Free Week 6 Prediction: Cougars vs Spartans Odds
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(2-3) BYU Cougars vs Michigan State Spartans (2-2)
Date: Saturday, October 8th
Time: 3:30 pm EST
Venue: Spartan Stadium, East Lansing, Michigan
NCAA Football Spread: Michigan State -6
NCAA Betting Total: 50
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This game features two teams that have both underachieved to start the season.
BYU won a back and forth shootout with Toledo last week, while Michigan St. dropped their second in a row being upset by Indiana.
This game should be a tough battle for both offenses, and any trip to Spartan stadium is a tough one.
In a game where BYU scored over 50 points, it was very surprising to see QB Taysom Hill only threw 1 touchdown pass.
This week he should have a tough game against a Spartan defense looking to break a losing streak, and they will be playing with an edge. I expect 3 interceptions form the senior QB.
The running game was very dominant against Toledo. Leading tailback Jamaal Williams had one of the best games of the season. He ran for 286 yards and scored 5 touchdowns against the Rockets.
Michigan State’s defensive front seven is a lot more talented than Toledo’s, but I do expect him to reach the 75 yard mark this week.
Tight End Tanner Balderree emerged as a deep threat last week against Toledo, and should be key in the game against Michigan St. I’m also expecting Colby Pearson to step up and score a touchdown, breaking a 4 game scoreless streak.
Whenever a team gives up 53 points the defense has played terrible.
The Cougars are going up against a hard-nosed Michigan state offense on the road. The passing defense looked terrible, giving up 500 passing yards and 5 touchdowns to Toledo QB Logan Woodside.
Two of those touchdowns were over 75 yards and it wouldn’t surprise me to see Michigan State try to air the ball out early to put the Cougars in a whole.
Michigan State Spartans
I expected Michigan State to be a contender for the College Football playoff.
They had a favorable schedule to start the season and I believed a strong start would be the momentum they needed heading into the tougher Big Ten games.
The 2-2 start with a two game losing streak has made a Rose Bowl berth the only consolation prize to what is already a disappointing season.
QB Tyler O’Conner threw for over 250 yards with 3 touchdown passes, and ran for 36 more yards. He should have a huge game against the Cougars. I’m expecting 300 yards and 4 touchdowns this weekend.
LJ Scott has had two consecutive subpar games. Last week against the Hoosiers he was only able to get 38 yards rushing on 11 carries. This week I’m looking for the Spartan offensive line to impose their will and LJ Scott should get 2 scores on 150 yards rushing.
Wide receiver RJ Shelton has had an inconsistent season.
He had 0 catches against Furman in week 1, followed that up with 8 catches for 80 yards and a score in week 2, had only 3 catches in the loss to Wisconsin, and then bounced back last week with 7 catches for 141 yards and a score.
This week I look for him to have another good game and reach the 100 yard mark again with a second consecutive week with a score.
BYU’s defense will need to stop the passing game if they are going to have a chance to win.
I fully expect the Sparty defense to shut down Williams and the running game, and the QB of BYU hasn’t done enough to give me confidence in them to keep the score close.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- BYU is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
- The total has gone UNDER in 6 of BYU’s last 9 games on the road
- Michigan State is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Michigan State’s last 6 games
Free Week 6 NCAA Football Prediction
Michigan St. ends their 2 game losing streak in dominant fashion. Look for the defense to really clamp down this week.
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The Spartans will win by a touchdown, but it will be a low scoring affair. The running game will set the tone early, and Tyler O’Conner will win it late.
Week 6 Free Score Prediction: Michigan State 27 – BYU 20
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