|Written by Matt Franklin|
|Thursday, 29 September 2011 08:52|
The Utah State Aggies will be looking to break even at 2-2 on the season when they face the Brigham Young Cougars at 8:00pm EST on ESPN Friday night football. Utah State vs BYU odds in Vegas and at online sportsbooks have listed BYU as 8-point home favorites vs the Aggies while the over/under total in college football picks has been posted at 51 for the game that can be seen live on ESPN or online at ESPN3. The money line also has BYU as -300 favorites while Utah State would return +250 on a $100 wager for the win at LaVell Edwards Stadium.
The Brigham Young Cougars have gone 2-2 straight up and 2-2 against the spread heading into week 5 odds as 8-point favorites at home. The Cougars began the season going 1-1 on the road with a 1-point win vs Ole Miss and a 1-point loss vs Texas before coming back home for an embarrassing 44-point loss to Utah and 7-point victory over UCF. BYU was able to hold off South Florida last Friday for the 24-17 win and easily covered the spread as 1.5-point home favorites in college football predictions. Quarterback Jake Heaps had a rough day throwing 16/34 for 133-yards with an interception but WR Cody Hoffman was able to pick up the slack on special teams with a 93-yard kick-off return for a touchdown in the third quarter. RB Bryan Kariya only had 52-rushing yards on the day but was able to seal the victory with a 6-yard TD in the fourth quarter. Heading into Utah State vs BYU odds in week 5, betting trends have the Cougars a perfect 5-0 straight up vs the Aggies in their last 5 games at home and an equally impressive 6-1 mark in college football picks when playing at LaVell Edwards Stadium.
The Utah State Aggies have had a rough start to the 2011 college football season having lost on the road to Auburn before heading back home to defeat Weber State and suffering an overtime loss to Colorado State last Saturday. The Aggies managed 13-points in the overtime period but still fell 34-35 vs the Rams to go 1-2 straight up on the season and failed to cover the spread for the first time this year as heavy 12.5-point home favorites to go 2-1 ATS in college football odds. QB Chuckie Keaton threw 9/15 for only 86-yards with 0-touchdowns while the running game accounted for 281-yards led by RB Robert Turbin who ran up and down the field for 4-touchdowns on 24-carries. If the Aggies are to have any chance of pulling off the victory vs BYU, the receiving corp. will need to step up having 0-touchdowns and under 100-yards receiving vs Colorado State. Heading into Utah State vs BYU odds on ESPN Friday night football as road underdogs, the Aggies do not have the college football predictions in their favor going 2-18 straight up on the road and 1-9 overall when playing BYU.
College Football Picks - Week 5: Brigham Young -8
Utah State Aggies (1-2 SU, 2-1 ATS) at BYU Cougars (2-2 SU, 2-2 ATS)
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