NCAA Football Odds: Friday Utah State @ BYU Picks

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It’s a Beehive State battle on Friday night, as for the second straight week, the BYU Cougars will be showcased at home in the ESPN NCAA football betting affair against the Utah State Aggies.

Year To Date Record: 25-20 ATS

Upset Record: 5-8 +$185

Week 5 College Football Matchup: Utah State Aggies @ BYU Cougars
Date: Friday, September 30th, 8:00 ET
Location: Lavell Edwards Stadium, Provo, UT
College Football Lines: BYU -8
Over/Under 49.5
Week 5 College Football TV Schedule: ESPN

We’re a bit concerned about how this line pans out here for the Cougars. BYU knows that it was a three point favorite against the UCF Knights last week as two point favorites in a game that easily could have gone either way. Now, the oddsmakers are saying the Aggies, who are from a significantly worse conference and are just a 1-2 team, are only getting five more points than UCF was… Scary, eh?

The truth of the matter is that the Aggies are indeed good enough to win this game, as they were last year when they beat the Cougs in Logan. That being said, these are both significantly better teams. QB Jake Heaps was just named the starting quarterback for BYU as a frosh, while QB Diondre Borel was a senior and one of the best players that the Aggies have seen in quite some time. Now though, it is QB Chuckie Keaton for USU that is the freshman, though he has had three relatively successful starts to start off his career.

There’s just something fishy about BYU in this game. This theoretically should be the easiest game that this team has had all year long, but we aren’t so sure that we see it that way. The Aggies could be primed for an upset.

Week 5 NCAA Football Pick: Utah State +8

Lou Palumbo is the founder and part owner of the Sports Handicapping Community. He's been writing and posting free picks and sports handicapping strategies on the Cappersinfo forums and website for 15 years now. He enjoys handicapping just as much as he did from the very first day he built the original Cappersinfo website.

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