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NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Aggies underdogs vs Cougars at BYU

Utah State AggiesBYU Cougars
Dec 5, 9:00 PM | Marriott Center

Utah State Aggies vs BYU Cougars Odds

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The BYU Cougars hope to be lousy hosts on Wednesday as the Utah State Aggies pay a visit to Marriott Center on the college basketball betting menu.

This season, the Cougars are 5-3 overall and 3-5 ATS ATS, while the Aggies are 4-1 and 2-2 ATS against the number. As for the totals, BYU boasts a 1-1-1 on the OU, and Utah State is 1-0.

View Utah State vs BYU Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Cougars installed as 11.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 170-rated Utah State taking on the No. 87-rated Cougars in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 75-74 win for the Cougars on Wednesday.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and BYU has the nation's No. 47-rated offensive output, at 76.8 PPG. The visiting Aggies defense ranks No. 118 allowing on average 63.2 PPG. The Cougars FG% has averaged 45% so far, less than the Aggies marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.6% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Utah State owns the country's No. 283-rated mark, allowing 78 points per game on the highway. BYU, on the other hand, rates No. 44 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Utah State, they were an 80-78 winner as they battled Santa Clara on the road. They covered in the match as a 9.5-point underdog. Utah State earned an 80-78 victory over Santa Clara on Wednesday, getting 15 points from Jarred Shaw at Leavey Center.

BYU lost its last outing, an 83-62 result against Iowa State on December 1. They failed to cover in that game as a 4.5-point underdog. The Cougars were hammered by Iowa State on Saturday, losing by an 83-62 final at Hilton Coliseum in college basketball betting action.

Utah State Aggies Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Western Oregon are 1-0
After playing Santa Clara are 2-1
After a win are 7-3

BYU Cougars Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Utah are 7-3
After playing Iowa State are 0-1
After a loss are 9-1

A few Aggies at Cougars trends to consider:
Utah State is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games on the road
Utah State is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against BYU
BYU is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
BYU is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Utah State
BYU is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games
BYU is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing Utah State

Next up:
Utah State home to Western Oregon, Saturday, December 8
BYU home to Utah, Saturday, December 8