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Aggies take on Spartans in Week 5 contest

Utah State Aggies San Jose State Spartans
2-2 September 27, 2013, 09:00 | Spartan Stadium 1-2



The Spartans will try to win and cover the spread at Spartan Stadium on Friday when they get a visit from the Aggies in Week 5 action.

They will face the 2-2 Aggies, who own a 3-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Spartans are 1-2 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Aggies are 3-1 favoring the OVER.

View Utah State Aggies vs San Jose State Spartans Odds and Stats.

Bettors going with the Spartans in this game found them listed as 9.5-point Underdog on the betting line at Sportsbook.ag earlier in the week.

This game matches up the No. 30 (Spartans) and the No. 8 (Aggies) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAF Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 45-19 result in favor of the Aggies is predicted by handicapping models.

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Utah State was a 17-14 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Southern Cal. They covered the 7-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (31) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Aggies suffered a Week 4 loss against Southern Cal in their last game, falling 17-14 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. David Fales handled the Golden Gophers defense in his team's most recent action, throwing for 439 yards, but San Jose State still lost to Minnesota 43-24.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits San Jose State's No. 98-ranked offense, averaging 20.33 PPG, against a Aggies defense that ranks No. 32 this week at 18.25 PPG. The Spartans aerial game is averaging 293.33 yards per game, more than the Aggies secondary allows through the air, 152 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Aggies feature the league's No. 98-rated road run defense, allowing 275 yards per game. San Jose State, meanwhile, ranks No. 93 in rushing offense at home.

A few Aggies at Spartans trends to consider:
Utah State is 11-2 ATS in its last 13 games
Utah State is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
Utah State is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Utah State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
San Jose State is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games
San Jose State is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
San Jose State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
San Jose State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home


Next up:
Utah State at BYU, Friday, October 4th
San Jose State at Hawaii, Saturday, October 5th