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Louisiana Tech Bulldogs take on Spartans in NCAA basketball test

Louisiana Tech BulldogsSan Jose State Spartans
Jan 24, 10:00 PM | The Event Center

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs San Jose State Spartans Odds

16-3TEAM RECORD9-9

The San Jose State Spartans host Louisiana Tech on Thursday, looking to build on their 9-9 mark against the 16-3 Bulldogs in college hoops action at The Event Center.

The Spartans sport records of 9-9 and 7-7-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Bulldogs have 16-3 and 9-6-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 5-9 for the Spartans and 5-7 for the Bulldogs.

View Louisiana Tech vs San Jose State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
San Jose State opened as 6-point underdogs in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 127-rated Spartans and the No. 73-ranked Bulldogs, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 77-68 result in favor of the Bulldogs.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Jose State's No. 194 nationally ranked offense (66.9 points per game) against a Bulldogs defense that sits as the No. 145 at 64.9 PPG. The Spartans have been averaging 40.5% from the field, less than the Bulldogs have managed so far this season (41% on average).

Defensively, Louisiana Tech features the nation's No. 138-rated defense on the road, allowing 68 points per game. San Jose State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 222 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Louisiana Tech, they were a 78-71 winner as they battled Seattle at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 12.5-point favorite. Louisiana Tech got 15 points from Jaron Johnson en route to a 78-71 victory over Seattle on Saturday at Thomas Center.

San Jose State lost its last outing, a 70-53 result against New Mexico State on January 19. They failed to cover in that game as a 13-point underdog. San Jose State got 16 points from LaVanne Pennington but lost anyway, 70-53, to New Mexico State on Saturday at Pan American Center.

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Utah State are 4-6
After playing Seattle are 1-1
After a win are 8-2

San Jose State Spartans Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
After playing New Mexico State are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

A few Bulldogs at Spartans trends to consider:
Louisiana Tech is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Louisiana Tech's last 5 games when playing on the road against San Jose State
Louisiana Tech is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against San Jose State
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Jose State's last 5 games when playing Louisiana Tech
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Jose State's last 5 games when playing at home against Louisiana Tech
San Jose State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Louisiana Tech
San Jose State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Louisiana Tech at Utah State, Saturday, January 26
San Jose State home to Texas-Arlington, Saturday, January 26