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NCAA hoops odds preview - Pacific vs. Utah State

Pacific TigersUtah State Aggies
6-1December 07, 2013, 07:00 | Dee Glen Smith Spectrum5-1

Pacific pays a visit to Utah State on Saturday, hoping to send the Aggies to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.

The Aggies bring a 5-1 record (5-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 6-1 Tigers, who are 6-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Utah State go 4-2 so far and the Tigers go 5-1.

View Pacific Tigers vs Utah State Aggies Odds and Stats.

Utah State opened as -12-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 172-rated Pacific taking on the No. 28-rated Aggies in this contest.

In their last action, Pacific was a 93-76 winner at home against North Dakota. They covered the 3.5-point spread as favorites. Pacific got 19 points from Ross Rivera en route to a 93-76 victory over North Dakota on Sunday at Matthew Knight Arena.

Last time out for Utah State, they were an 85-74 loser as they battled BYU on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 2-point underdog. The Aggies endured an 85-74 loss at the hands of the Cougars on Saturday, despite a 20-point effort from Spencer Butterfield at EnergySolutions Arena.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Utah State's No. 63-ranked scoring average of 79.5 PPG, against a Tigers defense rated No. 189 and allowing 74 PPG. The Aggies FG% has averaged 49.55% to date this season, more than the Tigers shooters have managed so far (46.12% per game).

A few Tigers at Aggies trends to consider:
Pacific is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
Pacific is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games
Pacific is 3-6-1 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
Pacific is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Utah State is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Utah State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Utah State is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games at home
Utah State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next up:
Pacific home to Menlo College, Saturday, December 14th
Utah State at Utah Valley, Saturday, December 14th