Check out our free Utah State vs Missouri pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Sacramento. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.

Utah State vs Missouri Pick & Preview: Thursday, March 16th Betting Odds

Aggies vs Tigers Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Utah State Aggies at Missouri Tigers
  • Where: Sacramento at Golden 1 Center
  • Date: Thursday, March 16th
  • Betting Odds: Utah State -1.5, UTAHST -124 | MISSR +102 O/U 156.0

Aggies Preview:

Utah State heads into this matchup having played 34 games and have an overall record sitting at 26-8. So far, the Aggies have played 15 games on the road, with a record of 10-5. This season, Utah State has been favored to win in 29 games, sitting with a mark of 25-4. For today’s contest, Utah State has a betting line set -1.5 points in their favor.

Utah State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Steven Ashworth who is averaging 16.32 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 45.0% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 13.27 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 34 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.

Tigers Preview:

The Missouri Tigers head into today’s game in what will be their 34th game of the season, posting a record of 24-9. Currently, the Tigers have been the home team 21 times, sitting with a record of 18-3. So far, the Tigers have been the underdog 13 times, going 5-8 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +1.5 underdogs on the spread.

Kobe Brown comes into today’s game as the Tigers’ leading scorer at 15.84 points per contest. Not only has Brown been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Missouri’s top rebounder at 6.28 boards per contest. Behind Brown, the team has benefited from the strong play of D’Moi Hodge, who is second on the team in scoring at 14.82 points per game. Overall, he has hit 47.9% of his shots and is adding 3.79 boards per game.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Missouri this season, as they are currently ranked 369th in college basketball at 65.5 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Tigers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 28.1%, placing them 514th in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: Utah State Aggies -1.5

Leading into this matchup, the Utah State Aggies are currently the favorites to pick up the win, with a spread sitting at -1.5. According to our analysis, we anticipate a strong offensive effort from the Aggies’ shooters to be enough to pull out the win and cover the spread. For the season, Utah State has a field goal percentage of 48.0, good for 36th in college basketball. Although Utah State hasn’t been excellent vs the spread on the road of late, 5-5, we see their still being plenty of value in grabbing them at -1.5.