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BYU Utah State Betting Preview

Utah State AggiesBYU Cougars
5-0November 30, 2013, 09:00 | EnergySolutions Arena5-2

The BYU Cougars hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the Utah State Aggies pay a visit to EnergySolutions Arena on the college basketball betting menu.

The Cougars sport a record of 5-2 and 1-4 ATS heading into this battle, while the Aggies have 5-0 and 5-0 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 1-4 for the Cougars and 4-1 for the Aggies.

View Utah State Aggies vs BYU Cougars Odds and Stats.

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the BYU Cougars as -1-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

This game puts the Cougars, most recently No. 30 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Aggies, who rate No. 39 in the latest survey.

Last time out for Utah State, they were a 77-71 winner as they battled Weber State on the road. They covered in the match as a 2.5-point favorite. Utah State earned a 77-71 victory over Weber State on Tuesday, getting 20 points from Jarred Shaw at Dee Events Center.

BYU was a 75-62 loser in its last match on the road against Wichita State. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. The Cougars endured a 75-62 loss at the hands of the Shockers on Tuesday, despite a 21-point effort from Matt Carlino at Sprint Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits BYU's No. 12-ranked offense, averaging 88.71 PPG, against a Aggies defense that ranks No. 50 at 65 PPG. The Cougars field goal percentage has averaged 45.91% so far, less than the Aggies marksmen have achieved on the year, 50.18% per game.

A few Aggies at Cougars trends to consider:
Utah State is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
Utah State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Utah State is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing BYU
Utah State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing BYU
BYU is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
BYU is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Utah State
BYU is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Utah State
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of BYU's last 5 games when playing Utah State

Next up:
Utah State home to Pacific, Saturday, December 7th
BYU at North Texas, Tuesday, December 3rd