Texas State Bobcats take on Aggies in NCAA basketball test

Texas State BobcatsUtah State Aggies
March 7, 9:05 PM | Dee Glen Smith Spectrum

Texas State Bobcats vs Utah State Aggies Odds

9-20TEAM RECORD19-9

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.

View Texas State vs Utah State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Aggies installed as 13-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

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.

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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

Next up:
Texas State at San Jose State, Saturday, March 9
Utah State home to Texas-San Antonio, Saturday, March 9

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