Alabama State Hornets vs. Utah State Aggies ATS Prediction


The Utah State Aggies (8-2) and the Alabama State Hornets (2-5) face off at Dee Glen Smith Spectrum. The Aggies will try to extend their five-game winning streak. The game gets underway at 9 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 15, 2018.

Alabama State Hornets at Utah State Aggies Betting Odds

In their last game, the Aggies won big over the Montana State Bobcats, 101-71, while the Hornets were blown out by the Iowa State Cyclones, 79-53.

Utah State dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 44.4 and a turnover percentage of 13.0. For those same stats, Montana State had marks of 12.5 and 16.1, respectively. Alabama State, on the other hand, had a better free throw rate (0.073 vs. 0.075). Sam Merrill put together a solid performance for Utah State with 37 points. Alabama State, meanwhile, received a boost from Reginald Gee, who contributed 15 points.

Merrill has been playing at a high level recently for Utah State, averaging 0 points over the last five games.

The high-powered offense of Utah State will go head-to-head against the porous defense of Alabama State. Dating back to the 2017-18 season, the Aggies rank 30th in offensive efficiency, while the Hornets are 324th in defensive efficiency. The Aggies figure to have the edge on that side of the ball.

Alabama State Hornets at Utah State Aggies ATS Pick

Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Utah State, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Utah State ranks seventh in rebounds allowed per game (32.7) while Alabama State ranks 265th (39.4).
  • The Aggies average 5.4 steals per game, which ranks 86th in the nation. The Hornets rank 157th in steals allowed per game (6.8).
  • Alabama State ranks 188th in three pointers attempted per game (21.0) while Utah State ranks 238th (24.1).
  • The Aggies rank 33rd in assists per game (14.5) while the Hornets rank 252nd (10.4).
  • Utah State averages 2.5 blocks per game, which ranks 53rd in the country. Alabama State ranks 143rd in blocks allowed per game (3.7).