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Utah State Aggies vs Nevada Wolf Pack Betting Preview

Nevada Wolf PackUtah State Aggies
Jan 7, 9:05 PM | Dee Glen Smith Spectrum

Nevada Wolf Pack vs Utah State Aggies Odds


Nevada travels to Utah State on Saturday, hoping to boost its 11-3 record with a victory over the Aggies.

The Aggies currently sports a 9-6 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 7-4 ATS. The Wolf Pack are 11-3 and 9-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Aggies produce a 7-4 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Wolf Pack have gone 4-7 against the number.

View Nevada vs Utah State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Aggies as 4.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Aggies, most recently No. 121 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Wolf Pack, who rate No. 111 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 73-71 victory for the Aggies.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Utah State's No. 191-ranked offense, averaging 67.8 PPG, against a Wolf Pack defense that ranks No. 77 at 62.4 PPG. The Aggies field goal percentage has averaged 47.8% so far, more than the Wolf Pack marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.6% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Nevada owns the country's No. 57-rated mark, allowing 64.3 points per game on the highway. Utah State, on the other hand, rates No. 220 in scoring at home.

Nevada was a 73-55 winner in its last match on the road against Idaho. They covered the 2.5–point spread as underdogs. Deonte Burton went off for 26 points and added 3 rebounds, leading Nevada over Idaho, 73-55, on Thursday at Cowan Spectrum.

Utah State was a 72-53 winner in its last match at home against Fresno State. They covered the 7.5–point spread as favorites. Utah State earned a 72-53 victory over Fresno State on Thursday, getting 19 points from Preston Medlin at Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.

Nevada Wolf Pack Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing San Jose State are 6-4
After playing Idaho are 4-6
After a win are 9-1

Utah State Aggies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing New Mexico State are 10-0
After playing Fresno State are 10-0
After a win are 4-6

A few Wolf Pack at Aggies trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Nevada's last 6 games when playing on the road against Utah State
Nevada is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Nevada's last 7 games on the road
Nevada is 7-16 SU in its last 23 games on the road
Utah State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Utah State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Nevada
Utah State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Nevada
Utah State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Nevada home to San Jose State, Thursday, January 12
Utah State at New Mexico State, Thursday, January 12