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How and what to watch for Fresno State vs. Utah State

The Aggies are still looking for their first win of 2020, and might not find it here.

Quarterback Ben Wooldridge of the Fresno State Bulldogs looks to pass against the UNLV Rebels during the second half of their game at Allegiant Stadium on November 07, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by David Becker/Getty Images

On Saturday afternoon the 2-1 Fresno State Bulldogs head to Logan to take on the Utah State Aggies, a team that’s looking to get in the win column for the first time this season.

The Aggies have lost every game by 29 or more points so far this year, and that probably won’t change this week. Utah State is averaging less than 10 points per game, and just barely eclipses 200 yards of total offense on average. The defense is rough too, allowing an average of 520 yards and 38 points so far in 2020. There really aren’t a ton of positives for the Aggies this season, and it’s how you end up at 115th in SP+.

Fresno State’s defense hasn’t been all that great either, allowing over 200 yards passing and rushing on average. But the difference is that the Bulldogs can score. The team averages 32 points per game, while only giving up 26. That number should go way down this week after facing the Aggies too. Look for running back Ronnie Rivers to have a massive day against a Utah State defense that struggles to stop the run even more than the pass.

Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming

You can watch Fresno State vs. Utah State on Saturday, November 14th at 2:30 p.m. ET on FS2, or you can stream it via the Fox Sports Go app with a cable or streaming service login.

Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends

Point spread: Fresno State (-10) vs. Utah State
Point Total: 54.5
Money line: Fresno State -345 vs. Utah State +270

  • The total has gone under in four of Fresno State’s last six games
  • Fresno State is 2-5 straight up in its last seven
  • Utah State is 1-5 ATS in its last six
  • The total has gone over in six of Utah State’s last nine.

Betting splits

Fresno State: (54% of handle, 89% percent of bets)
Utah State: (46% of handle, 11% percent of bets)

The Best Bet

The spread here is suspiciously close. Utah State will probably hit its season high in points this week, but Fresno should still beat them pretty easily.

Pick: Fresno State -10

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