Texas-Arlington @ Utah State
Current Records: Texas-Arlington 1-4; Utah State 4-1
What to Know
The Texas-Arlington Mavericks will head out on the road to face off against the Utah State Aggies at 9 p.m. ET this past Saturday at Dee Glen Smith Spectrum. Utah State should still be feeling good after a win, while the Mavericks will be looking to regain their footing.
Texas-Arlington was within striking distance but couldn't close the gap last week as they fell 68-62 to the San Diego State Aztecs. One thing holding Texas-Arlington back was the mediocre play of guard David Azore, who did not have his best game: he picked up five fouls and turned the ball over four times en route to a 5-for-16, 15-point finish.
Meanwhile, it was a close one, but last week Utah State sidestepped the Oklahoma Sooners for a 73-70 victory. Utah State's forward Justin Bean looked sharp as he dropped a double-double on 24 points and 19 boards.
The Mavericks have to know they'll be fighting an uphill battle given the 15.50 point spread they are up against. Those who got lucky with them against the spread two weeks ago might want to hold off on placing bets this time since the squad has yet to string together back-to-back wins against the spread.
Texas-Arlington is now 1-4 while the Aggies sit at a mirror-image 4-1. Utah State is 3-0 after wins this season, and Texas-Arlington is 1-2 after losses.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 9 p.m. ET
- Where: Dee Glen Smith Spectrum -- Logan, Utah
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $15.89
The Aggies are a big 15.5-point favorite against the Mavericks, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Aggies as a 14.5-point favorite.
This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last six years.
Injury Report for Utah State
- Sean Bairstow: Game-Time Decision (Wrist)