BYU vs. Utah State - 11/30/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Utah State Aggies (4-2) at BYU Cougars (4-2)
College Basketball: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 9:00 pm (EnergySolutions Arena)
The Line: BYU Cougars -7 -- Over/Under: 166 See the Latest Odds
The BYU Cougars and the Utah State Aggies face off on Wednesday in an in-state rivalry college basketball battle.
The BYU Cougars are 4-2 this season and they have lost their last 2 games. BYU is averaging 90.2 points per game and they are shooting 47.1 percent from the floor and 32 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while defensively they are allowing 77.5 points and their opponents are shooting 37.7 percent. Eric Mika leads the Cougars averaging 19.7 points and 8.7 rebounds per game. Nick Emery is averaging 17.7 points for BYU, T.J. Haws is averaging 11.5 points, and Kyle Davis is averaging 10.2 points. BYU was rolling right along but they lost to Valpo and then were blown out by Utah Valley.
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The Utah State Aggies are 3-2 this season and they have lost their last 2 games. Utah State is averaging 73 points per game and they are shooting 48.9 percent from the floor and 36.7 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while defensively they are allowing 70.2 points and their opponents are shooting 41.2 percent. Jalen Moore leads the Aggies averaging 18.2 points per game. Koby McEwen is averaging 11 points for USU, Shane Rector is averaging 10.2, and Norbert Janicek is averaging 9 points. Both of Utah State’s losses happened away from home and on a neutral court.
BYU is 4-1 against the spread against the MWC, 7-1-1 against the spread following a loss, and 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 non-conference games. Utah State is 1-4 against the spread against the WCC, 2-7 against the spread following a double-digit home loss, and 1-5 against the spread against a team with a winning record. The favorite has covered the point spread in 4 of the last 5 meetings of these two teams.
This seems like way too many points for this game because of the rivalry scenario and also how both teams are playing coming in.