BYU vs. Stanford Prediction: Picks & Start Time – November 26, 2022

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It’ll be the BYU Cougars (6-5) versus the Stanford Cardinal (3-8) in college football play at Stanford Stadium in Stanford, California.

BYU vs. Stanford Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 6.5 points, with bookmakers listing BYU as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, BYU has -236 odds to pick up the win, while Stanford is listed at +189 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 57.5 points.

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Game Info

How to Watch BYU vs. Stanford Live?

  • Game Day: Saturday, November 26, 2022
  • Game Time: 11:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: Fox Sports 1
  • Location: Stanford, California
  • Stadium: Stanford Stadium

Betting Preview

BYU

BYU is putting up 439.1 yards per game on offense this season (30th in the FBS), and are surrendering 413.3 yards per game (100th) on defense. BYU is averaging 31.6 points per game on offense (44th in the FBS), and ranks 105th defensively with 30.4 points allowed per game. Offensively, BYU has been a top-25 unit in terms of passing yards, ranking 20th-best in the FBS by totaling 282.4 per game. The Cougars rank 74th on defense (228.3 passing yards allowed per game). BYU has the 66th-ranked rushing offense this year (156.7 rushing yards per game), and has been worse defensively, ranking 25th-worst with 185.0 rushing yards allowed per game. Despite having a bottom-25 defense on third down that ranks 18th-worst in the FBS (44.2% third-down conversion rate), BYU has played better offensively, ranking 34th in the FBS by posting a 44.1% third-down conversion rate. BYU ranks 53rd in college football with a +2 turnover margin after forcing 11 turnovers (114th in the FBS) while committing nine (10th in the FBS).

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Stanford

Stanford ranks 94th in total yards per game (360.7), but it has been less productive on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 21st-worst in the FBS with 432.5 total yards conceded per contest. This season has been rough for Stanford on both sides of the ball, as it is averaging just 20.9 points per game (24th-worst) and ceding 31.9 points per game (19th-worst). In terms of passing, Stanford ranks 47th in the FBS (248.5 passing yards per game) and 65th defensively (220.3 passing yards allowed per contest). In terms of rushing, this season has been hard for Stanford on both sides of the ball, as it is putting up only 112.3 rushing yards per game (18th-worst) and surrendering 212.3 rushing yards per game (seventh-worst). Stanford’s third-down defense has been leading the charge for the team, as it ranks 23rd-best in the FBS with a 32.9% third-down conversion rate allowed. In terms of offense, it is posting a 36.4% third-down rate, which ranks 92nd. At -12, Stanford owns the 100th-ranked turnover margin in the FBS, with nine forced turnovers (124th in the FBS) and 21 turnovers committed (114th in the FBS).

BYU vs. Stanford Betting Analysis

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BYU Betting Insights

BYU is 3-7-0 against the spread this season. BYU has 1-4 ATS when playing as at least 6.5-point favorites. BYU games have finished with a final combined score above the over/under seven times this season. The Cougars have gone 4-3 in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 57.1% of those games). The Cougars have gone 0-1 when playing as a moneyline favorite with odds of -236 or shorter (75%).

Cardinal Betting Insights

Stanford has covered the spread in a matchup two times this season (2-9-0). In games they have played as 6.5-point underdogs or more, the Cardinal have an ATS record of 1-5. This year, five Stanford games have gone over the point total. This season, the Cardinal have won one out of the nine games in which they’ve been the underdog. The Cardinal are 0-5 this season when entering a game as the underdog by +189 or more on the moneyline.

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BYU vs. Stanford Against The Spread & Betting Records

BYU

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 58.7 59.6 57.3
Implied Total AVG 35.7 37.7 32.8
ATS Record 3-7-0 1-5-0 2-2-0
Over/Under Record 7-3-0 4-2-0 3-1-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 4-3 3-2 1-1
Moneyline Underdog Record 1-1 0-0 1-1

Cardinal

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 56.1 54.3 57.6
Implied Total AVG 35.2 33.2 36.8
ATS Record 2-9-0 1-4-0 1-5-0
Over/Under Record 5-6-0 3-2-0 2-4-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 1-0 1-0 0-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 1-8 0-3 1-5

Players to Watch

BYU

  • Max Tooley has helped spur the Cougars’ defense with 38 tackles, 2.0 TFL, one sack, and three interceptions in 11 games.
  • As part of the Cougars’ defensive unit, Ben Bywater has delivered 1.0 sack to go with 1.0 TFL, 51 tackles, and two interceptions in 11 games.
  • With 36 tackles and 1.0 TFL in 11 games, Micah Harper has been a significant contributor to the Cougars’ defensive unit in 2022.
  • The Cougars’ defense has been aided by the play of Tyler Batty, who has played 11 games, registering 1.0 sack to go with 5.0 TFL and 25 tackles.

Cardinal

  • On defense, Stephen Herron has helped lead the way with 25 tackles, 4.0 TFL, and 5.5 sacks in 11 games.
  • The Cardinal’s Levani Damuni has totaled 1.0 sack to go with 3.0 TFL, 44 tackles, and one interception in 11 games.
  • David Bailey has been wreaking havoc on defense, recording 1.5 sacks to go with 6.0 TFL and 31 tackles for the Cardinal.
  • Jonathan McGill has posted 1.0 sack to go with 4.0 TFL, 34 tackles, and one interception in 11 games for the Cardinal.

BYU vs. Stanford Predictions and Pick

BYU vs. Stanford betting card

    Pick ATS:

    Cardinal (+6.5)

    Pick OU:

    Under (57.5)

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How to Bet on BYU vs. Stanford

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Our prediction to win this game is Stanford, and we project that Stanford will cover the spread (BYU -6.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 57.5 points.

WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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