The Georgia State Panthers (6-6) attempt to end their five-game losing streak and win their third straight bowl game when they meet the Utah State Aggies (6-6) on Saturday in the 2023 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. Georgia State, which posted victories in the 2020 Lending Tree Bowl and 2021 Camellia Bowl, will need to extend its run of success without a pair of key offensive players as leading rusher Marcus Carroll and top receiver Robert Lewis entered the transfer portal. Utah State is 6-10 in bowl games and lost three of its previous four appearances in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, most recently against Akron in 2015.

Kickoff at Albertsons Stadium in Boise, Idaho is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. ET. The Aggies are 2.5-point favorites in the latest Utah State vs. Georgia State odds, while the over/under for total points scored is 59. Before making any Georgia State vs. Utah State picks, you need to see the college football predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's proven computer model.

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Now, the model has set its sights on Utah State vs. Georgia State and just revealed its picks and predictions. You can visit SportsLine to see the model's CFB picks. Here are several college football odds and trends for Georgia State vs. Utah State:

  • Utah State vs. Georgia State spread: Aggies -2.5
  • Utah State vs. Georgia State over/under: 59 points
  • Utah State vs. Georgia State money line: Aggies -135, Panthers +114
  • USU: The Under has hit in nine of the Aggies' last 10 bowl appearances
  • GSU: The Panthers are 1-4 against the spread in their last five games
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Why Utah State can cover

Levi Williams will make his second straight start after his impressive outing in the final regular-season game. The junior threw for 198 yards and a pair of touchdowns while doing a huge amount of damage on the ground, rushing 25 times for 153 yards and three scores. Williams hopes to come up with another big performance in a bowl game after producing two while at Wyoming, including one against Georgia State.

In the 2019 Arizona Bowl, Williams threw for three TDs and ran for another as the Cowboys rolled to a 38-17 victory over the Panthers. Two years later, he made one scoring pass while rushing for 200 yards and matching the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl record with four touchdown runs in Wyoming's 52-38 win versus Kent State. Williams has a pair of dangerous receivers to target in junior Jalen Royals and senior Terrell Vaughn. Royals has racked up 1,023 yards and is tied for second in the country with 14 TD catches, while Vaughn has recorded 847 yards and 10 scoring receptions, making the Aggies one of only two teams in the nation (LSU) to have two players reach double digits in receiving touchdowns. See which team to pick here.

Why Georgia State can cover

Quarterback Darren Grainger will need to be at his best for the Panthers to have a chance on Saturday. The redshirt senior has been accurate throwing the football of late, completing 75.3% of his pass attempts over the last two games. Grainger has amassed 2,364 passing yards and 17 touchdown tosses this season and is second on the team in rushing yards (625) and TD runs (career-high 8).

Grainger proved he was capable of performing well while under the spotlight when he led Georgia State to a 51-20 triumph over Ball State in the 2021 Camellia Bowl. He dominated the Cardinals with both his arm and his legs, completing 15-of-19 attempts for 203 yards and three touchdowns while rushing for 122 yards and a score en route to game MVP honors. Grainger is the Panthers' all-time leader in TD tosses (54) and is second in passing yards (6,522) while ranking fourth in rushing yards (2,005). See which team to pick here.

How to make Utah State vs. Georgia State picks

SportsLine's model is leaning Over on the total, projecting 62 combined points. It also says one side of the spread hits well over 50% of the time. You can only see the model's pick at SportsLine

So who wins Utah State vs. Georgia State, and which side of the spread hits well over 50% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Georgia State vs. Utah State spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has notched a profit of well over $2,000 on its top-rated college football spread picks, and find out.