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Utah State vs Colorado State Pick & Preview: Saturday, February 4th Betting Odds
Aggies vs Rams Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Utah State Aggies at Colorado State Rams
- Where: Fort Collins at Moby Arena
- Date: Saturday, February 4th
- Betting Odds: Utah State -3.5, UTAHST -177 | COLST +142 O/U 145.5
The Utah State Aggies will be looking to pick up their 24th win of the season and are in the middle of a 2 game win streak. On the road, the Aggies will be playing their 9th game of the season, having gone 6-3. So far, the Aggies have been favored 19 times, going 17-2 straight up. In today’s matchup, the oddsmakers have Utah State as -3.5 point favorites.
Utah State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Steven Ashworth who is averaging 15.43 points per game for the Aggies. Ashworth is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Aggies’ offensive game plan is the play of Taylor Funk who has hit 44.4% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 13.95 points per game.
On offense, Utah State is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 73.5 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 23 games, they have only hit 34.3% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 40.13% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.
Colorado State heads into this matchup having played 23 games and have an overall record sitting at 10-13. So far this season, Colorado State has played 13 games at home, sitting with a record of 7-6. For the season, Colorado State has been the underdog in 10 games, sitting with a mark of 3-7. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Rams being +3.5 point underdogs.
Colorado State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer John Tonje who is averaging 13.17 points per game for the Rams. Tonje is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Rams’ offensive game plan is the play of Patrick Cartier who has hit 65.6% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 13.04 points per game.
On offense, Colorado State comes into the game looking to control the pace of play, as they are just 598th in possessions per game. Even with their preference to slow the game down, the Rams’ are scoring at a rate similar to the NCAA average at 73.7 points per game. So far, 38.91% of their shots have come from beyond the arc, where they have connected at a rate of 35.8%.
Free Spread Prediction: Colorado State Rams +3.5
Heading into this matchup between the Utah State Aggies and Colorado State Rams we have a strong lean on taking the points with Colorado State at +3.5. Both team’s are going to come into this game looking to get up looks from outside, as they are both average team’s in terms of 3-pointers made per game. Look for Colorado State to benefit from facing another squad looking to turn this into a 3-point shooting contest. When looking at the line, we see tremendous value in taking the Colorado State Rams at +3.5. Go ahead and lock this bet in before tip-off.