Utah vs BYU Live: Point Spread, Total & Prediction Utah vs. BYU odds, predictions: 2019 college football picks from advanced model on 49-29 run
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The model also finished the 2018-19 college football season on a blistering 49-29 run on all top-rated picks, and anybody who has been following it is way up. Last week, the model nailed Miami (+7) staying within the spread against eighth-ranked Florida and hit the Under.
Now the model has dialed in on Utah vs. BYU. We can tell you it is leaning under, and it has a strong against-the-spread pick that cashes in well over 50 percent of simulations. That pick is only available at SportsLine.
The model knows that besides the guys up front, Utah’s defense also returns one of its top DBs, junior Jaylon Johnson (6-0, 195). The first-team all-Pac-12 cornerback is also in contention for All-America honors. He started all 14 games in 2018 and led Utah with four interceptions, tied for third in the conference. He was second in the Pac-12 and eighth in the country with 126 interception return yards.
Offensively, the Utes get a boost with the return of junior wideout Britain Covey, Utah’s leading receiver as a freshman and sophomore. He is also a two-time all-Pac-12 returner and has two career 100-yard receiving games. Last season, he caught 60 passes for 637 yards (10.6 average) and one touchdown.
But just because the Utes lead the all-time series does not guarantee they will cover the BYU vs. Utah spread on Thursday.
That’s because BYU has a history of success as well, winning games at a .575 clip, 44th best among all Division I programs. The Cougars have also won five straight season-openers.
The Cougars are led by sophomore quarterback Zach Wilson, who completed 120-of-182 passes for 1,578 yards and 12 touchdowns. He had a 157.2 QB rating and has been named to the 2019 CFPA National Performers of the Year Watch List. Also powering the Cougars’ offense is sophomore running back Lopini Katoa, who led BYU in rushing last season with 423 yards and eight touchdowns. His longest run of the season was a 50-yarder against New Mexico State. He finished that game with 155 yards and four touchdowns on 19 attempts.
Who wins BYU vs. Utah? And which side of the spread can you bank on in well over 50 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Utah vs. BYU spread to jump on Thursday, all from the advanced computer model that finished last season on a 49-29 run on top-rated college football picks.