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NCAA Basketball betting line favors Aggies over Spartans

San Jose State SpartansUtah State Aggies
6-7January 04, 2014, 09:05 | Dee Glen Smith Spectrum10-3

The Utah State Aggies will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the San Jose State Spartans at Dee Glen Smith Spectrum in NCAA basketball action.

The Aggies sit at 10-3 (8-3 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Spartans are currently 6-7 (6-5 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Utah State is 6-5 OU, and San Jose State is 5-6 OU.

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

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Aggies as -15.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 37-rated Aggies and the No. 89-ranked Spartans, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

San Jose State lost its last outing, a 62-50 result against Nevada on January 1. They failed to cover in that game as a 3.5-point underdog. The Spartans endured a 62-50 loss at the hands of the Wolf Pack on Wednesday, despite an 18 -point effort from Devante Wilson at The Event Center.

Utah State was a 73-72 loser in its last match on the road against Air Force. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as favorites. Preston Medlin scored 19 points in a futile effort to lead the Aggies to a win (they lost 73-72 to Air Force at Clune Arena on Wednesday).

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Utah State's No. 88-ranked scoring average of 76 PPG, against a Spartans defense rated No. 171 and allowing 71.23 PPG. The Aggies FG% has averaged 49.21% to date this season, more than the Spartans shooters have managed so far (39.56% per game).

A few Spartans at Aggies trends to consider:
San Jose State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
San Jose State is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games
San Jose State is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
San Jose State is 2-12 SU in its last 14 games on the road
Utah State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Utah State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Utah State is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing San Jose State
Utah State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing San Jose State

Next up:
San Jose State home to Colorado State, Wednesday, January 8th
Utah State at Nevada, Saturday, January 11th