College baskeball point spread favors Redhawks in battle with Spartans
San Jose State Spartans vs Seattle Redhawks Odds
Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Thursday when the Seattle Redhawks try to run the San Jose State Spartans off the court at KeyArena in college hoops action.
The Redhawks are 6-13 so far on the season, and 9-7 ATS vs. the number. The Spartans, meanwhile, are 9-11 and 7-9-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Seattle go 7-7 and the Spartans go 5-11 on the totals.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Seattle sat as 7.5-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Redhawks sit at No. 147 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Spartans sit at No. 126 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Redhawks will win this game 68-66.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Seattle has the nation's No. 141-rated offensive output, at 69 PPG. The visiting Spartans defense ranks No. 214 allowing on average 68 PPG. The Redhawks FG% has averaged 42% so far, more than the Spartans marksmen have achieved on the year, 39.5% per game.
Defensively, San Jose State features the nation's No. 140-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.9 points per game. Seattle, meanwhile, comes in at No. 141 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, San Jose State was a 66-47 loser at home against Texas-Arlington. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as underdogs. San Jose State got 13 points from Chris Cunningham but lost anyway, 66-47, to Texas-Arlington on Saturday at The Event Center.
Seattle was an 86-83 loser in its last match at home against Texas State. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as favorites. Seattle got 22 points from Clarence Trent but lost anyway, 86-83, to Texas State on Saturday at KeyArena.
San Jose State Spartans Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-4
Before playing Idaho are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6
Seattle Redhawks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 1-1
Before playing Utah State are 1-2
After a loss are 3-7
A few Spartans at Redhawks trends to consider:
San Jose State is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Seattle's last 7 games
Seattle is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Seattle is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games
Seattle is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games at home
San Jose State at Idaho, Saturday, February 2
Seattle home to Utah State, Saturday, February 2