The reeling Wyoming Cowboys will hit the road looking to snap out of the funk they’ve been in since the start of the season when they visit a ticked off Utah State team that just had its modest winning streak emphatically snapped the last time out.
The college football week 9 spread favors the Aggies by 4 touchdowns to beat the Cowboys. Now, let’s find out who’s going to cover the spread!
A Closer Look At The Wyoming Cowboys at Utah State Aggies Spread & Betting Analysis
What: Wyoming Cowboys (1-7) at Utah State Aggies (4-3)
When: Friday, October 30, 2015
Kickoff: 10:15 PM ET
Where: Logan, UT
Stadium: Romney Stadium
Weather: 50° F | A Mixture of Sun and Clouds
Spread: Utah State -28
Moneyline: Wyoming +2625 vs Utah State -5500
Game Total: 49
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Bet The Wyoming Cowboys at +28 because…
Just one week after getting their first victory of the season, Wyoming (1-7 SU, 5-3 ATS) got pounded in its humbling 34-14 loss to Boise State in Week 8, though the Cowboys easily covered the NCAA betting line as an insane 34-point road dog.
Quarterback Cameron Coffman completed 8 of 13 passes for 70 yards with one touchdown and one interception before suffering an injury and now, seldom-used backup Nick Smith will likely get the start in this one after going 4-for8 for 53 in relief of Coffman the last time out.
Defensively, the Cowboys gave up 418 yards of offense and allowed Boise State to convert 12 of 19 third down attempts. Wyoming is averaging 19.5 points per game (114th) while allowing 32.2 points per game defensively (97th).
Bet The Utah State Aggies at -28 Because…
Utah State (4-3 SU, 43 ATS) had its three-game SU and ATS winning streaks emphatically snapped in its 48-14 Week 8 beat-down at the hands of San Diego State this past weekend.
Quarterback Kent Myers had an uneven performance in completing just 8 of 19 passes for 93 yards with one touchdown and one interception while allowing Aztecs running back Donnel Pumphrey to rush for 181 yards and two scores on 23 carries.
The Aggies average a respectable 28.3 points per game (74th) while allowing 24.3 points per contest defensively (51st).
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
While I don’t see any way that Wyoming is going to pull off the outright road upset over Utah State, I do like the Cowboys to cover the huge spread, seeing as how they’ve covered the spread in four straight games and five or their last six overall.
Wyoming is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and has not lost any game this season by more than 21 points.
Cowboys are 5-0 ATS in their last five road games against a team with a winning home record and 4-1 ATS in their L/5 games following an SU loss.
While the Favorite in this series is 5-1 ATS in the last six meetings and the Cowboys are 0-4 ATS in the last four, I say back Wyoming to get the ATS in a closer-than-expected loss.