Bearcats vs Cougars Betting Odds and Pick – October 17, 2015

Brigham Young has been a solid play at home in recent outings but they’ll have their hands full when the high-flying Cincinnati Bearcats offense comes to town this weekend.

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  • The OVER is 5-1 in BYU’s last six October games.
  • Cincinnati is 5-1 SU and ATS in its last six road contests.
  • BYU is 1-4 in its last five against the AAC.

Brigham Young is 5-0 SU in its last five home games, but they haven’t faced an opponent with an offense quite like Cincy’s. The Bearcats are averaging the fifth-most yards per game in the nation (587.2), namely thanks to some strong play through the air. The ‘Cats are also fifth in total passing yards per contest (385.5).

That offensive explosion has led Cincinnati to a 4-1 OVER/UNDER mark through its first five games. October has been a month of OVERS for BYU, as the OVER has paid out in five out of their last six games in the month.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at Bodog had the BYU Cougars as -7-point favorites in the matchup, while the betting total had not been set at press time (check BetOnline for the latest on the over under).

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score prediction models pick a 26-25 result in favor of the Bearcats on Friday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Cincinnati Bearcats vs BYU Cougars Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This season the BYU Cougars are 4-2 overall and 4-2 ATS against the spread, while the Bearcats are 3-2 and 2-3 ATS. As for the totals, BYU is 3-3 on the OU, and Cincinnati is 4-1 Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and BYU vs Cincinnati injuries news.

The BYU Cougars sit at No. 35 in the current College Football Power Rankings here at Odds – VSB
, while the Cincinnati Bearcats are at No. 26 on that chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the BYU Cougars No. 79-ranked offense (27.67 PPG) against a Cincinnati Bearcats defense that ranks No. 91 at 30.6 PPG. The BYU Cougars passing attack has averaged 282.17 yards per game, more than the Cincinnati Bearcats give up through the air (230 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Cincinnati Bearcats feature the league’s No. 73-rated road run defense, allowing 189 yards per game. BYU, meanwhile, ranks No. 104 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time we saw the Hurricanes, they had no answer for Joseph Yearby as the Bearcats rolled to a 34-23 victory at Nippert Stadium.

 

In BYU’s last outing, Blake Kemp threw for 371 yards to lead the Cougars over East Carolina 45-38 at LaVell Edwards Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Cincinnati is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Cincinnati is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati’s last 5 games
  • Cincinnati is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • BYU is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • BYU is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 11 of BYU’s last 16 games
  • BYU is 3-7-1 ATS in its last 11 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Cincinnati home to Connecticut, Saturday, October 24th
BYU home to Wagner, Saturday, October 24th

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