Brigham Young Cougars vs. Wyoming Cowboys NCAAF Pick - Poinsettia Bowl Odds

December 21, 9:00 PM EST

Betting Odds

Point Spread: 
BYU - 9

In the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl, the Brigham Young Cougars (8-4) will face the runner-up for the Mountain West Conference, the Wyoming Cowboys (8-5). The game will be broadcasted for national audiences on ESPN with a scheduled kick-off time of 9:00 PM ET. These two teams used to meet on an annual basis until 2010. BYU has won nine of the last ten against the Cowboys.

Brigham Young Cougars vs. Wyoming Cowboys Overview

BYU comes in winning their last four where they have absolutely rolled every opponent they have come across. The Cougars have defeated their previous four opponents by a score of 136-29 and they have been a cash cow against the spread, covering seven of their last ten. For the Wyoming Cowboys, the hallmark win for them was their triumph against Mountain West Conference Champion San Diego State. Since that victory in Laramie, the Cowboys have lost their last two and they have been outplayed and outclassed by New Mexico and San Diego State in the re-match that decided the Mountain West title.


BYU vs. Wyoming Betting Trends

  • Favorite is 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
  • BYU is 6-1 ATS in the previous 7 fixtures.
  • BYU is 7-1 in their last eight overall.
  • Wyoming has lost their last two outings.

Public Money Consensus

68% of the public are on the Cowboys against the spread, taking back the points. On the Money Line, Brigham Young University comes in as a -350 favorite contrasting to Wyoming who is offered as a +285 pup. In this market, 92% of the consensus like the Cowboys on the Money Line. In the Over/Under, 55% of the public like the Over for a line currently sitting at 57. This market has dropped by two points since its open at 59.

Brigham Young Cougars vs. Wyoming Cowboys Prediction

Playing chalk is never a favorite cup of tea especially when you are spotting a fair amount of points. However, to see the public smother the Cowboys on the Money Line suggests that the underdog here may actually be overemphasized. Typically, when the public likes a pooch that signals that there is often too many points being spotted to the public by their perception which means that the favorite may actually be in a short-sell. The Cougars have made an example out of every team they have come across since starting off 1-3. Let us also remind everyone that those three losses to start off the regular season were fostered in the most gut-wrenching and uncanny manners imaginable. BYU could have easily been playing a New Year’s Six Bowl game had they caught a few breaks along the way and they will look to finish with a bold point against a struggling Wyoming Cowboys team that have hit their peak this season.

Free Pick: 
Take BYU at -9

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