Week #4: Cavaliers vs Cougars Predictions
Week 4 college football betting action sees the Virginia Cavaliers heading out to Provo, Utah to take on the BYU Cougars Saturday afternoon at Lavell Edwards Stadium. Cappers Picks provides free college football handicapping tips all season long.
BYU is undefeated and looking to be that outsider team that make the playoffs. They can afford no slip ups along the way and must be ready to host and defeat the Cavs on Saturday afternoon.
College Football Odds
Virginia Cavaliers (2-1) vs. #23 BYU Cougars (3-0)
Saturday September 20
Lavell Edwards Stadium – Provo, UT
College Football Betting Lines: BYU -14.5
College Football Betting Total: 47.5
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Not much was expected from the Cavs this season but they showed well in a loss to UCLA and really well in a win over Louisville last week.
They are 3-0 ATS and have a chance to improve on last year overall. In looking at their schedule there is going to be some really hard work ahead for Virginia.
Their conference slate is pretty tough in the second half, though winning at BYU might be as challenging as any of their final games, save a trip up to Tallahassee.
When you look at the numbers on Virginia nothing jumps out in terms of where to pin why they are playing better than expected.
I think that the expectations might have been so low based on recent performance that modest improvement is looking much greater on the field.
More importantly this likely means that this streak of beating the number could and should end in dramatic fashion…like on Saturday.
It is hard not to be somewhat impressed with the Cougars so far. It looks like a perfect season is very possible and they played very well in their game at Texas, whipping the Longhorns yet again.
The biggest road block right now looks like a trip to play Boise State on the smurf turf.
I am not sure it will be enough but they are looking like the best potential Mid-Major playoff buster right now and Taysom Hill might be the most exciting player in the country.
Hill is second in the nation among quarterback rushing the ball and is no slouch when it comes to passing either.
Best of all he gives the Cougars energy and toughness as he is willing to stick his nose into the fray.
For BYU to achieve their goals he needs to keep playing well as it will mean they continue to win and gain attention.
Virginia’s strength is probably its secondary but odds are he won’t find himself in too many must pass situations.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Cavaliers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
- Cavaliers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games on grass.
- Cavaliers are 4-0 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
- Cougars are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games after accumulating more than 450 total yards in their previous game.
- Under is 4-0 in Cougars last 4 games on grass.
- Under is 10-1 in Cougars last 11 games after accumulating more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game.
NCAA Football Week #4 Prediction: 4* Free Play on BYU -14.5
This will be UVA’s first trip away from home and it won’t be much fun for the Cavs.
NCAAF Score prediction: BYU 38 – Virginia 20
BYU is totally underrated in terms of their physicality and they haven’t played a team like that this season. BYU will make it hurt in an easy win.