NCAA Football Betting Trends – BYU vs. Utah State

After a season-opening win against Washington and overhyped Jake Locker, BYU looked to be picking up right where it left off after an 11-2 campaign in 2009. But following that victory, BYU has lost three straight games while being outscored 86-41 over that span. Even with their early struggles, the Cougars remain popular among the betting public.

According to Sports Insights’ Betting Trends data, BYU is currently receiving 61% of spread wagers for Friday’s game at Utah State. After opening as a 6.5-point favorite at both CRIS and Pinnacle, many would expect the line to grow with the majority of bets falling on BYU. However, the line has actually dropped 2.5 points to -4 at both sportsbooks. Sports Insights’ Betting Systems have triggered multiple plays throughout the week, indicating that sharp money has found value on tonight’s game.

The following table shows the breakdown of spread betting percentages from our six contributing sportsbooks:

Team # Bets Sportsbook SIA BetUS 5Dimes Carib WagerWeb
BYU 22532 75% 64% 66% 52% 39% 68%
Utah State 25% 36% 34% 48% 61% 32%

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