Las Vegas Bowl Game Selection

BYU-Utah Under 50.5  
After a two-year hiatus, “The Holy War” resumes Saturday a year sooner than expected when rivals BYU and Utah square off on the opening day of bowl season in the Las Vegas Bowl.
Both teams have suffered key offensive  personnel losses this season _ BYU losing quarterback Taysom Hill early in the season and tailback Jamaal Williams prior to the season and Utah losing tailback Devontae Booker and wide receiver Britain Covey late in the season.
BYU and Utah Match Up in the Las Vegas Bowl

BYU and Utah Match Up in the Las Vegas Bowl

Utah has been dramatically impacted by its losses in recent weeks, scoring below its opponents’ points allowed average by an average of approximately 10 points in its past three games.
The Utes only managed nine points against UCLA and just 20 against defensively-challenged Colorado in its past two outings.
Saturday’s combatants both allow an average of just 5 yards per play to rank in the top 35 in the NCAA in that category. Five of the past seven meetings in this heated series have gone under the total.
I’m forecasting a game in the 40s and recommend playing the under.
Veteran Handicapper Paul Stone will be offering up selections and write-ups for fans of the The Vegas Parlay throughout this College Football season.  Paul is currently a Vegas Sports Authority handicapper, winner of the 2013 Las Vegas Sportsline/Golden Nugget Friday Football Showdown, and winner of 2011 Leroy’s College Football Challenge. You can catch him on twitter via @paulstonesports

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