Utah State vs. BYU - 12/2/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
BYU Cougars (5-2) at Utah State Aggies (3-2)
College Basketball: Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 9:00 pm (Dee Glen Smith Spectrum)
The Line: Utah State Aggies +7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CBS Sports Network
The Utah State Aggies and the BYU Cougars face off on Tuesday in college basketball action.
The Utah State Aggies are off to a 3-2 start to the season winning both of their home games. Utah State has lost their last two games losing by eight to Mississippi State and then losing by seven to Santa Clara. Utah State is averaging 63.6 points and they are shooting 41.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 63.6 points and their opponents are shooting 39.5 percent. Jalen Moore is averaging 14.6 points and 6.2 rebounds per game to lead the Aggies. David Collette is averaging 12.2 points, Darius Perkins is averaging 11.2 points, and Chris Smith is averaging 10.8 points and 4.8 rebounds.
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The BYU Cougars are 3-2 this season but they have played the second toughest schedule in the nation. BYU’s losses are to Purdue and San Diego State in Maui in the Maui Invitational Tournament. BYU is averaging 89.6 points and they are shooting 48.4 percent while defensively they are allowing 81.4 points and their opponents are shooting 46.3 percent. Tyler Haws leads BYU averaging 22.1 points per game. Chase Fischer is averaging 16.3 points, Anson Winder is averaging 14.3 points, and Kyle Collinsworth is averaging 11 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 5.3 assists. BYU faces Stanford, Utah, and UMass before opening conference play up against Gonzaga.
Utah State is 12-5 against the spread against the WCC, 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 games, and 3-7-1 against the spread following a loss. BYU is 2-8 against the spread in their last 10 games, 2-6 against the spread on the road against a team with a winning home record, and 1-5 against the spread in their last six non-conference games. The favorite has covered the point spread in seven of the last 10 meetings of these two.
BYU is a decent size favorite on the road but I don’t see Utah State being able to keep up so I see the Cougars covering.