MWC Picks: Utah State vs Fresno State 11/14/20 College Football Picks, Odds, Predictions

MWC Picks: Utah State vs Fresno State 11/14/20 College Football Picks, Odds, Predictions Photo by Kiel Maddox-USA TODAY Sports

Fresno State Bulldogs (2-1) at Utah State Aggies (0-3)

College Football: Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 2:30 pm (Merlin Olsen Field at Maverik Stadium)

The Line: Utah State Aggies +12.5 -- Over/Under: 56.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Fresno State Bulldogs visit the Utah State Aggies as they meet Saturday in Mountain West Conference college football action from Maverik Stadium. 

Fresno State enters this one at 2-1 this year. The Bulldogs lost to Hawaii in the opener then beat Colorado State and UNLV in their next two games. As for Utah State, they’re 0-3 so far. The Aggies have fallen to Boise State, San Diego State and Nevada in succession this year. Check back all season long for free college football picks at Sports Chat Place. 

Fresno State came out of the gate a little shaky this year with a 34-19 loss to Hawaii, but since then they’ve righted the ship. The Bulldogs have managed a pair of pretty convincing victories since then: 38-17 over Colorado State and 40-27 over UNLV.
In the win over the Rebels, Fresno State quarterback Jake Haener had 164 yards with a touchdown, and Ronnie Rivers added 19 carries for 133 yards and three scores. Rivers was also the top receiver there with six catches for 99 yards and a TD. 

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Over on the Utah State side, there hasn’t been much to get excited about this season. The Aggies have lost three straight to Boise State (42-13), San Diego State (38-7) and Nevada (34-9) to open up the season and really just haven’t been competitive at all so far. 

In the loss to the Wolf Pack, Utah State quarterback Jason Shelley had 96 yards with a touchdown, and also led the rush on seven carries for 34 yards. Deven Thompkins was the leading receiver in the loss, catching six balls for 30 yards. 

The Bulldogs are 18-7-1 ATS in the last 26 road games and 12-5-1 ATS versus a team with a losing record. Fresno State is 26-12-2 ATS in their last 40 games on turf and 34-16-2 ATS in their last 52 games overall. 

Meanwhile, the Aggies are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 home games and 7-15 ATS in their last 22 games in November. Utah State is 0-4 ATS in their last four games overall and 0-4 ATS in their last four games on turf. 

PICK: I’m going to stick with Fresno State here, mostly because I haven’t seen much of anything from Utah State that would cause me to trust them yet. The Aggies have scored just 29 combined points over three games, and they’ve allowed a combined 114 points across that same span. Fresno State can be a pretty good offensive team when they’re rolling, so I like the Bulldogs to power out a cover in this game. 

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Andrew’s Pick Fresno State Bulldogs -12.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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