Free Week 8 Prediction: Bulldogs vs Aggies Odds
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(1-6) Fresno State Bulldogs vs. Utah State Aggies (2-4)
Date: Saturday, October 22
Time: 10:30 pm EST
Venue: Merlin Olsen Field at Maverik Stadium, Logan, Utah
NCAA Football Spread: Utah State -17
NCAA Betting Total: 51.5
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Fresno State may have just one win on the season but they have covered in three of their last four game so you don’t want to forget about them.
This is the part of the season where you can really start making some money if you are sharpening your numbers and matching them with astute observations.
Utah State is not having a great season either.
Mostly they are hoping to bank enough wins to get bowl eligible and this is one they definitely cannot afford to let slip away. They crushed the Aggies last year 56-14 but have lost three in a row.
Fresno State Bulldogs
Fresno State is a bad defensive team, giving up more than 33ppg. However, they are one of those oddball teams when you look at their stats because their pass defense is in the Top 10, at least in terms of yards allowed.
The run defense is terrible and they just got torched for 220 yards by Donnel Pumphrey of San Diego State. If they can force the Aggies to pass maybe they have a chance.
Fresno State used to be a great pro style offense that cranked out NFL calibre quarterbacks.
They are still focusing on the passing game but it is not as productive as it used to be.
This team really struggles to score at just 20ppg. Combine that with a subpar defense and it is hard for this group to even stay in games.
Utah State Aggies
Utah State has been mediocre this season.
They are not a threat in the MWC at all, in fact they do not even have a conference win, (nor does Fresno State) making this their best chance to get one.
Similar to the Bulldogs this team just can’t score. It seems like every week there are offenses that are completely ramping it up and then there are groups that are just duds.
Utah State can play defense though.
They are only giving up 25ppg and have given up more than 27 just once all season (@ USC).
They are returning home after a couple of road conference losses and that is a good thing because they have not won on the road all season long.
Devante Mays is a powerful weapon they are hoping to get back from injury for this one – he is averaging almost 9 yards per carry this season and can be a difference maker.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Bulldogs are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games after allowing less than 20 points in their previous game.
- Bulldogs are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games after accumulating less than 100 yards rushing in their previous game.
- Bulldogs are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win.
- Aggies are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games after accumulating more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game.
- Aggies are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games following a bye week.
- Over is 7-1 in Aggies last 8 games in October.
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Neither of these teams is all that good so that number is pretty daunting.
The home team definitely looks the better of the two and they crushed them last year but the only team they have beat that bad was FCS Weber State in the opener.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Fresno State +17
Fresno State is not going to pull the upset.
However, I do think they will be able to have enough success flinging the ball around to keep this one relatively close or get a backdoor cover.
There is nothing to play for and I don’t expect the Aggies to dominate.
Week 8 Free Score Prediction: Utah State 38 – Fresno State 24
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