Apparently it’s gambling season at Vanquish the Foe. After going into individual game betting lines yesterday, we dive into BYU’s over/under win total today.
The Las Vegas Westgate Superbook set BYU’s regular season win total (does not include bowl game performance) at 7 games. The over seven games is +100 odds while the under seven games is -120 odds. In short, the +100 means you need to bet $100 to win $100, while the -120 means you need to bet $120 to win $100. So, the under bet is seen as the slightly more likely outcome.
Here is how I see the tiers of BYU’s likelihood to win.
Likely wins (3): Liberty, UMass, Idaho State
Slight Favorites (3): Toledo, South Florida, San Diego State
Toss ups (2): Boise State and Utah State
Underdogs (4): Utah, Tennessee, USC, Washington
If BYU can go 7-1 in the first 3 categories and win 1 of the 4 in which they’re underdogs, that’s 8 wins there. Not easy, but doable. If I was a betting man, I would take the over and say BYU goes 8-4 in the regular season. BYU is improved over last season and isn’t more than a 6-point underdog in any of its games.
Below are other over/under totals for BYU opponents:
Boise State: 9.5
Utah State: 6.5
San Diego State: 8.5