Utah State Aggies (3-4) vs. San José State Spartans (2-5)
Utah State Aggies vs. San José State Spartans 10/21/23 – As we approach Week 8 of NCAAF, the matchup between the Utah State Aggies and the San José State Spartans has caught significant attention, given the dynamics and history of these two teams. With Utah State slightly ahead in this season with a 3-4 standing compared to the Spartans’ 2-5, football enthusiasts are gearing up for an intense battle on the field. Today college football free picks and insights put this game under the spotlight, promising an exciting showdown.
Utah State Aggies have displayed a mixed bag of performances this season. However, their play has shown some promise; thanks to key players such as running back Davon Booth and wide receiver Jalen Royals. Booth has been an asset on the ground with 446 rushing yards at an impressive average yards per rush of 6.1 while Royals has made himself known on offense with 647 receiving yards at 16.6 per catch rate; numbers like these cannot be ignored when it comes to predicting game outcomes.
San Jose State Spartans have also had their moments this season. Led by Kairee Robinson and Nick Nash – two star running backs that have amassed 471 rushing yards with an astounding average of 6.5 per attempt respectively; as wide receivers, both have amassed 387 receiving yards to demonstrate their potential as significant aerial threats for San Jose State.
Utah State Aggies vs. San José State Spartans 10/21/23 Game Info
|When:||Saturday, October 21, 2023 at 7:00 PM ET|
Cooper Legas QB vs. Chevan Cordeiro QB
Cooper Legas has had an outstanding season for the Aggies. Boasting an impressive 66% completion percentage and 1338 passing yards, Legas has displayed his prowess in the pocket despite facing 12 sacks; as evidenced by his passer rating of 159.7. However, his style tends toward aggression which often results in turnovers; with 6 interceptions recorded this season alone proving this point. His decision-making under pressure will be critical during this matchup.
Chevan Cordeiro of the San José State Spartans has been exceptional, recording an impressive completion percentage of 59.6% and 1619 passing yards this season. Cordeiro prefers safety over risk; with only 3 interceptions this season he shows his preference for safety rather than taking unnecessary risks with riskier approaches to defensive strategies such as that employed by Aggies’. This approach could prove invaluable against Aggies’ aggressive defense.
NCAAF Odds/Point Spread: San José State Spartans -175, Total Odds: 65.5
The odds favor the San José State Spartans, but not by a significant margin. With a spread of -4 for the Spartans, it’s clear that the bookmakers expect a close contest. Given the explosive nature of both offenses, the over/under of 65.5 might be tempting for many.
Utah State Aggies Betting Trends
Utah State’s recent trend showcases an affinity for high-scoring games, with the total going OVER in their last 6 games. Interestingly, they’ve been dominant against the Spartans, both straight up and against the spread. Their 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games against San Jose State indicates a psychological edge, which might play a pivotal role in this matchup.
San José State Spartans Betting Trends
San José State, despite their challenges this season, have also seen high-scoring games, with the total going OVER in 7 of their last 8 games. Their record against Utah State, however, leaves much to be desired. They’ve struggled both at home and when facing the Aggies.
Utah State Aggies vs. San José State Spartans 10/21/23 Betting Picks
The matchup, given the current trends and performances, is poised to be a high-scoring game. Both teams have their strengths, with the Aggies having a slight psychological edge given their past record against the Spartans. The Spartans, however, will be keen to change this narrative, especially on their home turf.
Considering all the metrics, the better pick seems to be the Utah State Aggies, particularly given their impressive ATS trend against the Spartans. As for prop bets, considering the recent high-scoring trends, betting the OVER seems promising. For those looking for more definitive outcomes and paid predictions, diving deep into player matchups might provide more clarity.
Free Pick and Prediction: Utah State Aggies 35, San José State Spartans 32.