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, West Virginia is the favorite in this contest, as the Mountaineers are getting odds of -7 points against the Cougars. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 50.5 points. These two have no recent meetings to consider.
West Virginia has had a week off since beating Youngstown State, 38-21. The Mountaineers are 1-1 against the spread and 1-1 with the over/under total. So far, the Mountaineers have been their usual self, averaging 32 points and 559 yards per game on offense. Quarterback Skyler Howard has thrown for 642 yards and five touchdowns in two games while Daikiel Shorts has 14 receptions for 224 yards and a touchdown. Defensively, WVU is allowing 16 points and 433.5 yards per game through two games.
BYU is just 1-2 on the season, but all three games for the Cougars have been decided by 3 points or less. They edged Arizona 18-16 to open the year and have lost to Utah (20-19) and UCLA (17-14) since. The Cougars have hit the under in all three games. The BYU defense is giving up just 17.7 points and 349.3 yards per game while the offense is being held to 17 points and 338.7 yards per game. The team is being led by Jamaal Williams, who has rushed for 248 yards and a touchdown.
BYU has been facing some potent offensive attacks all season but the Cougars have managed to hit the under thanks to a good defense and a struggling offense. West Virginia can really move the ball, but the Mountaineers haven’t faced quite a physical defense like BYU. WVU may go ahead and win and cover in this game, but this one should be another grind.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 4 PICK: BYU/WEST VIRGINIA UNDER 50.5