2019 BYU vs Utah Betting Prediction

Utah Utes vs BYU Cougars Betting & Score Predictions

When: 10:15 PM ET, Thursday, August 29, 2019
Where: LaVell Edwards Stadium, Provo, Utah
TV: 10:15 p.m. ET, ESPN. LINE: Utah -6.5

The Utah Utes and the BYU Cougars will be battling on the gridiron at LaVell Edwards Stadium on Thursday in season-opening action.

Oddsmakers opened the Utes as -7-point favorites versus the Cougars, while the game’s total opened at 47. The spread has gone down to -6.5 and the total is now 48.0.

BYU won its last outing, a 49-18 result against Broncos on December 21. BYU covered in that game as a -10-point favorite, while the 67 combined points took the game OVER the total.

Last time out for Utah, they were a 31-20 loser as they battled Wildcats at home. Utah failed to cover in the match as a -6.5-point favorite, while 51 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Utah:
Team record: 9-5 SU,7-7 ATS
Utah is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games 
Utah is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games 
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Utah’s last 6 games

BYU:
Team record: 7-6 SU,9-4 ATS
Brigham Young is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games 
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Brigham Young’s last 13 games 
Brigham Young is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Utah home to NIU Saturday, September 7
BYU at Tennessee Saturday, September 7

Utah vs BYU Betting Trends

BYU Cougars

Brigham Young is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Brigham Young’s last 13 games
Brigham Young is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Brigham Young is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games at home
Brigham Young is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Utah
Brigham Young is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Utah
Brigham Young is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Utah
Brigham Young is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Utah
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Brigham Young’s last 5 games when playing at home against Utah

Utah Utes

Utah is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Utah is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Utah’s last 6 games
Utah is 11-5 ATS in its last 16 games on the road
Utah is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Brigham Young
Utah is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Brigham Young
Utah is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Brigham Young
Utah is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Brigham Young
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Utah’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Brigham Young

Utah finished atop the South standings and lost a 10-3 decision to Washington in the Pac-12 Championship Game. BYU, finished the 2017 season 4-9 and 2018 7-6. The team has steadily gone down hill and should no longer be considered a top college football program. The top dog in Utah and maybe in the west this season is the Utes.

The spread opened at Utah -7 and has been bet down. It has bounced between 5 & 6.5 depending on which book you go to. I like this movement because I have Utah a superior team with the senior leadership at quarterback and one of the nations top defenses. This team will not make the big mistakes and should be able to grind down the Cougars. It should stay close till the end of the first half but by then, the emotions will have worn off and the talent difference will decide the second half. I will be looking to make an in game bet if I can get the Utes at -3 or less. If the game is close in the second quarter start looking at in-game wagering for better odds.

I have the Utes winning and covering the spread with no bet on the total.

Bet: Utah -6
(shop around, willing to go to -6.5)

Score Prediction: Utah 30 – BYU 17