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BYU faces off against Utah State in Provo Utah for the Old Wagon Wheel. Can BYU start fast against their in-state rival Utah State? Read on to find out.

BYU vs. Utah State Prediction, Pick: Can BYU Get Off to a Fast Start Against Utah State?


Date: Thursday, September 29

Game time: 8:00 pm ET

Where to Watch: ESPN


Spread: BYU -24 (-110)Utah State +24 (-109)

Total: Under 60 (-107), Over 60 (-105)

Moneyline: BYU (-2000), Utah State (+1450)

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BYU vs. UTAH STATE Prediction

BYU offense has really been clicking this whole season. They have been scoring in bunches and have had a very tough schedule. They have already played two ranked teams, Baylor at home and Oregon on the road. So they are very much tested coming into this matchup.

Utah State on the other hand hasn't had a very good season. They started the season in a barn burner versus UConn then the last three games got demolished. They even took a loss to Weber state which is an FCS School. This isn't the same Utah State team we've seen in the past. They lost a lot of players from last year's team and this is just a regression year for them.

One thing about BYU is this offense is putting up the yards. They are averaging over 475 total yards of offense this year and Utah State is averaging over 400 yards on defense this year. This isn't a very good matchup for this Utah State team. BYU is at home. BYU always rises up when they get to play in their home stadium.

This is a matchup that everything points to BYU. Jaren Hall has been putting up elite-like numbers for BYU this season. He has thrown for 1100+ yards with nine touchdowns. He is a dual-threat also and can take off and run with the ball also. Utah State has allowed over 200 yards per game rushing this year. This Utah State defense isn't very good and is ranked towards the bottom in college football this season.

I'm usually not a big-spread kind of person. But I really love the spread that we are being given for the first half. I really expect BYU to score fast and early. They are really going to try to make a statement against their in-state rival. BYU also has a pretty solid defense too. The defense will keep that Utah State offense in check all game long. Utah State doesn't have the talent on the offensive side of the ball like they had in previous years. I expect Utah State to have a very long day versus this offense and defense of BYU. We are rocking the 1st half spread for BYU in this game.


BYU 1st Half -14 (-110) (Bet $110 to win $100)

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