Planning on watching today’s Aggies and Zips game? Catch the action at John Gray Gymnasium in George Town, Cayman Islands, as the Zips hosts this showdown at 7:30 ET on FloH. The over/under goal line for this matchup is currently at 144 points, and the Zips are favored to win at home against the Aggies.
UTAH STATE AGGIES VS AKRON ZIPS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Akron Zips -1
This game will be played at John Gray Gymnasium at 7:30 ET on Monday, November 20th.
WHY BET THE AKRON ZIPS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-67 in favor of the Zips.
- Not only will Akron pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -1.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 144 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.
Are Utah State Ready for a Road Win?
Utah State comes into this game with a 2-1 record, having played three games already this season. In their last five road games, including last season, Utah State has a 2-3 record. As Utah State enters today’s game, their ATS record stands at 1-2. Looking back over their previous ten games, which includes games from last season, Utah State has gone 5-4 against the spread.
Up to this point, games involving Utah State have had an average of 152.7 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 143.8 points. Their over/under record is 2-1-0. In the Aggies’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 81 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 2-2.
Coming off their recent game, the Utah State offense tallied 83 points in a matchup against Marshall. Their field goal percentage for the game was 54.5%, and they made 4 threes. In terms of offense, the Aggies have a season-long field goal percentage of 52%, putting them 30th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 141st in percentage and 239th in three-pointers made.
In the current season, the Utah State defense has excelled, sitting 63rd in the nation by allowing 66.0 points per game. Against Marshall in their most recent game, the Utah State defense gave up a total of 60 points while allowing Marshall to hit 54% of their shots.
Do the Zips Have What it Takes to Win as Home Favorites?
As Akron prepares for their fourth game, they will face Utah State with an undefeated record of 3-0. In their previous three home games, including last year, Akron has a 2-1 record. As of today’s game, Akron holds a 2-1 ATS record. Taking into account their previous ten games, including last season, Akron has gone 5-3-1 vs. the spread.
Akron comes in with an over/under record of 2-1-0 through three games, with their games averaging a combined 143.3 points per game so far. In the Zips’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 91 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 3-1.
In their recent matchup, the Akron offense ended with 77 points against FIU. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 48.1% and made 10 threes. Offensively, the Zips hold a season-long field goal percentage of 49%, placing them 99th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 63rd in terms of percentage and 2nd in three-pointers made.
Akron’s defense has been playing well, ranking 47th nationally, with 64.0 points allowed per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 5.8 threes per game vs. Utah State. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 33.6%.