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Colorado State vs Utah State Basketball Picks 2-17-24

Utah State Aggies (21-4) vs. Colorado State Rams (19-6)
February 17, 2024 5:30 pm EDT
The Line: Colorado State Rams -4.5; Over/Under: +147.5
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The Utah State Aggies will play the Colorado State Rams in a Mountain West game on Saturday evening at Moby Arena in Fort Collins, Colorado. Utah State has won two games in a row, while Colorado State has won four of their last five. Let’s take a look at the betting matchup and the Utah State vs Colorado State prediction. 

Utah State Preview

The Utah State Aggies are 21-4 (9-3) this season after they defeated Wyoming by a score of 84-76 in their last game. Utah State trailed 43-39 at halftime, but they out scored Wyoming 45-33 in the second half for the win. The Aggies shot 56.6% from the field and were -6 in rebounding margin in the game. Utah State defeated Boise State by a score of 80-61 in the game prior to Wyoming, but lost to Nevada and San Diego State before that. The Aggies are scoring 81.1 points per game with 37 rebounds per game and 17 assists per game, while allowing 69.3 points against per game this year. Great Osobor is averaging 18 points per game, 9.0 rebounds per game, and 2.8 assists per game. Utah State is shooting 49.8% from the field, 72.8% on free throws, and 32.7% on three pointers this season.

Colorado State Preview

The Colorado State Rams are 19-6 (7-5) this year after they lost to San Diego State by a score of 71-55 in their last game. Colorado State led 44-30 at halftime, but they only scored 11 points in the second half for the loss. The Rams shot 35.8% from the field and were -22 in rebounding margin in the game. Colorado State had won their previous four games against San Jose State, Boise State, Fresno State, and San Diego State. The Rams are scoring 78 points per game with 32 rebounds per game and 19.2 assists per game, while giving up 68.4 points against per game this season. Isaiah Stevens is averaging 16.1 points per game, 3.0 rebounds per game, and 7.4 assists per game. Colorado State is shooting 50% from the field, 76.5% on free throws, and 36.3% on three pointers this year. 

Utah State vs Colorado State Betting Prediction

Both of these teams have found plenty of success so far this season, but Utah State has been the best team in the Mountain West Conference. The Aggies are 9-3 in conference play, while Colorado State is 7-5 in the conference. The Rams have been very inconsistent over the past six weeks, but they are still shooting 50% from the field. Colorado State played one of their worst halves of basketball ever in their last game, where they scored just 11 points and blew a 14 point halftime lead. I think the home court advantage will guide Colorado State to the win, but this game could go either way. Give me the points with Utah State.

David Racey's Free Pick: Utah State +4.5

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David started writing about sports in 2015, but sports has been his passion for as long as he can remember. David spends most of his free time watching pretty much anything sports related from Baseball to Tennis and everything in between. David likes to analyze statistics and recent results to form an unbiased opinion on whatever game he is breaking down. Follow David on Twitter at @itsyerboi41

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