The Cougars (+5.5) are gearing up to welcome the No. 22 Washington Huskies (-5.5) to LaVell Edwards Stadium. This pivotal afternoon matchup is scheduled to start at 3:30 p.m. ET and ABC will televise the action.
No. 22 Washington vs. BYU Betting Odds 9/21/2019
Washington is giving up 5.5 points in this game. The Huskies are currently receiving -235 moneyline odds while the Cougars are +185. This match will likely present some live betting scenarios, and the over/under (O/U) has been set at 50.5 points.
The sharp action has been siding with both the Cougars and the over. This line originally opened at 6.5 while the total was set initially at just 48.5.
The Huskies are 2-1 straight up (SU) while the Cougars are also 2-1 SU. The disappointing Huskies have lost 5.5 units so far and are 2-1 against the spread (ATS). The team has posted an O/U record of 2-1.
The Cougars have been a pleasant surprise for moneyline bettors this season, gaining 2.4 units. They’re 2-1 ATS and have an O/U record of 1-2.
The Huskies are coming off a resounding 52-20 win over Hawaii last week. Jacob Eason completed 18 passes on 25 attempts for 262 yards and three touchdowns. Sean McGrew (63 rushing yards on eight attempts, one TD) and Salvon Ahmed (83 yards on eight carries) led the ground attack while Aaron Fuller (five receptions, 55 yards, one TD) and Hunter Bryant (five catches, 115 yards, one TD) handled the receiving duties in the win.
BYU is coming off of a 30-27 win over USC. Zach Wilson completed 20-of-33 passes for 280 yards and one touchdown. Ty’Son Williams (99 yards on 19 rush attempts) spearheaded the running attack while Micah Simon (three receptions, 48 yards) and Gunner Romney (three catches, 54 yards) led the pass-catching corps in the win.
Washington has run the ball on 56.1 percent of its offensive possessions this year while BYU has an overall rush percentage of 48.7 percent. The Huskies have produced 192 rush yards/game and have seven touchdowns on the ground this year. The Cougars are logging 110 rush yards per contest and have five total rushing TDs.
If 2019 numbers can translate to this game, then the Huskies may hold an advantage when it comes to RB effectiveness. Their backfield has generated 4.8 yards per carry while their defense is allowing a YPC of 3.9 to opponents. The Cougars have recorded 3.6 yards per carry and allowed 4.8 yards per rush attempt to opponents.
The Huskies have logged 264 yards per contest through the air overall and have seven passing scores so far. The Cougars have put up 246 pass yards per outing and have two total pass TDs.
On the defensive side of the ball, Washington has allowed 132 rush yards and 192 pass yards per game. BYU has allowed 225.0 rushing yards per game and 187.7 to opposing teams in the air. The Huskies are allowing an adjusted net yards per pass attempt (ANY/A) of only 3.95 to opponents, while the Cougars have given up a 5.48 ANY/A.
Eason has put up 611 passing yards this season. He’s connected on 45-of-61 attempts with seven passing touchdowns and has yet to throw an interception. Eason has a 12.10 adjusted net yards per pass attempt overall, although that number is 7.31 over the last two outings.
Look for a balanced approach offensively from Washington in this one. Salvon Ahmed (127 rushing yards, one rush TD this season), Hunter Bryant (196 receiving yards, one receiving TD) and Aaron Fuller (128 receiving yards, three TDs) have all played key roles lately.
On the other sideline, Zach Wilson has accounted for 488 yards, one TD and two INTs. Wilson’s ANY/A sits at 5.60 for the year and 7.41 over his last two outings.
Ty’Son Williams, Micah Simon and Gunner Romney have collectively accounted for 461 total yards and two touchdowns the last two outings.
These two teams faced off last year with the final result being a 35-7 win for Washington.
Washington Huskies vs. BYU Cougars Free Pick
SU Winner – BYU, ATS Winner – BYU, O/U – Over
Team Betting Trends
The Washington defensive unit has sacked opposing quarterbacks eight times this season. BYU has produced three sacks.
Each offense has lost one fumble this season.
The Huskies offense has registered two pass plays of 40 yards or more, while the Cougars have accounted for one such play.
The Washington defense has allowed one pass play of 40 or more yards, while BYU has given up two such plays.
The Washington offense has created six rushing plays of 20 or more yards, while BYU has created two such runs.
The Huskies defense has allowed four rushing plays of 20 or more yards, while the Cougars have given up three such runs.
The Over/Under for BYU’s previous game was 57.5. The under cashed in the 30-27 win over USC.
In its last three matches, BYU is 2-1 ATS and the under cashed in two of those three.
In its last three matches, Washington is 2-1 ATS and the over cashed in two of those three.
The Over/Under for Washington’s last game was set at 60.5. The over cashed in the team’s 52-20 victory over Hawaii.
Washington has averaged 4.9 yards per carry over its last two outings.
BYU has averaged 3.4 yards per carry over its last two.