Utah State vs. Georgia State Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Prediction: Picks & Start Time – December 23, 2023

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The Famous Idaho Potato Bowl will feature a matchup between the Utah State Aggies and the Georgia State Panthers.

Utah State vs. Georgia State Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 2 points, with oddsmakers listing Utah State as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Utah State has -130 odds to pick up the win, while Georgia State is listed at +106 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 58 points.

Game Info

How to Watch Utah State vs. Georgia State Live?

  • Game Day: Saturday, December 23, 2023
  • Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN
  • Location: Boise, Idaho
  • Stadium: Albertsons Stadium

Betting Preview

Utah State

Utah State owns the 22nd-best offense this season in terms of total yards (446.3 yards per game), but rank 25th-worst on defense (418.2 yards allowed per game). Utah State owns the 25th-best offense this season in terms of points scored (34.1 points per game), but ranks 16th-worst on defense (33.8 points allowed per game). Utah State ranks 42nd in pass offense (259.8 passing yards per game) and 52nd in pass defense (216.5 passing yards allowed per game) this season. With 201.7 rushing yards allowed per game on defense, which ranks sixth-worst in the FBS, Utah State has had to ask their 27th-ranked running game (186.6 rushing yards per contest) to keep them competitive. Utah State is putting up a 36.0% third-down percentage on offense (97th in the FBS), and ranks 98th defensively with a 41.3% third-down conversion rate allowed. Utah State has forced 14 total turnovers (43rd in the FBS) this season and have turned it over 19 times (122nd in the FBS) for -5a turnover margin of -5, 104th-ranked in college football.

Georgia State

Georgia State has been struggling defensively, ranking 16th-worst with 432.3 total yards surrendered per game. It has been more productive on the other side of the ball, posting 372.9 total yards per contest (78th-ranked). From an offensive angle, Georgia State is generating 25.8 points per game (79th-ranked). It ranks 105th in the FBS on defense (30.8 points surrendered per game). Georgia State’s defense has been a bottom-25 unit in pass defense this season, surrendering 287.1 passing yards per game, which ranks third-worst in the FBS. On the offensive side of the ball, it ranks 96th with 201.3 passing yards per contest. Georgia State ranks 51st in the FBS with 171.7 rushing yards per contest on offense, and it ranks 54th with 145.2 rushing yards given up per game on the defensive side of the ball. Georgia State has been struggling on third down, ranking 16th-worst with a 45.2% third-down conversion percentage allowed per game. It has been better on offense, putting up a 44.6% third-down rate (28th-ranked). After forcing 13 turnovers (62nd in the FBS) and turning the ball over nine times (24th in the FBS) this season, Georgia State sports the 34th-ranked turnover margin of +4.

Utah State vs. Georgia State Betting Analysis

Utah State Betting Insights

Utah State has covered the spread six times in 12 games with a set spread. In games it is played as 2-point favorites or more, Utah State has an ATS record of 3-2. Utah State games have gone over the total eight times this season. The Aggies have yet to lose when playing as the moneyline favorite this season, going 5-0. The Aggies have played five times as a moneyline favorite with odds of -130 or shorter, and earned a victory in each game.

Georgia State Betting Insights

Georgia State have compiled a 5-6-1 record against the spread this year. In games they have played as 2-point or bigger underdogs, Georgia State owns an ATS record of 2-2. This season, Georgia State games have hit the over five times. The Panthers have won two of the six games they’ve played as underdogs this season. The Panthers are this season when entering a game as the underdog by +106 or more on the moneyline.

Utah State vs. Georgia State Against The Spread & Betting Records

Utah State

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 55.8 58.3 53.3
Implied Total AVG 32.4 34.2 30.7
ATS Record 6-6-0 4-2-0 2-4-0
Over/Under Record 8-4-0 5-1-0 3-3-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 5-0 2-0 3-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 1-6 1-3 0-3

Georgia State

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 58.2 55.8 60.5
Implied Total AVG 32.5 31.0 34.0
ATS Record 5-6-1 2-4-0 3-2-1
Over/Under Record 5-7-0 3-3-0 2-4-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 4-2 3-2 1-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 2-4 0-1 2-3

Players to Watch

Utah State

  • With 68 catches for 1,023 yards and 14 touchdowns, Jalen Royals has been an important piece of the Aggies’ air attack in 2023.
  • On zero targets, Terrell Vaughn has 82 receptions (6.8 per game) for 851 yards and 10 TDs in 12 games.
  • In nine games for the Aggies, Cooper Legas has produced 1,815 yards (201.7 yards per game) with 19 touchdowns, eight interceptions and a 64.8% completion percentage.
  • With 122 rushing yards (1.8 YPC) and zero rushing touchdowns in nine games, Legas has been generating offense with his legs in addition to the passing game.
  • Davon Booth has run for 734 yards (6.3 yards per carry) and five touchdowns as part of the Aggies’ ground game.
  • MJ Tafisi has helped lead the Aggies’ defense with 116 tackles and four TFL in 12 games.
  • As part of the Aggies’ defensive unit, Ike Larsen has collected one TFL, 82 tackles, and four interceptions in 12 games.
  • Devin Dye has suited up for 11 games, amassing 74 tackles and two interceptions for the Aggies.
  • With three sacks to go along with three TFL, 59 tackles, and one interception, Anthony Switzer has helped propel the Aggies’ defense over 11 games.

Georgia State

  • Darren Grainger has 17 TD passes and seven interceptions in 12 games, completing 67.0% of his throws for 2,368 yards (197.3 per game).
  • On the ground, Grainger has scored eight touchdowns and accumulated 625 yards.
  • In 12 games, Marcus Carroll has rushed for 1,350 yards (112.5 per game) and 13 TDs.
  • In the passing game, Carroll has scored zero touchdowns, with 23 receptions for 234 yards.
  • In the passing game, Robert Lewis has scored seven TDs, hauling in 70 balls for 881 yards (73.4 per game).
  • Tailique Williams has 46 receptions for 581 yards (48.4 per game) and five touchdowns in 12 games.
  • Jontrey Hunter has been providing a big boost on defense, recording 86 tackles, one TFL, and one sack for the Panthers.
  • In 12 games for the Panthers, Jeremiah Johnson has posted two interceptions to go with 61 tackles, two TFL, one sack, and two passes defended.
  • Justin Abraham has two sacks to go with three TFL and 61 tackles in 11 games.
  • The Panthers’ Gavin Pringle has recorded 33 tackles, two TFL, one sack, and four interceptions in 11 games.

Utah State vs. Georgia State Predictions and Pick

Utah State vs. Georgia State betting card

  • Pick ATS:

    Pick Em

  • Pick OU: Over (58)

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Our prediction to win this game is Utah State, and we project that Utah State will cover the spread (Utah State -2). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 58 points.

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WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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