Utah State vs. Idaho State - 11/19/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Idaho State Bengals (0-2) at Utah State Aggies (3-0)
College Basketball: Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Dee Glen Smith Spectrum)
The Line: Utah State Aggies -13.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Campus Insiders
The Utah State Aggies and the Idaho State Bengals face off on Saturday in college basketball action.
The Utah State Aggies are off to a 3-0 start to the season and they have pounded all of the teams they have played thus far. Utah State is averaging 82.5 points and they are shooting 52.4 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 70 points per game and their opponents are shooting 37.1 percent. Jalen Moore leads the Aggies averaging 20.5 points and 5 rebounds per game. Koby McEwen is averaging 14.5 points and 5 rebounds for USU, Norbert Janicek is averaging 10.5 points and 5 rebounds, and Shane Rector is averaging 9.5 points. Utah State is looking like a solid team but we won’t know more until they face a quality opponent.
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The Idaho State Bengals are 0-2 this season and they have yet to play a home game. Idaho State is averaging 71.5 points and they are shooting 43 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 81.5 points and their opponents are shooting 45.5 percent. Ethan Telfair leads the Bengals averaging 25 points and 7.5 rebounds per game. Geno Luzcando is averaging 14 points and 7.5 rebounds, Novak Topalovic is averaging 13.5 points and 12.5 rebounds, and Robert Jones is averaging 6.5 points. So far Idaho State has been over matched this season.
Utah State is 6-1 against the spread against the Big Sky, 5-1 against the spread in their last 6 games, and 38-14-1 against the spread against a team with a losing record. Idaho State is 6-0 against the spread in their last 6 non-conference games, 21-9-1 against the spread in their last 31 games, and 2-7 against the spread against the Mountain West Conference.
Utah State is favored by 13.5 here but that looks to be a bargain as this one has blowout written all over it.