The Colorado State Rams (22-4, 12-4 MWC) and Utah State Aggies (16-13, 7-9) get together Saturday at Dee Glen Smith Spectrum in Logan, Utah. The Mountain West clash is slated to get underway at 10:30 p.m. ET. Below, we look at the Colorado State vs. Utah State odds and lines, and make our expert college basketball picks, predictions and bets.
Colorado State won the last CSU-USU meeting 77-72 Jan. 13. Junior G David Roddy scored 24 points to lead the Rams in what was a bounce-back after a Jan. 8 loss at San Diego State.
High-octane CSU is the highest-scoring team in the MWC with 75.5 points per game and is coming off a 61-55 win at home over Wyoming Wednesday. The Rams fell 72-51 at UNLV Feb. 19 in their last road tilt.
The Aggies defeated New Mexico 81-56 Tuesday. The home win snapped a four-game losing skid and improved their record to 5-1 at home since Jan. 26. The Aggies have shot 49% or better in four of those six games.
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Colorado State at Utah State odds, spread and lines
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Money line: Colorado State +125 (bet $100 to win $125) | Utah State -155 (bet $155 to win $100)
Against the spread (ATS): Colorado State +2.5 (-108) | Utah State -2.5 (-112)
Over/Under (O/U): 139.5 (O: -110 | U: -110)
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Colorado State at Utah State odds, lines, picks and predictions
Utah State 74, Colorado State 69
Utah has played some better defensive squads of late. The Aggies own a sound offense; look for a solid shooting performance on their home floor. Recent road games at UNLV (a blowout loss) and New Mexico (a win but with plenty of trouble throughout) stand out as warning signs for Colorado State.
TAKE THE AGGIES (-155).
Against the spread
Utah State is 5-1 ATS across its last six battles with the Rams.
Look for USU to outshoot CSU inside the arc. The Rams’ recent road shooting from the perimeter has been pedestrian. The probability of a 2-to-3-possession Aggies win is high enough to warrant a moderate lean on UTAH STATE -2.5 (-112).
PASS, although an Over play would be worth a look if this total drops.
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