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The Fresno State Bulldogs (3-3) square off against the No. 19 BYU Cougars (6-0) on Friday at Delta Center in Salt Lake City. Tip-off is scheduled for 9 p.m. ET (ESPN+). Below, we analyze BetMGM Sportsbook’s lines around the Fresno State vs. BYU odds, and make our expert college basketball picks, predictions and best bets.

The Bulldogs fell short of covering as 1.5-point home favorites, and the Under (141.5) connected, in their 69-65 loss to UC Santa Barbara on Monday. Fresno State is on a 2-game losing streak and has lost both games by a combined 35 points.

The Cougars defeated North Carolina State 95-86 last Friday to cover as 6.5-point home favorites, and the Over (151.5) easily cleared. BYU is on a 6-game winning streak to begin the season and it has 5 players averaging 10-plus points per game. Entering Friday’s matchup, the Cougars are the No. 19 ranked team in the USA TODAY Sports Coaches Poll.

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Fresno State vs. BYU odds

Provided by BetMGM Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 10:15 a.m. ET.

  • Moneyline (ML): Fresno State +900 (bet $100 to win $900) | BYU -1600 (bet $1,600 to win $100)
  • Against the spread (ATS): Fresno State +14.5 (-110) | BYU -14.5 (-110)
  • Over/Under (O/U): 142.5 (O: -110 | U: -110)

Fresno State vs. BYU picks and predictions

Prediction

BYU 86, Fresno State 65

Moneyline

Unless you’re confident in Fresno State pulling off the upset, AVOID wagering on the moneyline in this game. Even with BYU (-1600) being double-digit favorites, taking a team at -1600 odds is never advised.

Against the spread

BET BYU -14.5 (-110).

The Cougars are a well-balanced team that averages 92.3 PPG (6th-most in the nation) and gives up only 60.2 PPG (13th-fewest). We saw the Bulldogs take on a No. 23-ranked James Madison team 2 games ago and lose 95-64.

BYU is a perfect 6-0 ATS to begin the season. Meanwhile, Fresno State is 1-4 ATS.

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Over/Under

OVER 142.5 (-110) is the preferred bet on the total as the Cougars can produce points with the best of them. BYU leads college basketball with 13 three-pointers per game and is converting 38.6 percent (35th-best in the nation) of its shots from beyond the arc.

Even when the starters aren’t on the floor, the Cougars tally the 2nd-most bench PPG (39.7). BYU likes to run the floor with 19.7 fastbreak PPG (11th-most in the nation) and this is the best team Fresno State has faced thus far.

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