The Utah State Aggies and San Jose State Spartans meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Provident Credit Union Event Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Utah State Aggies Betting Preview
The Utah State Aggies are averaging 79.6 points on 48.3 percent shooting and allowing 71 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Steven Ashworth is averaging 16 points and 3.3 rebounds, while Taylor Funk is averaging 14.2 points and 1.9 assists. Dan Akin is the third double-digit scorer and Max Shulga is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The Utah State Aggies are shooting 41.4 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The Utah State Aggies are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.9 rebounds per game.
The San Jose State Spartans Betting Preview
The San Jose State Spartans are averaging 68.1 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 66.3 points on 42 percent shooting. Omari Moore is averaging 16.7 points and 5 assists, while Alvaro Cardenas is averaging 10.3 points and 2.7 rebounds. Sage Tolbert III is dishing 1 assist and Robert Vaihola is grabbing 6.1 rebounds. The San Jose State Spartans are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 67.3 percent from the free throw line. The San Jose State Spartans are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.1 rebounds per game.
Utah State vs San Jose State Trends
The Aggies are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games following a ATS loss. The Spartans are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 home games and 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games overall. The over is 7-3-1 in Aggies last 11 overall. The over is 4-1 in Spartans last 5 overall. The favorite is 14-6 ATS in the last 20 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
The Utah State Aggies are the better and more talented team and should be favored. However, this is the best stretch of ball we've seen from San Jose State, and it's a team that's covering numbers as well. San Jose State wins at home by an average of 9.9 points, and you know the crowd will be out with a respectable opponent coming to town. Give me San Jose State and the points.