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Utah State favored by 5.5 against Idaho on Friday

Idaho VandalsUtah State Aggies
Feb 24, 9:05 PM | Dee Glen Smith Spectrum

Idaho Vandals vs Utah State Aggies Odds

16-11TEAM RECORD14-14

The Utah State Aggies will hit the floor running against the visiting Idaho Vandals Friday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Aggies bring a 14-14 record (10-11-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 16-11 Vandals, who are 13-9 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Utah State go 13-9 so far and the Vandals go 12-10.

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Betting Line:
If you're going with the Aggies in this one, they're listed as 5.5-point favorites on the NCAAB betting menu for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 110-rated Aggies and the No. 152-ranked Vandals, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 72-70 result in favor of the Aggies.


How They Match Up:
The game also pits Utah State's No. 191-ranked offense, averaging 67.2 PPG, against a Vandals defense that ranks No. 187 at 67.2 PPG. The Aggies field goal percentage has averaged 47.1% so far, less than the Vandals marksmen have achieved on the year, 48.1% per game.

Defensively, Idaho features the nation's No. 183-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.2 points per game. Utah State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 164 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Idaho was a 77-68 winner at home against Portland State. They covered the 6.5-point spread as favorites. Kyle Barone went off for 25 points and added 8 rebounds, leading Idaho over Portland State, 77-68, on Saturday at Cowan Spectrum.

Utah State was a 72-64 loser in their most recent outing at home against Santa Barbara. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as favorites. Preston Medlin scored 14 points in a futile effort to lead the Aggies to a win (they lost 72-64 to Santa Barbara at Dee Glen Smith Spectrum on Saturday).

Idaho Vandals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Hawaii are 5-5
After playing Portland State are 1-1
After a win are 7-3

Utah State Aggies Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing San Jose State are 8-2
After playing Santa Barbara are 8-2
After a loss are 7-3

A few Vandals at Aggies trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Idaho's last 6 games when playing on the road against Utah State
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Idaho's last 5 games on the road
Idaho is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Idaho is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Utah State
Utah State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Idaho
Utah State is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games when playing Idaho
Utah State is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Utah State's last 6 games when playing at home against Idaho

Next up:
Idaho at Hawaii, Thursday, March 1
Utah State at San Jose State, Thursday, March 1