Utah State Aggies vs. UT-Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros - 12/21/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UT-Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros (3-7) at Utah State Aggies (5-3)
College Basketball: Monday, December 21, 2015 at 10:00 pm (Dee Glen Smith Spectrum)
The Line: Utah State Aggies -18 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Texas-Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros will travel to play the Utah State Aggies in a non-conference game on Monday.
The Utah State Aggies are 5-3 and are coming off of a loss to UC Irvine by a score of 73-63. Utah State had a late 13-0 run in the second half to make the game close, but their opponent was able to pull away. Darius Perkins had 17 points and 4 assists for Utah State. Jalen Moore added 10 points and 5 rebounds for the Aggies. Utah State was out rebounded by a total of 42-35 and had 17 assists in their defeat. Utah State is averaging 70.3 points per game while giving up 68.5 points per game. Utah State is also averaging 37.8 rebounds per game and 15 assists per game. Jalen Moore is averaging 13.3 points per game and 5.5 rebounds per game, while Chris Smith is averaging 12.8 points per game and 5.5 rebounds per game for Utah State. Utah State is shooting 67.9% on free throws, 34.7% on three-pointers, and 42.9% on all field goal attempts.
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The Texas-Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros are 3-7 and are coming off of a loss to Texas State by a score of 68-59. UT-Rio Grande Valley gave up a late 13-4 run that put the game out of reach. J.J. Thompson had 18 points and 5 assists for UT-Rio Grande Valley. Dakota Slaughter added 15 points and 7 rebounds for the Vaqueros. UT-Rio Grande Valley out rebounded their opponent by a total of 29-26 and had 12 assists in their defeat. UT-Rio Grande Valley is averaging 68.9 points per game while giving up 77.7 points per game. UT-Rio Grande Valley is also averaging 34.9 rebounds per game and 14 assists per game. Shaquille Hines is averaging 15.7 points per game and 6.1 rebounds per game, while J.J. Thompson is averaging 13 points per game and 4.8 assists per game for UT-Rio Grande Valley. UT-Rio Grande Valley is shooting 67.7% on free throws, 32.1% on three-pointers, and 43.1% on all field goal attempts.
UT-Rio Grande Valley is 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games. The over is 4-1 in UT-Rio Grande Valley’s last 5 games. Utah State is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games. Utah State is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS loss. The over is 12-3 in Utah State’s last 15 games overall.
UT-Rio Grande Valley has struggled to start this season and isn’t even averaging over 70 points per game. Utah State has been better and has the rebounding advantage in this game. Utah State is the better team and I expect them to win by a large margin.