Point Spread: 19.50 | -110.00 Texas Southern (Away)
Texas Southern is the opponent. While winless at 0-5 SU, the Tigers are 4-1 against the spread. All five games have been on the road, just like this one and next seven they’ll play! That is an insane start to the season. But so far the Tigers have been game. Four of the losses have been by single digits and they’ve played at multiple big-time schools, including NC State, Washington & St. Mary’s. Critics will point to a 17-point loss at Oregon just because BYU schooled the Ducks, but I think that’s unfair.
TX Southern had to go to Eugene to face Oregon, rather than get them at the “neutral setting” of Portland. Remember that this is a team that was in the NCAA Tournament a year ago and won a “First Four” game. They led NC State at halftime on Sunday. This is a program on a 44-23 ATS run when facing teams with a winning record. BYU heads to Utah this weekend, so this very much has the makings of a “lookahead” spot for them. Prior to beating Oregon, the Cougars first two wins were both by 10 points or less. My number say this spread should be several points lower. 10* Texas Southern