NCAA football gambling expectations have fallen dramatically for the Brigham Young University Cougars as the fell flat out of the NCAA football wagering gate.
TCU opened at Sports-Gambling as a 30 point home favorite over BYU. Kickoff is at 4PM Eastern Time with a telecast on Versus.
The BYU Cougars are 2-4 both straight up and with the NCAA betting lines. BYU is coming off a 24-21 upset home win over San Diego State as 4.5 point dogs. The Cougars have gone under the total in all 6 of their games this year.
The prolific passing attack that is synonymous with BYU football is gone this year as the Cougars rank 86th in the nation for passing and an eye-popping 113th for points permitted.
The defense has not been much better as it ranks 90th and coordinator Jaime Hill paid for it with his job after week 5 as head coach Bronco Mendenhall took command of the unit himself.
Freshman quarterback Jake Heaps continues his difficult on the job training with a 53% completion rate and a 1/4 touchdown/interception ratio with a pathetic 4.9 yards per pass attempt average. Running back JJ Di Luigi leads the offense with 508 yards rushing and a 5.8 yards per carry average with 4 touchdowns.
The TCU Horned Frogs have a record of 6-0 straight up and 3-3 with the NCAA betting odds. TCU is coming off a 45-0 blowout home win over Wyoming as they went under the total for the 3rd time in 4 games. TCU ranks 8th in the nation for scoring and 2nd in the country for points allowed.
Quarterback Andy Dalton has a 66.7% completion rate and 9/4 TD/INT ratio with an average of 8.5 yards per attempt. Running back Ed Wesley has 612 yards rushing and a 7.0 yards per carry average with 7 touchdowns.
BYU lacks the firepower to pull off the upset. Only TCU can possibly beat TCU in this matchup, which rarely happens with Gary Patterson as head coach.
BYU has gotten the money in just 5 out of their last 18 games following a straight up win. TCU has covered the NCAA football gambling spread in 4 out of their last 5 meetings with BYU.