BYU Cougars vs. Utah State Aggies - 12/9/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Utah State Aggies (5-1) at BYU Cougars (5-2)
College Basketball: Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Marriott Center)
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The Utah State Aggies will travel to play the BYU Cougars in a non-conference game on Wednesday.
The BYU Cougars are 5-2 and are coming off of a victory against Weber State by a score of 73-68. BYU used a 9-2 run in the second half to take control of the second half and they were able to hang on for the win. Chase Fischer led BYU with 21 points and 5 rebounds. Kyle Collinsworth added 15 points and 10 assists for BYU. BYU was out rebounded by a total of 30-27 and had 15 assists in their victory. BYU is averaging 80.7 points per game while giving up 70 points per game. BYU is also averaging 45.3 rebounds per game and 16.7 assists per game. Kyle Collinsworth is averaging 15.4 points per game, 8.4 rebounds per game, and 6.6 assists per game for BYU. Chase Fischer is averaging 14.9 points per game and 2.1 rebounds per game for BYU. BYU is shooting 58.9% on free throws, 34.4% on three-pointers, and 47.7% on all field goal attempts.
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The Utah State Aggies are 5-1 and are coming off of a win against Missouri State by a score of 69-68. Utah State was down 9 points in the second half but was able to rally back for the victory. Jalen Moore led Utah State with 20 points and 4 rebounds. Lew Evans added 7 points and 11 rebounds for Utah State. Utah State was out rebounded by their opponent by a total of 33-31 and had 13 assists in their victory. Utah State is averaging 71.8 points per game while giving up 69.5 points per game. Utah State is also averaging 37.7 rebounds per game and 14.7 assists per game. Chris Smith is averaging 14.7 points per game and 5.8 rebounds per game for Utah State. Jalen Moore is averaging 13.5 points per game and 5.5 rebounds per game. Utah State is shooting 67% on free throws, 32.8% on three-pointers, and 45.6% on all field goal attempts.
Utah State is 3-7 ATS in their last 10 non-conference games. The over is 11-2 in Utah State’s last 13 games overall. BYU is 7-2 ATS in their last 9 home games. BYU is 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The over is 4-1 in BYU’s last 5 home games. The under is 6-2 in these two teams last 8 meetings.
BYU struggled more than I thought they would in their last game against Weber State. BYU is a team to look out for because they are very talented and play good defense. Utah State has started the season strong but really hasn’t played any tough competition outside of Duke (33-point loss). I am taking BYU in this one.