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Utah State Aggies vs. BYU Cougars - 12/14/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
BYU Cougars at Utah State Aggies
Date & Time Saturday December 14, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)
Location
Vivint Smart Home Arena
Salt Lake City, Utah
The Line
BYU -1.5 O/U 145
TV Channel
Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

In this Beehive Classic matchup, the Utah State Aggies will be squaring off against the BYU Cougars. The Aggies are 10-1 on the season and are coming off an 94-49 win. The Cougars are 8-4 on the year and are coming off an 75-42 win against Nevada. This will be an intense matchup against these two talented teams.

 

The Aggies average 81.2 points a game and allow 60.3 points a game. The Aggies are led by senior guard Sam Merrill. Merrill averages 17.7 points a game and averages 4.0 assist a game. The Aggies also have sophomore forward Justin Bean. Bean averages 14.7 points a game and averages 12.0 rebounds a game. This sophomore averages a double-double and has been so impressive this year.

 

The Cougars average 77.5 points a game and allow 67.3 points a game. The Cougars are led by senior forward Yoeli Childs. Childs averages a double-double with 18.7 points and 11.3 rebounds a game. Childs is going to be in charge of a lot including trying to guard Justin Bean.

 

Recent Betting Trends

 

Utah State is 4-6 ATS this year.

 

Utah State is 1-4 ATS their last 5 games.

 

BYU is 6-5 ATS this year.

 

BYU is 6-0 ATS their last 6 games against Utah State.

 

In this matchup I like BYU to cover the spread. I like BYU because they have such great team chemistry and they really move the ball well. I also like BYU because they are 6-0 their last 6 games against Utah State. Final score prediction, BYU wins and covers 82-78.

Pick:
BYU -1.5
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