We know the Texas vs Alabama game is getting all the hype, but when the No.9 Baylor Bears travel to Provo, Utah to take on the No. 21 BYU Cougars, it might be the best game of Week 2. BYU may barely be in the top 25, but boy did they look good in last week’s 50-21 win over USF and with the returning production they have, the Coogs have a chance to be a special team. We all know what Baylor is, they’re a top-10 team for a reason. They boast an elite defense with an offense that can make big plays here and there when they need it.
Here’s all the data you’ll want, and a pick for the game!
Baylor: 13 overall, 39 offense, 6 defense
BYU: 17 overall, 21 offense, 21 defense
No reported injuries
WR Baylor Romney- Game time decision (undisclosed)
WR Puka Nacua - Game time decision (leg)
Against The Spread
Baylor: 1-0 ATS
BYU: 1-0 ATS
Baylor: Over 1-0
BYU: Over 1-0
Returning/Overall Talent from 247Sports
Baylor: 122 overall, 124 offense, 69 defense
BYU: 2 overall, 26 offense, 1 defense
Current lines at DraftKings Sportsbook
Spread: BYU -3
Moneyline: BYU -165, Baylor +140
Opening line: BYU -2.5
Opening total: 53
The Cougars have a couple of built-in advantages here. The elevation in Provo Is always a factor in a game and the long trip from Waco will probably take its toll on the Bears. On top of that, the crowd at LaVell Edwards Stadium is always insane. Baylor is a great team, but we think BYU could be massively underrated at No. 21 and should be looking to make a statement on Saturday night.
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