NCAA Basketball betting line favors Aggies over Mavericks
Texas-Arlington Mavericks vs Utah State Aggies Odds
Utah State looks to cover the Aggies-Mavericks pointspread on Thursday and improve its overall 14-3 mark when they host Texas-Arlington in college basketball wagering action.
The Aggies bring a 14-3 record (5-9 ATS) to this tilt against the 8-8 Mavericks, who are 6-6-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Utah State go 5-5 so far and the Mavericks go 3-8.
Bettors looking to side with Utah State in this one found them as 7-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 95-rated Texas-Arlington taking on the No. 155-rated Aggies in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 70-64 win for the Aggies on Thursday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Utah State's No. 109-ranked offense, averaging 70.4 PPG, against a Mavericks defense that ranks No. 57 at 60.8 PPG. The Aggies field goal percentage has averaged 48.8% so far, more than the Mavericks marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.1% per game.
Defensively, Texas-Arlington features the nation's No. 58-rated defense on the road, allowing 63.5 points per game. Utah State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 166 nationally in scoring at home.
Texas-Arlington was a 77-64 loser in its last match at home against Idaho. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites. The Mavericks endured a 77-64 loss at the hands of the Vandals on Saturday, despite a 15-point effort from Kevin Butler at College Park Center.
In their last action, Utah State was a 68-57 loser on the road against Denver. They failed to cover the 10-point spread as underdogs. Utah State suffered a 68-57 loss against Denver on Saturday, getting 14 points from Marvin Jean in a losing effort at Magness Arena.
Texas-Arlington Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4
Utah State Aggies Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Louisiana Tech are 7-3
After playing Denver are 0-2
After a loss are 7-3
A few Mavericks at Aggies trends to consider:
Texas-Arlington is 17-5 SU in its last 22 games on the road
Utah State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Utah State is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Utah State's last 6 games
Utah State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Texas-Arlington at San Jose State, Saturday, January 26
Utah State home to Louisiana Tech, Saturday, January 26