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Georgia St. vs Utah St. Idaho Potato Bowl Prediction 12/23

The Georgia State Panthers (6-6) face off against the Utah State Aggies (6-6) on Saturday, December 23rd. This game will be played at Albertsons Stadium in Boise and televised on ESPN. Utah State is coming off a win in their previous game, while Georgia State is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Old Dominion. Kickoff is set for 3:30 ET.

Georgia State Panthers vs Utah State Aggies

The Georgia State Panthers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Most recently, Georgia State took on Old Dominion, falling by a score of 25-24. Georgia State lost the game despite leading by seven after the first-quarter. In Georgia State’s loss over Old Dominion, quarterback Darren Grainger had two touchdowns through the air and added one touchdown on the ground. Throughout the game, he threw for a total of 203 yards while achieving a completion rate of 72.2%.

The over/under line going into the game was 50.5 which the teams surpassed with a combined 49 points. Georgia State and Old Dominion each finished with an ATS push as Georgia State was 1-point underdogs.

With a 6-6 record, the Georgia State Panthers take on Utah State. Their road record so far is (3-3) and at home (2-3).

Georgia State has gone into five games as the favorite this season and five games as the underdog. Their ATS record is currently 5-5-1. In 12 games played, the average over/under line for Georgia State’s games has been set at 57.8 points. These contests have seen an average combined score of 56.5 points, resulting in an OU record of 4-7.

The Utah State Aggies Are Coming Off A Win

Utah State is coming off a thrilling 44-41 win over New Mexico. The two teams needed overtime to settle the game, as they were all tied at 31-31 at the end of regulation. Against New Mexico, quarterback Levi Williams finished with three rushing touchdowns while running for 153 yards. In the passing game, he completed 59.3% of his passes for a total of 198 yards and a passer rating pf 91.28.

Going into the game as 4-point favorites, Utah State’s 3 point win wasn’t enough to cover. The over hit in the game as the over/under betting line was 58.5 at kickoff.

With a 6-6 record, the Utah State Aggies take on Georgia State. Their road record so far is (1-3) and at home (2-3).

Heading into this week’s matchup with Georgia State, the Aggies have been favored in two games and the underdog in seven. Their ATS mark coming into the game is 4-5. So far this season, the average over/under line for Utah State’s games has been 55.3 points. The Aggies have an over/under record of 6-3 heading into this week’s game.

Georgia State Offense Breakdown

As they prepare to face the Utah State, the Panthers’ offense is averaging 171.7 rushing yards per game and 4 yards per attempt. Nationally, they are 56th in rushing yards and 94th in passing yards, on an average of 201.2 yards per matchup. Georgia State has averaged 25.8 points per game so far. This figure places them 65th in the nation.

The team’s leading passer is Darren Grainger, who has tallied 2368 passing yards with a completion percentage of 67%. He’s currently averaging 7 yards per pass attempt.

Utah State Offense Breakdown

On the ground, the Aggies are 31st in college football at 464 attempts per game. This has led to an average of 186.6 (34th). So far, they have turned to the passing game 33.7 and have a per game average of 259.8. Overall, they are 27th in points (34.1 PPG).

So far, Cooper Legas has thrown for 1815 yards this season while averaging 13.2 per completion. His completion percentage this year is 64.8% and he has thrown 19 touchdowns.

Georgia State Team Defense

This season, the Panthers’ defense has allowed 145.2 rushing yards per game, ranking 147th. Opponents average 287.1 passing yards, and opposing quarterbacks have put together a passer rating of 102.7 against Georgia State. They hold the 23rd position in NCAA points allowed.

Utah State Team Defense

As we head into this week’s game, the Utah State defense ranks 142nd for points allowed, with an average of 33.8 points per game. Teams have been gaining 216.5 passing yards per game against them (78th nationally). Against the run, they’ve given up 201.7 rushing yards, placing them 159th in college football.

Georgia State vs Utah State Trends

  • Georgia State are 2-2-1 Against the spread in their last five games on the road.
  • Looking across Utah State’s ten most recent home games, they are 2-8 against the spread.
  • Utah State is 3-7 in their last ten games as underdogs.
  • Over their last three games as the betting favorite, Georgia State has an ATS record of 1-2.

Georgia State vs Utah State Prediction

This matchup favors Georgia State, and I expect them to win and cover the spread. The difference in the two packing attacks should play a key factor. For a point-spread pick, I recommend taking Georgia State at -2.5.

My bet for this game is the over, with the current over/under line at 63. So far this season, Utah State games have averaged a combined score of 67.9 points, and I foresee this game surpassing 63.

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