College Basketball Matchup - Denver Pioneers San Jose State Spartans Odds Preview
San Jose State Spartans vs Denver Pioneers Odds
Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Thursday when the Denver Pioneers try to run the San Jose State Spartans off the court at Magness Arena in college hoops action.
The Pioneers currently sports a 9-7 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 6-8 ATS. The Spartans are 9-7 and 7-5-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Pioneers produce a 5-7 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Spartans have gone 5-7 against the number.
Bettors looking to side with Denver in this one found them as 15-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 193-ranked Pioneers and the No. 77-rated Spartans in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 71-66 win for the Pioneers on Thursday.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Denver's No. 347-rated squad against San Jose State's No. 25-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Denver rates No. 25 in the country with 8.3 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 259 nationally with 5.2 per match.
Defensively, San Jose State features the nation's No. 111-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.9 points per game. Denver, meanwhile, comes in at No. 244 nationally in scoring at home.
San Jose State was a 66-60 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Utah State. They covered the 10-point spread as underdogs. D.J. Brown scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Spartans to a win (they lost 66-60 to Utah State at Dee Glen Smith Spectrum on Friday).
Denver was a 64-51 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Seattle. They covered the 6.5-point spread as favorites. Denver earned a 64-51 victory over Seattle on Saturday, getting 17 points from Chase Hallam at KeyArena.
San Jose State Spartans Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing New Mexico State are 4-6
After playing Utah State are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6
Denver Pioneers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Utah State are 0-2
After playing Seattle are 0-1
After a win are 6-4
A few Spartans at Pioneers trends to consider:
San Jose State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
San Jose State is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Denver is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Denver is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Denver's last 5 games
San Jose State at New Mexico State, Saturday, January 19
Denver home to Utah State, Saturday, January 19