Should I Bet the BYU Cougars in College Football This Week?

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Don Shapiro
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If you are looking to bet the BYU Cougars this week, there are some very important betting trends to consider first.  Live odds can always be found at BetOnline here (up to $1000 in welcome bonus money available).


Week 5 vs Utah State Aggies

Heading into Week 4, BYU had a power rating of 77.4, Utah State 59.11.  With the home field advantage of 1.89 tacked on to the Cougars, we get a number of 20.18.

The Aggies have only won once this season.  They are a dismal 0-4 Against The Spread. BYU is 3-1 Straight Up with a 2-2 record Against The Spread.  The Cougars have only lost to Oregon on the road in Week 3.

BYU QB Jaren Hall threw for 337 yards and four touchdowns to lead the 19th-ranked Cougars to a 38-24 victory over Wyoming on Saturday night.

BYU Cougars 2022 Schedule

Sept 3 at USF

Sept 10 Baylor

Sept 17 at Oregon

Sept 24 Wyoming

Sept 30 Utah State

Oct 8 Notre Dame (in Las Vegas)

Oct 15 Arkansas

Oct 22 at Liberty

Oct 29 East Carolina

Nov 5 at Boise State


Nov 19 Dixie State

Nov 26 at Stanford

Week 3 @ Oregon

BYU came into this game as a +3.5 road dog and perhaps the team to bet considering how well they played against Baylor in Week 2.  The primary trend was a stable line of 3.5 just above the 3 and not touching the 3.  Only briefly did the line go to 4.  

Oregon, the home favorite won this game in a big way, 41-20. 

Our number was Oregon 9.28 and that translated into a significant underlay of 6 points.

Jaren Hall threw for 305 yards and two scores for BYU.  The Cougars were coming off a big win against then-No. 9 Baylor.

After Week 4, the home team had covered in four of five games that had lines of 3 or above (not going below that number).

Comparables included MSU +3.5 Washington.  The home favorite covered here as well with an 11 point victory.  This was a slightly smaller underlay of 4.

Week 2 vs. Baylor

Baylor was the road dog in this one +2.5 or +3.5 with the line shifting back and forth.  The wrong team was favored according to the power ratings and this was coming out to a 5 to 6 point overlay. 

The home dog Cougars won by 6 points.

Heading into Week 5, games analyzed where the line has moved above and below the number 3 we have seen the favorite cover in all four.

Lopini Katoa ran into the end zone with a 3-yard run to help win the game against the ranked Bears.  The Cougars (2-0) tallied just 83 yards on 33 carries.

"That's a tough defense right there," said Katoa, who finished with 26 yards on nine carries. "They pride themselves on stopping the run. They do a great job at it. Me and Chris (Brooks) both knew we were going to have to scratch and claw for every yard."

- Don Shapiro, Gambling911.com

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