Starting with 9-5 and 10-3 seasons Matt Wells impressed all as Utah State head coach. But beginning with a 6-7 mark in 2015 the Aggies have declined significantly under his watch. Following that was a 3-9 collapse in 2016. Balanced against that was a 6-7 bowl season for 2017. A clear difference remains from the team Wells inherited from predecessor Gary Andersen. Which has made the Aggies a consistent underdog with the college football betting odds. To begin with 2018 is a very difficult opener at Michigan State. Presently the Spartans are a favorite for the Big Ten East. So regardless of where you are, you can use your smart phone for mobile betting on this great game.
Utah State Aggies vs. Michigan State Spartans
Date and Time: Friday, August 31, 2018, 7 p.m. ET
Location: Spartan Stadium, East Lansing, Michigan
College Football Betting Online Odds at SBG:
|Utah State||+23 (-110)||50½ (-110)|
|Michigan State||-23 (-110)||50½ (-110)|
Utah State vs. Michigan State TV Coverage: BTN
Michigan State recovered from an ugly 2016 season that went 3-9. Besides the losing were numerous off the field problems that were a black eye on the program. Because of this coach Mark Dantonio recommitted to his proven formula. More emphatically hard work and character players made the Spartans profitable. On the whole MSU went 10-3 straight up and 8-5 with the college football betting odds last year. Supplementing that was the return of respect for Dantonio’s program.
Spartans with Character
Most important of all Michigan State returns 19 starters off that ten-win team of 2017. While they won’t have the athletes of Ohio State the Spartans have character. For one thing team toughness and confidence have increased.
Exceptional online betting value
Michigan State has been an exceptional online betting value at home. For example, Sparty has paid in eight of his last ten at Spartan Stadium. Additionally, MSU has covered five of their last six as home chalks. Nine of their last ten in that role went under the total. However, it bears noting that the Spartans have dropped their last four as home chalks of 20 or more points. For of their last five when laying 20 or more went under the total.
Utah State Aggies
By contrast the Aggies have been a poor value in road games. To illustrate Utah State has covered just four of their last 15 away from home. Eight of their last ten road tilts went over the total. Further, the Aggies have dropped seven of their last 10 as road dogs. Three of their last five in that role went over the number.
Team vs Team
A clear difference exists when Utah State gets a bigger number though. To show the Aggies have paid in nine of their last 10 when getting 20+ points. Following that is four of their last 16 in that situation went under the total. Such as Michigan State’s problems covering big numbers you have strong value potential.
Matchup to Watch
Naturally Michigan State is the clearly superior team. Of major concern is the 23.5 point lay. Matchup wise with the college football betting odds Utah State brings better value. As was previously noted these teams have distinct spread results with this big number.
College Football Betting Odds Picks
To conclude Utah State is the value choice.
Aggies vs. Spartans Online Betting Pick: Utah State Aggies
Aggies vs Spartans Online Betting Score Prediction: Spartans 38, Aggies 21
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