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CIT Tournament Semi Final Betting

The second semi final in the CIT tournament pits Oakland against the Utah State on Sunday in college hoops betting action.

The winner advances to CIT tournament final odds action against the winner of the Fairfield Mercer game Saturday.

Oakland is one of the very best three-point shooting teams in the nation but are 5-point underdogs here at TopBet.

The Aggies currently sports a 20-15 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 14-13-2 ATS. The Grizzlies are 20-15 and 14-13-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Aggies produce a 17-12 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Grizzlies have gone 15-11-1 against the number.

View Oakland vs Utah State Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 115 (Aggies) and the No. 224 (Grizzlies) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 76-74 result in favor of the Aggies has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Utah State's No. 179 nationally ranked offense (68 points per game) against a Grizzlies defense that sits as the No. 339 at 77.9 PPG. The Aggies have been averaging 47.1% from the field, more than the Grizzlies have managed so far this season (45.3% on average).

Defensively, Oakland features the nation's No. 305-rated defense on the road, allowing 76.5 points per game. Utah State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 149 nationally in scoring at home.

Oakland won its last outing, a 77-70 result against Rice on March 20. They covered in that game as a 5-point favorite. Oakland got 30 points from Reggie Hamilton en route to a 77-70 victory over Rice on Tuesday at Athletics Center.

Utah State won its last outing, a 77-69 result against Loyola Marymount on March 21. They covered in that game as a 5-point favorite. Utah State got 26 points from Preston Medlin en route to a 77-69 victory over Loyola Marymount on Wednesday at Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.

 

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