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Idaho Vandals host Utah State Aggies in college basketball action

Utah State AggiesIdaho Vandals
Jan 31, 10:05 PM | Cowan Spectrum

Utah State Aggies vs Idaho Vandals Odds

14-5TEAM RECORD8-11

College basketball wagering interest will be high on Thursday when the Aggies of Utah State hit the hard court against the Vandals of Idaho.

Idaho will face the 14-5 Aggies, who own a 5-11 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Vandals are 8-6-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Aggies are 6-6 favoring the OVER.

View Utah State vs Idaho Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Aggies were listed as 4.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 109 (Vandals) and the No. 137 (Aggies) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 73-68 result in favor of the Aggies has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Idaho's No. 143 nationally ranked offense (68.9 points per game) against a Aggies defense that sits as the No. 116 at 63.6 PPG. The Vandals have been averaging 48% from the field, more than the Aggies have managed so far this season (46.9% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Utah State owns the country's No. 104-rated mark, allowing 66.2 points per game on the highway. Idaho, on the other hand, rates No. 186 in scoring at home.

Utah State was a 51-48 loser in its last match at home against Louisiana Tech. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as underdogs. The Aggies got a 21-point effort from Jarred Shaw, who added 14 rebounds, but Louisiana Tech still managed to defeat Utah State 51-48 Saturday at Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.

Last time out for Idaho, they were a 74-70 winner as they battled Texas-San Antonio at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 9.5-point favorite. Kyle Barone scored 25 points and added 16 rebounds for a double-double, leading Idaho over Texas-San Antonio, 74-70, on Saturday at Cowan Spectrum.

Utah State Aggies Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Seattle are 2-1
After playing Louisiana Tech are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

Idaho Vandals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-3
Before playing San Jose State are 7-3
After a win are 3-7

A few Aggies at Vandals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Utah State's last 5 games when playing on the road against Idaho
Utah State is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games when playing on the road against Idaho
Utah State is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Idaho's last 5 games when playing at home against Utah State
Idaho is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Idaho is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Utah State
Idaho is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
Utah State at Seattle, Saturday, February 2
Idaho home to San Jose State, Saturday, February 2