Georgia State vs Utah State Prediction - College Football Picks 12/23/23

Utah State Aggies (6-6) vs Georgia State Panthers (6-6)

Game Info: Saturday, December 23, 2023 at 3:30 pm (Albertsons Stadium)

Betting Odds: Utah State Aggies -1.5 -- Over/Under: 59.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Georgia State Panthers will play the Utah State Aggies on Saturday afternoon in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl at Albertsons Stadium in Boise, Idaho. Georgia State has lost five games in a row, while Utah State has won three of their last four. Let’s take a look at the betting matchup and the Georgia State vs Utah State prediction.

Georgia State Preview

The Georgia State Panthers are 6-6 (3-5) this season and they finished tied for fifth in the Sun Belt East Division standings. Georgia State started the season with four straight wins and they won two of the next three to go to 6-1, but they finished with five straight losses. Georgia State’s defense was very bad down the stretch, allowing 44, 42, 42, 56, and 25 points in their last five games. The Panthers offense is scoring 25.8 points per game with 200.9 passing yards per game and 171.6 rushing yards per game. Darren Grainger has thrown for 2,364 yards, 17 touchdowns, and seven interceptions, while also rushing for 625 yards and eight touchdowns. Both of the Georgia State main running backs have entered the transfer portal, along with their leading wide receiver, but Tailique Williams has caught 46 passes for 581 yards and five touchdowns. The Georgia State defense is allowing 30.8 points against per game this year. 

Utah State Preview

The Utah State Aggies are 6-6 (4-4) this year and they finished tied for 6th in the Mountain West standings. Utah State started the season 1-3 and they split their next four games to go 3-5, but they were able to win three of their last four games to get their sixth win. The Aggies were able to defeat San Diego State, Nevada, and New Mexico in three of their last four games, with the lone loss coming to Boise State in that span. The Utah State offense is averaging 34.1 points per game with 259.8 passing yards per game and 186.6 rushing yards per game. The Utah State quarterback situation is unclear, as Cooper Legas and McCae Hillstead are questionable, so we may end up seeing Levi Williams under center. Davon Booth has rushed for 734 yards and five touchdowns, while Jalen Royals has caught 68 passes for 1,023 yards and 14 scores. The Utah State defense is giving up 33.8 points against per game this season. 

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Utah State Aggies Team Facts

  • Utah State has won each of its last nine games as a favorite against non-AP-ranked teams.
  • The favorite has covered the spread in four of Utah State's last five games.
  • Six of Utah State's last seven games as a favorite against non-AP-ranked teams have gone OVER the total points line.

Georgia State Panthers Team Facts

  • Georgia State has won each of its last three matches as an underdog when playing with a rest disadvantage.
  • Georgia State has covered the spread in seven of its last eight games as an underdog against non-AP-ranked teams.
  • Georgia State has won the first half in three of its last four games against non-conference opponents at neutral venues.
  • Each of Georgia State's last three games against non-AP-ranked teams at neutral venues have gone OVER the total points line.

Georgia State vs Utah State Betting Prediction

Both of these teams come into this game with a 6-6 record, but I think Utah State is in the better spot. Utah State has won three of their last four games and they will have just about everyone ready to play in this game. Georgia State has lost five games in a row and is missing a few key pieces for this contest. Both of these defenses have been pretty bad this year, but Georgia State’s has been awful in their last five games. Take Utah State here. 

David’s Pick Utah State ML

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