BYU vs. Arkansas Prediction: Picks & Start Time – October 2022

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The BYU Cougars (4-2) will battle the Arkansas Razorbacks (3-3) at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo, Utah.

BYU vs. Arkansas Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 1 point, with sportsbooks listing BYU as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, BYU has -114 odds to pick up the win, while Arkansas is listed at -107 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 66.5 points.

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Game Info

How to Watch BYU vs. Arkansas Live?

  • Game Day: Saturday, October 15, 2022
  • Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN
  • Location: Provo, Utah
  • Stadium: LaVell Edwards Stadium

Betting Preview


Offensively, BYU ranks 58th in the FBS with 417.5 yards per game. Meanwhile, its defense ranks 58th in total defense (364.5 yards allowed per contest). From an offensive standpoint, BYU ranks 52nd in the FBS with 32.0 points per game. Meanwhile, the team’s defense ranks 73rd in points allowed (364.5 points allowed per contest). BYU ranks 43rd in passing yards this year (264.3 per game), but has been playing really well on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 25th-best in the FBS with 190.0 passing yards allowed per game. BYU is averaging 153.2 rushing yards per game offensively this season (68th in the FBS), and is giving up 174.5 rushing yards per game (100th) on defense. BYU is putting up a 42.1% third-down percentage on offense, which ranks them 53rd in the FBS. On the other side of the ball, the defense ranks 89th, surrendering a 41.9% third-down conversion rate. BYU has the 24th-best turnover margin in college football at +4, forcing six turnovers (102nd in the FBS) while turning it over two times (third in the FBS).


While Arkansas’ defense has been stuck in neutral, ranking 13th-worst by giving up 454.5 total yards per game, its offense ranks 24th-best with 462.7 total yards per contest. Arkansas ranks 73rd in points per game (29.5), but it has been less effective on the other side of the ball, ranking 24th-worst in the FBS with 32.2 points ceded per contest. Arkansas ranks 83rd in passing yards per game (228.8), but it has been less productive defensively, ranking fifth-worst in the FBS with 307.0 passing yards conceded per contest. Arkansas’ run offense has been excelling, piling up 233.8 rushing yards per game (11th-best) this season. Defensively, it ranks 75th by giving up 147.5 rushing yards per game. Arkansas ranks 45th in the FBS with a 44.1% third-down conversion rate on offense, and 106th with a 43.4% third-down percentage allowed on defense. With six forced turnovers (102nd in the FBS) and eight turnovers committed (54th in the FBS) this season, Arkansas ranks 100th in the FBS with a turnover margin of -2.

BYU vs. Arkansas Betting Analysis

BYU Betting Insights

BYU has covered the spread two times over five games with a set spread. BYU has an ATS record of 2-2 when playing as at least 1-point favorites. BYU games have finished with a final combined score above the over/under four times this season. The Cougars have not yet lost a game they played as the moneyline favorite this season, going 4-0. The Cougars have won all four games they have played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -114 or shorter.

Razorbacks Betting Insights

Arkansas has covered the spread two times in six games with a set number. Arkansas is winless against the spread when it’s 1-point underdogs or more (0-3). This year, Arkansas games have hit the over five times. The Razorbacks have been the underdog in three games this season, and they have failed to win any of those contests. The Razorbacks have not won as an underdog of -107 or more on the moneyline this season in three such games.

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BYU vs. Arkansas Against The Spread & Betting Records


Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 56.1 54.7 58.3
Implied Total AVG 34.6 35.7 33.0
ATS Record 2-3-0 1-2-0 1-1-0
Over/Under Record 4-1-0 2-1-0 2-0-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 4-0 3-0 1-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 0-1 0-0 0-1


Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 56.3 57.8 53.3
Implied Total AVG 34.0 36.5 29.0
ATS Record 2-4-0 2-2-0 0-2-0
Over/Under Record 5-1-0 4-0-0 1-1-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 3-0 3-0 0-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 0-3 0-1 0-2

Players to Watch


  • The Cougars’ defense has been aided by the contributions of Max Tooley, who has played six games and collected 24 tackles, 2.0 TFL, one sack, and three interceptions.
  • Ben Bywater has played six games, compiling two interceptions to go along with 25 tackles, 1.0 TFL, one sack, and two passes defended for the Cougars.
  • As part of the Cougars’ defensive unit, John Nelson has collected 10 tackles, 3.0 TFL, and two sacks in six games.
  • With 17 tackles, Talan Alfrey has helped propel the Cougars’ defense over six games.


  • As a tone-setter on defense, the Razorbacks’ Drew Sanders has recorded 42 tackles, 6.0 TFL, and seven sacks in six games.
  • On defense, Bumper Pool has helped keep opposing offenses in check with 45 tackles, 3.0 TFL, and one sack in six games.
  • Jordan Domineck has been wreaking havoc on defense, recording 4.0 sacks to go with 2.0 TFL and 15 tackles for the Razorbacks.
  • With 31 tackles and 1.0 TFL in six games, Simeon Blair has been providing a big boost on defense for the Razorbacks.

BYU vs. Arkansas Predictions and Pick

BYU vs. Arkansas betting card

    Pick ATS:

    Cougars (-1)

    Pick OU:

    Under (66.5)

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How to Bet on BYU vs. Arkansas

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Our prediction to win this matchup is BYU, and we predict that BYU will cover the spread (BYU -1). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 66.5 points.


Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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