Utah State vs. UC Irvine - 12/12/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UC Irvine Anteaters (6-3) at Utah State Aggies (5-2)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Dee Glen Smith Spectrum)
The Line: Utah State Aggies -2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Utah State Aggies and the Cal State Irvine Anteaters face off on Saturday in college basketball action.
The Utah State Aggies are 5-2 this season and they have lost two of their last three games. Utah State is averaging 71.3 points and they are shooting 44 percent while defensively they allowing 67.9 points and their opponents are shooting 42.8 percent. Chris Smith leads the Aggies averaging 14.3 points and 5.7 rebounds. Jalen Moore is averaging 13.7 points and 5.6 rebounds, Lew Evans is averaging 9.9 points and 6.4 rebounds, and Shane Rector is averaging 9.6 points. Both of Utah State’s losses have been on the road.
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The UC Irvine Anteaters are 6-3 this season and they have lost three of their last five games. UC Irvine is averaging 70.7 points and they are shooting 44.4 percent while defensively they are allowing 66.3 points and their opponents are shooting 40.1 percent. Mamadou Ndiaye leads the Anteaters averaging 11.4 points and 6.3 rebounds per game. Luke Nelson is averaging 11.4 points, Mike Best is averaging 9.1 points, and Alex Young is averaging 8.9 points. UC Irvine is playing their sixth game in a row away from home.
Utah State is 5-2 against the spread in their last seven home games, 1-4 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 1-4 against the spread in their last five non-conference games. UC Irvine is 5-2 against the spread following a loss, 1-4 against the spread in their last five non-conference games, and 1-4 against the spread against the Mountain West.
Utah State just appears to be the better team and with the light number they are the play here.