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College basketball point spread favors Rebels in battle with Aggies

Utah State AggiesUNLV Rebels
12-5January 22, 2014, 11:05 | Thomas & Mack Center11-6

A key college battle sees the visiting Utah State Aggies travelling to UNLV Wednesday to take on the Rebels.

The Aggies will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 10-4-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Rebels are 11-6 ATS. Utah State is 8-7 on the totals; UNLV is 9-7.

View Utah State Aggies vs UNLV Rebels Odds and Stats.

The Aggies were listed as 3.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

The Rebels - Aggies odds would favor the Rebels if the lines were set according to our power ranks. UNLV is rated No. 21 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Utah State is at No. 84.

Utah State was a 78-74 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Boise State. They covered the 8-point spread as underdogs. The Aggies endured a 78-74 loss at the hands of the Broncos on Saturday, despite a 24-point effort from Jarred Shaw at Taco Bell Arena.

UNLV lost its last outing, a 63-52 result against San Diego State on January 18. They failed to cover in that game as an 8.5-point underdog. UNLV suffered a 63-52 loss against San Diego State on Saturday, getting 15 points from Bryce Dejean-Jones in a losing effort at Viejas Arena.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features UNLV's No. 113-ranked scoring average of 73.44 PPG, against a Aggies defense rated No. 44 and allowing 64.94 PPG. The Rebels FG% has averaged 44.11% to date this season, less than the Aggies shooters have managed so far (47.77% per game).

Next up:
Utah State home to San Diego State, Saturday, January 25th
UNLV at Fresno State, Saturday, January 25th