1. Utah at BYU
playMGM LINE: Utah -6, o/u: 48.5
OVER/UNDER PICK: Under
The total fell through the floor.
It started out at 57.5, the public realized it was raining money with that, hammered it WAY too hard, and it dropped almost ten points.
The betting public got greedy.
LOVED the under at 57.5, and still sort want to be friends with benefits at 48.5.
Last year’s Holy War ended up a thrilling 35-27 Utah comeback win, but these two combined for 32 points in 2017 after working together to get to 39 in 2016.
Utah might have amore fun offense – it gets back its stars in the backfield – and BYU’s Zach Wilson is a rising star, but it’ll be the defenses that rule the day.
The Cougars gave up more than 23 points just three times – losing all three – and this year they have a better-looking defense.
Utah comes back loaded, and that’s going to help here with a D that should be among the Pac-12’s and nation’s best. It’ll be a concern on offense, though, after scoring 40 or more five times.
In this year’s battle, expect a whole lot of stalled drives, and whole bunch of filed goal attempts, and a fight to the end – you’re going to need a defensive stop to get this under. by the way.
But you’ll get there.