BYU kicks off the 2021 season against Arizona in three days. SP+, a predictive analytics tool created by ESPN's Bill Connelly, cemented its BYU-Arizona prediction on Wednesday.
SP+ BYU-Arizona Prediction
SP+ predicts BYU will beat Arizona by a score of 39-21. It also gives BYU an expected win probability of 85%.
The spread is currently BYU -12.5. SP+ believes BYU will cover the spread in its opener in Las Vegas.
Other SP+ Week One Predictions
Below are the SP+ predictions for BYU's 2021 opponents, and the SP+ predictions for the most notable games nationally.
SP+ expects Utah to beat Weber State 45-7.
SP+ favors Arizona State over Southern Utah with a projected final score of 52-2.
USF kicks off its season against NC State on Thursday night. SP+ favors NC State by two scores.
Washington State is a 21-point favorite over Utah State.
Boise State takes on UCF in the season opener. UCF is a five-point favorite.
Baylor is a 17.5-point favorite over Texas State.
Virginia is a heavy favorite over William & Mary.
Georgia Southern is favored over Gardner-Webb
USC is a 23-point favorite over San Jose State.
Other notable national predictions include UCLA over LSU 32-31.
Clemson over Georgia 28-25.
Notre Dame over Florida State 32-24.
Alabama over Miami 33-24.
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