Opening lines for the game were released Sunday morning, with BYU opening as a 1.5-point favorite. The line quickly moved to BYU -3 (meaning BYU a 3-point favorite) as of this publishing. The over/under is 49.5.
The Bearcats are 2-2 on the season. After a nice road win over Pitt in week 2, Cinci subsequently lost home games to Miami of Ohio and Oklahoma. Cincinnati has held all 4 opponents to 24 points or below in regulation, but offensively they’ve averaged just 17 points in 3 games versus FBS competition. 6th-year senior QB Emory Jones is a veteran and running threat, but has completed just 53% of his passes the last two games. BYU will need to keep him in check in what could be a low-scoring game.
BYU-Cincinnati kickoff Friday night at 8:15 MT on ESPN.