Utah State Aggies visit BYU Cougars in college basketball clash
Utah State Aggies vs BYU Cougars Odds
The BYU Cougars will hit the floor running against the visiting Utah State Aggies Tuesday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.
This season, the Cougars are 19-8 overall and 12-14 ATS ATS, while the Aggies are 18-6 and 9-11-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, BYU boasts a 9-11-1 on the OU, and Utah State is 9-8.
The Cougars were listed as 12.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 55-rated Cougars and the No. 85-ranked Aggies, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 79-76 result in favor of the Cougars.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and BYU has the nation's No. 11-rated offensive output, at 78.3 PPG. The visiting Aggies defense ranks No. 74 allowing on average 62.1 PPG. The Cougars FG% has averaged 46.4% so far, less than the Aggies marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.7% per game.
Defensively, Utah State features the nation's No. 23-rated defense on the road, allowing 60.7 points per game. BYU, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 nationally in scoring at home.
Utah State won its last outing, a 73-69 result against New Mexico State on February 16. They covered in that game as a 2-point favorite. The Aggies got 24 points from Jarred Shaw as Utah State ran past New Mexico State 73-69 on Saturday at Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.
BYU was an 86-72 winner in their most recent outing at home against Portland. They failed to cover the 18-point spread as favorites. The Cougars got a terrific 28-point effort from Tyler Haws as BYU defeated Portland 86-72 on Saturday at Marriott Center.
Utah State Aggies Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Illinois State are 1-1
After playing New Mexico State are 7-3
After a win are 8-2
BYU Cougars Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing St. Mary's are 6-0
After playing Portland are 5-1
After a win are 7-3
A few Aggies at Cougars trends to consider:
Utah State is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Utah State's last 6 games on the road
Utah State is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against BYU
BYU is 19-2 SU in its last 21 games at home
BYU is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Utah State
The total has gone OVER in 5 of BYU's last 6 games
BYU is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games
Utah State home to Illinois State, Saturday, February 23
BYU at St. Mary's, Thursday, February 21