- Oregon State has -105 odds to cover a 7.5-point spread.
- The total points for the game are set at 66.5 points.
LOS ANGELES – The Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl is set to take place on Saturday, December 18 at 7:30 p.m. EST. In the matchup, the Oregon State Beavers are heavily favored to take down the Utah State Aggies in Los Angeles.
Oregon State Vs. Utah State
- Moneyline: Oregon State (-270) vs. Utah State (+230)
- Spread: Oregon State -7.5 (-105)
- Total: 66.5 Points
Even though online betting sites are heavily favoring the Beavers to come out on top, the Aggies are sure to put up a tough fight. Oregon State finished their season in sixth place in the PAC-12 with a 7-5 record. Utah State, on the other hand, had a strong 10-3 season which was good for first in the Mountain West Conference.
Aggies Coming In Strong
A 7.5-point spread should be no problem for the Aggies to cover. Utah State has been one of the best teams against the spread this season with a 9-4 record and are coving the spread by an average of 7.8 points. They also finished off the season strong ATS as they covered in six of their last seven games.
As for the Beavers, although 7-5 ATS this year, they are only managing to cover by a margin of 3.4 points on average. They also slowed down in their last five games of the season going 2-3 ATS in that span.
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The line in this one did see a slight shift going from a 7-point spread to a 7.5-point spread. This could have to do with the public leaning on the Aggies to cover with 84% of the total bets made on the spread.
Game Total Odds
Looking at where the college football odds are on the game total, 66.5 points might be too much for both teams to overcome. Oregon State has gone 6-6 when going Over the point total while Utah State has gone 6-7.
While both teams combined average close to the game total, their defenses are sure to hold up. Oregon State has allowed 25.9 ppg to their opponents this season while Utah State has allowed 25.3 points.
The Beavers have also gone 1-2 with the Over in their last three games of the year. As for the Aggies, the Over has gone 1-7 in their last eight bowl games.
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