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SMU vs. Utah State College Basketball Odds and Prediction: Sharps Key In on this Matchup on the Island

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SMU vs. Utah State Odds

SMU +12
Utah State -12
Total  145.5
Date Friday, Dec. 23
Time 7:30 p.m. ET
TV ESPN2

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It is not the prettiest college basketball slate on a day when people are trying to get away from their families and watch some hoops.

But there is one game standing out.

Utah State is set to play Southern Methodist on a neutral court in Honolulu, Hawaii in a matchup between two schools that are typically high-major powerhouses.

SMU has struggled so far this season. The Mustangs are 4-7 and have lost four out of their last five games. They did pick up their biggest win of the season (by KenPom ranking) last night with an 85-81 win over Iona.

Utah State is looking like another NCAA Tournament team. The Aggies are 10-1 and ranked No. 38 on KenPom. The lone loss came against in-state rival Weber State.

Utah State is heavily favored in this matchup, and we have tracked sharp action coming in on one side.

SMU vs. Utah State Pick

Utah State opened as a 14-point favorite in this matchup on the island.