Last Chance POWER-DRIVE ~ INCREDIBLE 12-1-1 (92%) Last 2 Seasons!
BYU vs. Utah State,
11/02/2019 22:00 EDT,
Score: 42 - 14
Total: -107/+50 Over
8* Over BYU/Utah State (10:00 ET): These two teams have each been featured in our previous two LAST CHANCE POWER-DRIVE selections. Two weeks ago, BYU hosted Boise State. I took the Cougars plus the points (+7) and they won outright, handing Boise its first loss of the year. Late last Saturday night, I decided to lay the short number w/ Air Force at home. They waxed Utah State 31-7. Now we've got USU hosting BYU. The key here is that the Aggies are at home where they are averaging 44.0 PPG, which is well up from their paltry average on the road. Consider the Aggies have scored just 36 points TOTAL their L3 road games. Go w/ the Over here in the annual battle for the "Old Wagon Wheel."
BYU got last week off to celebrate their upset of Boise State. That was a much needed win as the Cougs entered that game on a three-game losing streak, both SU and ATS. Believe it or not, BYU has been favored only twice this year as they've taken on a pretty murderous schedule. While they've pulled three outright upsets (Boise St, USC, Tennessee), they lost both games they were favored outright! While ATS results may be wildly inconsistent, there at least has been a real consistency to the amount of total pts scored in BYU games this season. There's been no fewer than 42 (opener vs. Utah) and no more than 64 (loss to Washington). The other five games have all fallen between 49 and 57 total pts scored.
Utah State, on the other hand, has had wildly different outcomes depending whether they are at home or on the road. Last week's disastrous effort can be chalked up to "one of those days" in my opinion. Remember what I'd written about in the analysis. The Aggies are last in the country in time of possession. Last week, Air Force had the ball for over 45 minutes! That led to the USU defense tiring (which is what I said would happen) and they ended up allowing 448 yds rushing! But this is a totally different team in Logan, especially the offense. You won't see all the three-and-outs you saw last week as the Aggies are going to look to "push tempo." The last two years have seen them score 40+ on the BYU defense. The L5 USU games have all gone Under. Time for an Over. 8* Over BYU/Utah State