Utah State Aggies take on Pioneers in NCAA basketball test
Utah State Aggies vs Denver Pioneers Odds
Denver looks to cover the Pioneers-Aggies pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 10-7 mark when they host Utah State in college basketball wagering action.
The Pioneers currently sports a 10-7 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 7-8 ATS. The Aggies are 14-2 and 5-8 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Pioneers produce a 5-8 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Aggies have gone 4-5 against the number.
The Aggies were listed as 9-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Pioneers - Aggies odds would favor the Aggies if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Denver is rated No. 193 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Utah State is at No. 129. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 72-71 win for the Pioneers.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Aggies rank No. 124 in NCAA Division 1 with 36.4 per game. That compares with Denver’s No. 347 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Denver is college basketball's No. 25-ranked team at 8.3 per game, while the Aggies rate No. 229 with 5.6 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Utah State owns the country's No. 92-rated mark, allowing 65.8 points per game on the highway. Denver, on the other hand, rates No. 237 in scoring at home.
Utah State was a 64-51 loser in its last match on the road against New Mexico State. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as underdogs. Utah State got 14 points from Preston Medlin but lost anyway, 64-51, to New Mexico State on Thursday at Pan American Center.
Denver was a 73-37 winner in their most recent outing at home against San Jose State. They covered the 15.5-point spread as favorites. Denver cruised to victory on Thursday, running San Jose State out of the gym and running up a 73-37 score at Magness Arena.
Utah State Aggies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Texas-Arlington are 1-0
After playing New Mexico State are 8-2
After a loss are 7-3
Denver Pioneers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing New Mexico State are 3-7
After a win are 6-4
A few Aggies at Pioneers trends to consider:
Utah State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Denver is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Denver is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Denver's last 6 games
Utah State home to Texas-Arlington, Thursday, January 24
Denver at New Mexico State, Wednesday, January 23