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Nov 19, 9:05 PM | Dee Glen Smith Spectrum

Southern Utah Thunderbirds vs Utah State Aggies Odds

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The Southern Utah Thunderbirds will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Aggies in Utah State at Dee Glen Smith Spectrum on Saturday in college basketball action.

Supporters of the Thunderbirds have watched them go 3-1 and 2-1 ATS on the year, while the Aggies are at 1-1 and 1-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Aggies are 1-1, while the Thunderbirds have a 2-1 mark.

View Southern Utah vs Utah State Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 11-ranked Aggies and the No. 303-rated Thunderbirds in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 66-65 win for the Aggies on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Thunderbirds is ranked No. 250 in NCAA hoops at 33.8 per game. Contrast that with Utah State’s No. 268 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Utah State is the No. 282-ranked team in the country at 4 per game, while Southern Utah rates No. 341 at 2.2 per game.

Defensively, Southern Utah features the nation's No. 214-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.5 points per game. Utah State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 208 nationally in scoring at home.

Southern Utah was a 63-60 winner in their most recent outing at home against Montana Billings. Southern Utah got 18 points from Ramell Taylor en route to a 63-60 victory over Montana Billings on Thursday at Centrum Arena.

In their last action, Utah State was a 73-63 loser on the road against Weber State. They failed to cover the 3–point spread as underdogs. The Aggies got 19 points from Morgan Grim, but it was Weber State that prevailed in a 73-63 final on Tuesday at Dee Events Center.

Utah State Aggies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After playing Weber State are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3

A few Thunderbirds at Aggies trends to consider:
Utah State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Utah State is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games

Next up:
Southern Utah home to Southern Virginia, Wednesday, November 23
Utah State at Texas A&M C.C., Tuesday, November 22

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