Betting on today’s Aggies and Aztecs game? Catch the action at Viejas Arena in San Diego, CA, as the Aztecs hosts this showdown at 3:30 ET on FOX. The over/under for this game is set at 146.5 points, and San Diego State is favored by -5.5 vs. Utah State in a Mountain West conference matchup.

UTAH STATE AGGIES VS SAN DIEGO STATE AZTECS BETTING PICK

The Pick: San Diego State Aztecs -5.5

This game will be played at Viejas Arena at 3:30 ET on Saturday, February 3rd.

WHY BET THE SAN DIEGO STATE AZTECS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Aztecs.
  • Not only will San Diego State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -5.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 146.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Will the Aggies Defense Show Up on the Road?

Utah State enters this game with a 19-2 record, including a perfect 10-0 mark at home and a 6-1 record on the road. They have won 16 straight games, including a 82-61 win over San Jose State in their most recent contest. This season, they have gone 16-0 as the favorite.

On the road, the Aggies have gone 7-3 over their last 10 games and 4-1 over their last five. For the season, they are outscoring opponents by an average of 9.0 points per game on the road.

Utah State has an overall ATS record of 11-6 this season. On the road, their ATS record is 4-3, and over their last 10 road games, their ATS mark is 5-4. As the underdog, the Aggies have gone 0-1 vs. the spread this year and are just 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 games as the underdog.

So far this season, the over/under record in Utah State games is 10-7. Today’s over/under line of 146.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this year (144.3). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 154 points compared to their season average of 148.5 points per game.

Coming off a good offensive performance, Utah State’s offense scored 82 points against San Jose State. Their field goal percentage for the game was 60%, and they went 16/23 from the free-throw line. On the offensive front, the Aggies have a season-long field goal percentage of 50%, ranking 19th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 252nd in terms of percentage and 316th in three-pointers made.

Currently, the Aggies’ defense holds the 94th rank in the nation, allowing 68.4 points per game. The Utah State defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 61 points and allowed San Jose State to connect on 6 threes.

Do the Aztecs Have What it Takes at Home?

San Diego State is 10-0 at home this season and has won 10 straight games at home. Overall, the Aztecs are 16-5, including a 5-3 mark in Mountain West games.

On the road, San Diego State is just 4-5, and the team has lost three straight games away from home. For the season, the Aztecs have an average scoring margin of +13.1 points per game at home compared to -0.3 on the road.

San Diego State has an ATS record of 7-12 this season and they are 5-9 vs. the spread when favored. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Aztecs are just 4-6.

On the season, the over/under record for San Diego State games is 11-8 and today’s line of 146.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (141). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 142 points and their OU record in that span is 2-1.

In their most recent game, the Aztecs’ offense tallied 71 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 76 points per game. Reese Waters was the leading scorer for the Aztecs, putting up 17 points. In addition, Lamont Butler contributed 16 points.

At this time, the Aztecs’ defense is positioned 73rd in the country, permitting 67.3 points per game. The San Diego State defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 79 points and allowed Colorado State to connect on 7 threes.