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Utah State vs. BYU - 12/2/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

BYU Cougars (5-2) at Utah State Aggies (4-4)

College Basketball: Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 9:00 pm (Dee Glen Smith Spectrum)

The Line: Utah State Aggies +1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: AT&T Sportsnet

The BYU Cougars and Utah State Aggies meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.

The BYU Cougars look for their third road victory to build on their solid 5-2 start to the CBB season. The BYU Cougars are averaging 76.9 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 69.9 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Yoeli Childs is averaging 16.9 points and 9.1 rebounds while Elijah Bryant is averaging 16.7 points and 1.6 assists. TJ Haws is the third double-digit scorer and Zac Seljaas is grabbing 2.1 rebounds. The BYU Cougars are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 75.8 percent from the free throw line. The BYU Cougars are allowing 38 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.9 rebounds per game. The BYU Cougars have won five straight road games.

Utah State vs. BYU - 12/2/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Utah State Aggies could use a feel good win to get a game above a .500 record. The Utah State Aggies are averaging 72.6 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 68.6 points on 42.4 percent shooting. Sam Merrill is averaging 15.5 points and 3.6 assists while Koby McEwen is averaging 12.3 points and 3.3 rebounds. DeAngelo Isby is the third double-digit scorer and Alex Dargenton is grabbing four rebounds. The Utah State Aggies are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 65.8 percent from the free throw line. The Utah State Aggies are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.2 rebounds per game. The Utah State Aggies have won six of their last seven home games.

The Cougars are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 non-conference games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Aggies are 6-0-1 ATS in their last 7 home games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Cougars are 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Utah St., 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings and the under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.

If Koby McEwen is able to go despite an ankle injury, I'll side with the Utah State Aggies on their home court. Utah State is the slightly better defensive team in this spot and has the outside shooting to hang with BYU if it gets hot for a stretch or two. This is a more than winnable game for the Aggies, but if McEwen isn't able to go, the edge is probably with BYU. Check his status before placing a wager. 

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