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The Utah State Aggies take on the Saint Mary's Gaels on CBS Sports Network at 9 p.m. ET Thursday at Dee Glen Smith Spectrum. The Aggies are 6-1 overall and 2-1 at home, while Saint Mary's is 7-1 overall and hasn't played a true road game yet this season. Utah State's Justin Bean has been one of the most productive players in all of college basketball this season, and has averaged 20.7 points and 13.3 rebounds over his last three games.

Saint Mary's only loss this season came in the Maui Jim Maui Invitational championship against No. 23 Wisconsin. The Gaels are led by senior forward Dan Fotu, who averages 14.5 points per game. The Aggies are favored by one point in the latest Utah State vs. Saint Mary's odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 127.5. Before entering any Saint Mary's vs. Utah State picks, you'll want to see the college basketball predictions from the model at SportsLine. 

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. Over the past five-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated an impressive profit of almost $2,100 for $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks against the spread. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Utah State vs. Saint Mary's. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several college basketball odds for Saint Mary's vs. Utah State:

  • Utah State vs. Saint Mary's spread: Utah State -1
  • Utah State vs. Saint Mary's over-under: 127.5 points
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What you need to know about Utah State

Utah State made easy work of the Carroll (MT) Fighting Saints on Monday and walked away with a 93-63 victory. Bean played just 24 minutes in the game, but still finished with 14 points, 11 rebounds and three assists. Forward Brandon Horvath was a top scorer against Carroll, with 20 points. For the season, Horvath is the Aggies second-best scorer, and he averages 14 points per game.

One thing Utah State does exceptionally well is set up Bean and Horvath with makable shots. The Aggies average 20 assists per game, which is a top-five mark in the nation. How head coach Ryan Odom plans to keep that going will be critical against a Gaels side that only allows opponents to dish out 6.5 per game so far this season. Rylan Jones has been pulling the strings for the Aggies on the floor in 2021, and he is averaging a career-best 5.4 assists per game in 2021-22. 

What you need to know about Saint Mary's

The Gaels strolled past the California Riverside Highlanders with points to spare on Monday, taking the 67-50 victory. Saint Mary's' success was spearheaded by the efforts of forward Matthias Tass, who had 18 points in addition to six boards, and forward Fotu, who had 14 points.

Saint Mary's hit over 50 percent of its shots from the field against Riverside, however the Gaels' 3-point shooting continues to weigh them down a bit. Against Wisconsin, they hit just 26 percent of their shots from distance, but they were an improved 34.8 percent from beyond the arc on Monday. Aggies opponents have shot an uninspiring 33 percent from 3-point range this season, so this might not be the game for Saint Mary's to pop off from long range.

How to make Saint Mary's vs. Utah State picks

The model is leaning over on the total, and it's also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in nearly 60 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

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