Houston Hosts BYU in Battle of Cougars ESPN Friday

Houston Hosts BYU in Betting Battle of Cougars ESPN Friday

Once upon a time, BYU was known as Quarterback U. Nobody had a better NCAA Football betting reputation for prolific passing. Most important of all the Cougars won a national championship via the air. All of which makes the current edition of the Cougars so fascinating. Coach Kalani Sitake has stated he wants to play like Wisconsin. He is building a program of bulk and power. Counter to that is Houston coach Dana Holgorsen. Dirty Dana loves to throw it all over the yard. He is renowned for being one of the most creative offensive minds in football.

BYU Cougars at Houston Cougars

Date and Time:Friday, October 16, 2020, 9:30 p.m. ET
Location:TDECU Stadium, Houston, Texas
BYU vs. Houston Coverage:ESPN
BYU at Houston Odds at SBG:
TeamSpreadTotalML
BYU-3 (-115)63 (-110)-157
Houston U+3 (-105)63 (-110)+137
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BYU Cougars at Houston Cougars SBG Odds Overview

On this occasion, there should be relatively even offshore bookmaker action. BYU has a large following going back generations. Sharps respect The Y for their marked improvement this season. Houston is also a team held in solid regard. Namely, Holgorsen was respected for the job he did at West Virginia. Dirty Dana is also remembered for his dynamic offenses for over a decade. Further adding to Houston’s cache is a couple of past big seasons.

BYU Cougars Team Overview

BYU squeaked by the Texas San Antonio Roadrunners 27-20 as 34-point home overlays last week. Also paying off was under a total of 63. BYU is 4-0 straight up, 3-1 against the spread, and 1-3 under the total. The Cougars have national rankings of sixth for scoring offense and fourth for points allowed. So far BYU has shown excellent balance. 10th for passing and 16th for rushing equal the nation’s fifth-ranked total offense. Quarterback Zach Wilson has a 208.6 rating. To summarize he has eight touchdowns and one interception. Wilson averages 12.3 yards per attempt. Running back Tyler Allgeier is averaging 7.4 yards per carry with four TDs.

Houston Cougars Team Overview

Houston is coming off a 49-31 home win over Tulane 6.5-point home chalks. Over a total of 58 was a winning ticket too. Now Houston is 1-0 straight up, against the spread and over the total. The Cougars rank third for scoring offense and 48th for points allowed. Following several postponements, the win over Tulane was a successful season opener. Quarterback Clayton Tune threw for 319 yards and two touchdowns against Tulane.

BYU Cougars at Houston Cougars ATS Stats

The BYU Cougars are:

  • 8 payouts in their last 13 away games
  • Only five overs in their last 13 road tilts
  • 0-2 on the board against Houston
  • 1-1 on over-under head to head with Houston

The Houston Cougars are:

  • Over the total in seven of their last 12 games that follow a win
  • 7-5 over the total at TDECU Stadium
  • Only 9 of their last 26 games under the total
  • 6-6 vs. the line at home
  • 6-6 on the board after a win
  • 5-4 against the spread in non-conference games

BYU Cougars at Houston Cougars SBG Free Picks

In this situation, Houston is a quality NCAA Football betting home dog. Of major concern is BYU’s bad performance against Texas-San Antonio.

BYU at Houston SBG Best Bet: Houston Cougars

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