Week 3 College Football Odds: How to Bet BYU-Oregon

Two of the best teams in the west will meet on Saturday when the No. 12 BYU (2-0) plays at No. 25 Oregon (1-1) Saturday. The game will air on FOX.

The teams have an even history as the all-time streak is 3-3. The Cougars won the most recent game, a 38-8 win at the 2006 Pioneer Las Vegas Bowl.

Here’s everything you need from a Cougars-Ducks game betting perspective, point spread, moneyline and total over/under (odds via FOX Bet):

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BYU @ Oregon (3:30 p.m. ET Saturday, FOX)

Point spread: Oregon -3.5 (Oregon favored to win by more than 3.5 points, otherwise BYU covers)
Money line: Oregon -182 favorites to win (bet $10 to win $15.49 in total); BYU +140 underdogs up for grabs (bet $10 to win $23.50 total)
Over/under total score: 57 points scored by both teams combined

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BYU freshman transfer Kingsley Suamataia started the Cougars’ first two games. Where does the five-star rookie come from? Oregon, where he was the top rookie of the Class of 2021.

The Cougars have recently owned the Pac-12 Conference as they have won their last five games against a Pac-12 team.

The over in the over/under (O/U) has hit in five of BYU’s last seven games.

BYU is 4-1 ATS (ATS) in its last five games played in September.

The Ducks are 2-4 ATS in their last six games, but 11-5 (SU) in their last 16.

Oregon is on a 20-game winning streak at home.

The Ducks are 9-1 in their last 10 games played in September, with the only blemish being a 49-3 loss to defending national champion Georgia in Week 1.

Pick Via Sports Betting Expert FOX Geoff Schwartz:

This primetime non-conference game in Eugene will be a rock battle between two teams that pride themselves on their physical play.

Oregon bounced back against Eastern Washington after being embarrassed by Georgia. BYU smoked South Florida in Week 1, then pulled off an impressive overtime win over Baylor in Provo last weekend.

However, I take the underside in this game and I’ll tell you why.

Right now, Oregon doesn’t trust quarterback Bo Nix. It’s clear by looking at the design of the game plan and the Ducks’ lack of confidence with him on third down. They would rather run the ball and avoid situations where Nix has to be their offense, even though their skill position players are far more talented than BYU’s secondary pieces. On paper, Oregon should move the ball through the air, but that’s not where they want to be right now.

BYU has a quarterback they trust for the return of Jaren Hall. He got off to a fast start in 2022 with 522 yards in the Cougars’ first two games. They are counting on him to produce more offense than last season. In 2021, Hall made just 296 pass attempts and rushed for over 300 yards for the Cougars.

For this weekend, we have to think about it. BYU’s main receivers are injured and their status for this contest is currently unknown. That means the impressive start of Cougar running back Christopher Brooks, who is averaging 6.4 yards per attempt, should be the focus of BYU’s game plan against the Ducks.

Oregon’s defense would prefer teams to run into their two big hitters at linebacker. If BYU attempts to kick the ball, Oregon has a corner locked to Christian Gonzalez. Oregon head coach Dan Lanning became more interested in defense last week, so I think the performance against Georgia is in the rearview mirror.

I don’t expect tons of points in this game. Two heavy teams with good front sevens. One team doesn’t trust their quarterback and the other doesn’t have their primary receiving targets.

The scores of both teams will be in the 20s.

TAKE: Under 57 points scored by both teams combined on FOX Bet

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