Utah State Aggies vs. Idaho State Bengals - 12/22/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Idaho State Bengals (3-5) at Utah State Aggies (5-3)
College Basketball: Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 10:00 pm (Dee Glen Smith Spectrum)
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Idaho State Bengals take their offense for a visit to the Utah State Aggies Tuesday night.
The Idaho State Bengals have a better then average scoring team but have struggled at the defensive end. The Bengals have dropped five of six following a 100-76 loss to Utah Valley where the Wolverines jumped to a 17 point lead at the half and kept going until the final buzzer. UVU burned the nets with 52% shooting with ISU responding with 40% which was a difference of 14 baskets. Ali Faruq-Bey pumped in a game high 22 points on 7-19 shooting followed by a 14 point effort from Ben Wilson. Geno Luzcando added 12 points and six boards but the Bengals needed more explosiveness and more stops on defense.
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The Utah State don’t seem to be the same squad from a year ago but I think I need to see more of this team to feel confident in saying that. The Aggies are in need of a few wins to revere their fortunes that has seen them lose three of four capped off by a 73-63 loss to visiting UC Irvine. The biggest advantage the Anteaters had was in the shooting department where the held a 49%-35% edge which was good for five more field goals and was the decisive factor. Darius Perkins gave Utah State a team high 17 points on 6-10 from the floor while Julion Pearre netted 15 points on 5-8 shooting. Jalen Moore added ten points, five yanks and eight rebound but another option or two might have won it.
The over is 12-3 in Utah State last 15 overall and is 39-16-1 in their last 56 home games while the under is 13-6 in their last 19 non-conference games. Idaho State are 1-7 ATS in the last 8 meetings and the favorite is 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings. No line out but the Aggies have fared well in this match up…