|Written by Mike|
Bet on NCAAFThe Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl features a pair of rivals in Brigham Young and Utah. The game at Sam Boyd Stadium is scheduled to kick off at 3:30 PM ET, and will be televised on ABC. Currently, Utah is a slight favorite to win.
The Cougars are 9-3 SU and 8-4 ATS so far this season. Six of their games have gone OVER the line, with the other six going UNDER. They are coming off of a 51-28 win over Utah State, where they won against the spread as 3 point road favorites. The total went OVER the 51 point line set by the sportsbook for that matchup.
The Utes are 9-3 SU and 5-7 ATS overall this year. Six of their games have gone OVER the line, while the other six have gone UNDER. They are coming off of a 20-14 win over Colorado, where they lost against the spread as 16 ½ point home favorites. The total went UNDER the 48 ½ point line set by sports betting professionals in that one.
BYU is 5-2 ATS in December. The total has gone UNDER in 4 of their last 5 games at a neutral site, and OVER in 7 of their last 10 games following a win spreadwise.
Utah is 8-2 ATS in bowl games, and 8-2 ATS at a neutral site. They are 6-2 ATS in December, and 11-5 ATS against teams with a winning record. They are 39-18-2 ATS in non-conference games, and 1-5 ATS overall lately. The total has gone OVER in all 4 of their recent games after a SU win, and UNDER in 4 of their last 5 non-conference matchups. The total has gone UNDER in 11 of their last 15 after a loss spreadwise, and UNDER in 19 of their last 27 games against a team with a winning record.
Between these teams, BYU is 1-5 ATS lately. The underdog is 14-3 ATS in this series.
They last met in November 2013, when Utah won 20-13, and won against the spread as 7 point road underdogs. The total went UNDER the 60 ½ point line set by the oddsmakers in that matchup.
For the Las Vegas Bowl, the Utes are listed as 2 ½ point favorites. The over/under is set at 54 points. On the moneyline, Utah is a -140, while BYU is listed at +120.