Texas State Bobcats take on Aggies in NCAA basketball test
Texas State Bobcats vs Utah State Aggies Odds
The Utah State Aggies hope to be lousy hosts on Thursday as the Texas State Bobcats pay a visit to Dee Glen Smith Spectrum on the college basketball betting menu.
The Aggies sit at 19-9 (11-13-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Bobcats are currently 9-20 (12-14 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Utah State is 11-10 OU, and Texas State is 12-10-1 OU.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Aggies at No. 81 and the Bobcats at No. 301 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 74-64 result in favor of the Aggies.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Utah State's No. 160-ranked offense, averaging 68.1 PPG, against a Bobcats defense that ranks No. 336 at 76.4 PPG. The Aggies field goal percentage has averaged 46.7% so far, more than the Bobcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.1% per game.
Defensively, Texas State features the nation's No. 312-rated defense on the road, allowing 76.1 points per game. Utah State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 183 nationally in scoring at home.
Texas State lost its last outing, a 90-81 result against Idaho on March 2. They failed to cover in that game as a 2-point underdog. Matt Staff scored 22 points in a futile effort to lead the Bobcats to a win (they lost 90-81 to Idaho at Strahan Coliseum on Saturday).
Utah State lost its last outing, a 61-46 result against Texas-Arlington on March 2. They failed to cover in that game as a 2.5-point underdog. Marcel Davis scored 15 points in a futile effort to lead the Aggies to a win (they lost 61-46 to Texas-Arlington at College Park Center on Saturday).
Texas State Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing San Jose State are 0-1
After playing Idaho are 1-0
After a loss are 2-8
Utah State Aggies Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Texas-San Antonio are 1-0
After playing Texas-Arlington are 1-1
After a loss are 6-4
A few Bobcats at Aggies trends to consider:
Texas State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas State's last 6 games on the road
Texas State is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Utah State's last 5 games at home
Utah State is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games at home
Utah State is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
Utah State is 6-2-1 ATS in its last 9 games
Texas State at San Jose State, Saturday, March 9
Utah State home to Texas-San Antonio, Saturday, March 9