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Idaho Vandals host Utah State Aggies in college basketball action

Utah State AggiesIdaho Vandals
Jan 31, 10:05 PM | Cowan Spectrum

Utah State Aggies vs Idaho Vandals Odds


College basketball wagering interest will be high on Thursday when the Aggies of Utah State hit the hard court against the Vandals of Idaho.

Idaho will face the 14-5 Aggies, who own a 5-11 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Vandals are 8-6-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Aggies are 6-6 favoring the OVER.

View Utah State vs Idaho Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Aggies were listed as 4.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 109 (Vandals) and the No. 137 (Aggies) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 73-68 result in favor of the Aggies has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Idaho's No. 143 nationally ranked offense (68.9 points per game) against a Aggies defense that sits as the No. 116 at 63.6 PPG. The Vandals have been averaging 48% from the field, more than the Aggies have managed so far this season (46.9% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Utah State owns the country's No. 104-rated mark, allowing 66.2 points per game on the highway. Idaho, on the other hand, rates No. 186 in scoring at home.

Utah State was a 51-48 loser in its last match at home against Louisiana Tech. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as underdogs. The Aggies got a 21-point effort from Jarred Shaw, who added 14 rebounds, but Louisiana Tech still managed to defeat Utah State 51-48 Saturday at Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.

Last time out for Idaho, they were a 74-70 winner as they battled Texas-San Antonio at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 9.5-point favorite. Kyle Barone scored 25 points and added 16 rebounds for a double-double, leading Idaho over Texas-San Antonio, 74-70, on Saturday at Cowan Spectrum.

Utah State Aggies Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Seattle are 2-1
After playing Louisiana Tech are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

Idaho Vandals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-3
Before playing San Jose State are 7-3
After a win are 3-7

A few Aggies at Vandals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Utah State's last 5 games when playing on the road against Idaho
Utah State is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games when playing on the road against Idaho
Utah State is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Idaho's last 5 games when playing at home against Utah State
Idaho is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Idaho is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Utah State
Idaho is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
Utah State at Seattle, Saturday, February 2
Idaho home to San Jose State, Saturday, February 2