Utah State Aggies vs San Jose State Spartans Odds
Utah State, coming off a very tough loss at BYU Friday night, will try to bounce back when it visits 4-1 San Jose State Saturday afternoon (4 pm ET, ESPN3).
The Aggies, who are 5-0-1 ATS this year, were early two-point underdogs vs. the Spartans, who are 5-0 ATS and had last week off.
Betting Line: Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Spartans pegged as 1-point underdogs in this matchup. The total, meanwhile, had yet to be posted as of writing - check the lines shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction: This game matches up the No. 21 (Spartans) and the No. 52 (Aggies) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAF Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 34-32 result in favor of the Spartans is predicted by handicapping models.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Jose State's No. 54-ranked offense (30.4 PPG) against a Aggies defense that ranks No. 8 at 12.8 PPG. The Spartans passing attack has averaged 300.6 yards per game, more than the Aggies give up through the air (184.5 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Aggies own the league's No. 39-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 136 yards per game when on the road. San Jose State, on the other hand, rates No. 64 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
Last time out for Utah State, they were a 6-3 loser as they battled BYU on the road. Utah State covered in the match as a 6.5-point underdog, while 9 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. In their last game, the Aggies were Week 6 losers coming out on the wrong end of 6-3 score against BYU.
Last time out for San Jose State, they were a 12-0 winner as they battled Navy on the road. San Jose State covered in the match as a 1.5-point favorite, while 12 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. In their most recent game, San Jose State dominated with defense, rolling to a 12-0 shutout win over Navy at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
Utah State Aggies Trends:
When playing in October are 3-7
When playing on turf are 8-2
After being outgained are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 6-4
San Jose State Spartans Trends:
When playing in October are 2-8
When playing on turf are 7-3
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 3-7
A few Aggies at Spartans trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Utah State's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Utah State's last 5 games on the road
Utah State is 5-0-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Utah State is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
San Jose State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
San Jose State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Jose State's last 7 games when playing Utah State
Utah State home to New Mexico State, Saturday, October 20
San Jose State at UTSA, Saturday, October 20