BYU vs. Georgia Southern Betting Odds & Game Analysis | College Football Week 12 Predictions


By Dan Watson | November 15, 2021, 12:43 am

The No. 14 BYU Cougars (8-2) are favored by 20 points versus the Georgia Southern Eagles (3-7) on November 20, 2021, starting at 4:00 PM ET. An over/under of 57.5 points has been set for the matchup.

Welcome to the BestOdds betting breakdown where we use data from our industry leading partner, Sportradar, to identify performance trends in order to analyze teams’ chances in the upcoming game.

BYU stats and betting info

Betting trends for BYU

  • BYU is 5-5-0 ATS this season.
  • In games they have played as at least 20-point favorites this season, the Cougars are 1-1 against the spread.
  • In BYU’s 10 games with a set total, four have hit the over (40%).
  • This season, four of BYU’s 10 games have gone over Saturday’s over/under of 57.5 points.
  • On average, the over/under in Cougars games is 1.2 points fewer than the over/under of 57.5 points in this contest.
  • The Cougars average 450.7 yards per game, just 0.3 more than the 450.4 the Eagles give up per contest.
  • When BYU piles up more than 450.4 yards, the team is 3-0.
  • This year, the Cougars have turned the ball over nine times, one more than the Eagles’ takeaways (8).
Stat Average (Total) Rank
Pass yards 265.0 (2650) 34
Rush yards 185.7 (1857) 46
Points scored 33.3 (333) 34
Pass yards against 245.6 (2456) 91
Rush yards against 146.1 (1461) 62
Points allowed 24.3 (243) 57

Key players for BYU

  • Jaren Hall has been a dual threat to lead BYU in both passing and rushing. He has 1,995 passing yards (199.5 ypg), completing 64.7% of his passes and collecting 16 touchdown passes and three interceptions this season. He’s rushed for 260 yards (26.0 ypg) on 48 carries with three rushing touchdowns.
  • Tyler Allgeier has carried the ball 203 times for a team-high 1,157 yards (115.7 per game), with 17 touchdowns this year.
  • Puka Nacua’s 671 receiving yards (67.1 yards per game) lead the team. He has 34 receptions with three touchdowns.
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Georgia Southern stats and betting info

Betting trends for Georgia Southern

  • Georgia Southern’s ATS record is 4-5-0 this year.
  • The Eagles are 0-1 against the spread when an underdog by 20 points or more this year.
  • Georgia Southern games have gone over the point total in five out of nine opportunities (55.6%).
  • This season, just two Georgia Southern games have finished with more combined scoring than Saturday’s total of 57.5.
  • A difference of 3.7 points separates this matchup’s over/under (57.5 points) and the average total points bet in Eagles’ games (53.8 points) this season.
  • The Eagles collect 28.6 fewer yards per game (363.1) than the Cougars give up per contest (391.7).
  • When Georgia Southern picks up over 391.7 yards, the team is 3-2.
  • This year the Eagles have 14 turnovers, three fewer than the Cougars have takeaways (17).
Stat Average (Total) Rank
Pass yards 153.6 (1536) 122
Rush yards 209.5 (2095) 20
Points scored 22.3 (223) 109
Pass yards against 293.0 (2930) 125
Rush yards against 157.4 (1574) 78
Points allowed 31.6 (316) 103

Key players for Georgia Southern

  • Justin Tomlin has thrown for 977 yards (97.7 ypg) to lead Georgia Southern, completing 51.7% of his passes and tossing two touchdown passes and nine interceptions this season. He’s also contributed in the ground game with 195 rushing yards (19.5 ypg) on 80 carries with two rushing touchdowns.
  • The team’s top rusher, Logan Wright, has carried the ball 122 times for 711 yards (71.1 per game), with six touchdowns this year.
  • Khaleb Hood’s 409 receiving yards (40.9 yards per game) lead the team. He has 32 receptions.

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