NCAA Basketball betting line favors Aggies over Bengals

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Nov 10, 9:05 PM | Dee Glen Smith Spectrum

Idaho State Bengals vs Utah State Aggies Odds

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The Utah State Aggies will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the Idaho State Bengals at Dee Glen Smith Spectrum in NCAA basketball action.

Utah State battles the Bengals, currently sitting with a 0-0 mark (0-0 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 0-0 for the Aggies and 0-0 for the Bengals.

View Idaho State vs Utah State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Utah State opened as 20-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Aggies - Bengals odds would favor the Aggies if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Utah State is rated No. 115 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Idaho State is at No. 333. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 2-0 win for the Aggies.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bengals is ranked No. 118 in NCAA hoops at 0 per game. Contrast that with Utah State’s No. 118 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Utah State is the No. 116-ranked team in the country at 0 per game, while Idaho State rates No. 116 at 0 per game.

Defensively, Idaho State features the nation's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0 points per game. Utah State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 67 nationally in scoring at home.

Idaho State was an 81-75 loser in its last match on the road against Eastern Washington. They covered the 9-point spread as underdogs. Idaho State got 28 points from Kenny McGowen on the way to an 81-75 loss against Eastern Washington on Saturday at Reese Court.

Utah State was a 70-67 loser in its last match at home against Mercer. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as favorites. Kyisean Reed scored 15 points in a futile effort to lead the Aggies to a win (they lost 70-67 to Mercer at Dee Glen Smith Spectrum on Wednesday).

Idaho State Bengals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Portland are 2-5
After playing Eastern Washington are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

Utah State Aggies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing St. Mary's are 3-0
After playing Mercer are 1-0
After a loss are 7-3

A few Bengals at Aggies trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Idaho State's last 9 games on the road
Idaho State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Idaho State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Utah State
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Utah State's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Utah State's last 5 games at home
Utah State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Idaho State
Utah State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Idaho State

Next up:
Idaho State at Portland, Thursday, November 15
Utah State home to St. Mary's, Thursday, November 15

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