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BYU vs Utah State Prediction and Betting Odds | September 29

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BYU vs Utah State Betting Preview

The Holy War between BYU and Utah usually gets the majority of the headlines in the Beehive State, but there’s also plenty of intrigue when the Cougars and Aggies take the field. WagerTalk college football handicapper Kevin Dolan shares this thoughts on Thursday night’s BYU vs Utah State clash in Provo.

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Thursday, September 29 College Football Week 5 Betting Notes
Point Spread: BYU Cougars -24 vs Utah State Aggies
Total: o/u 60.5 Points
Location: LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo, Utah
Game Time: 8:00pm ET / 5:00pm PT (Odds Above Courtesy of DraftKings)
TV: ESPN

BYU vs Utah State Analysis

Utah State heads to LaVell Edwards Stadium on Thursday night looking to halt a run of three-straight losses against a BYU side that has won three of their opening four contests this season.

Utah State has failed to cover a point spread so far this season as they come off a 10-point home loss against UNLV last weekend.

BYU, meanwhile, scored a double-digit win over Wyoming last week, but fell short of covering the hefty spread at home.

BYU holds the 50-37 advantage historically in this series, but the road teams have done very well of late. BYU has won the last two in Logan, while Utah State captured the win the last time these teams played in Provo.

Aggies Hoping For More In-State Success

Utah State has been a major thorn in the side of the Cougars over recent years. The Aggies have won two of the last three meetings against BYU in Provo, and have covered the spread in five of the last six on BYU’s home turf. Scoring on the road has not been an issue for the Aggies in this series, as they’ve scored at least 40 points in each of their last two wins against BYU.

Hall Continuing To Get Better for Cougs

After back-to-back 260+ yard passing games to open up the season against South Florida and Baylor, Jaren Hall has continued to get even more dangerous through the air with each subsequent game.

A 305-yard effort against Oregon two weeks ago was eclipsed yet again with a 337-yard effort against Wyoming last week with a QBR rating of 91.1 also as the Utah native continues to be a serious threat for opposing defenses this season.

BYU vs Utah State Prediction

BYU has put up some serious offensive numbers so far this season, and with Jaren Hall continuing to look better with each passing game, that high-offense output looks set to continue here against a Utah State defense that has failed to really contain anybody this season.

The Aggies allowed 20 points to a UConn team in Week 0, a mark that UConn has not come close to eclipsing against any other FBS-level opponent.

Utah State also allowed 35 points to Weber State three weeks ago as well, along with getting blown out by 55 points against Alabama in the subsequent week. It’s difficult to see where exactly they can slow this Cougars’ offense down here on Thursday.

We’re going to look towards taking the BYU team total over 42.5 points here on Thursday as with BYU going from strength-to-strength offensively in recent weeks, especially in their passing game, we don’t see this Aggies’ defense being able to slow them down in this one.

Take the BYU team total over 42.5 points on Thursday in their matchup against Utah State over in Provo.

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Meet the Author

‘The sharpest sports mind in Ireland’ is how one prominent newspaper dubbed Kevin Dolan after he became the first foreigner ever to win the World Series of Handicapping tournament back in 2015. “The Irishman” made his start wagering on GAA, football, soccer and boxing, all to immense success. Since becoming a professional bettor, he has since lit up the sports betting scene in the U.S. and abroad, winning two handicapping awards and writing a best-selling book on sports handicapping named ‘The Complete Guide to Sports Betting’.

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