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Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs San Jose State Spartans Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

San Jose State SpartansLouisiana Tech Bulldogs
March 2, 8:00 PM | Thomas Center

San Jose State Spartans vs Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Odds

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The visiting San Jose State Spartans hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Thomas Center against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs.

The Bulldogs are 25-3 so far on the season, and 15-8-1 ATS vs. the number. The Spartans, meanwhile, are 9-17 and 9-13-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Louisiana Tech go 7-13 and the Spartans go 7-14-1 on the totals.

View San Jose State vs Louisiana Tech Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Bulldogs installed as 19-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 150-rated San Jose State taking on the No. 23-rated Bulldogs in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 79-62 win for the Bulldogs on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Spartans is ranked No. 75 in NCAA hoops at 37.1 per game. Contrast that with Louisiana Tech’s No. 22 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Louisiana Tech is the No. 37-ranked team in the country at 7.8 per game, while San Jose State rates No. 278 at 5.1 per game.

Defensively, San Jose State features the nation's No. 141-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.8 points per game. Louisiana Tech, meanwhile, comes in at No. 41 nationally in scoring at home.

San Jose State lost its last outing, an 81-74 result against Texas-Arlington on February 28. They covered in that game as a 12-point underdog. Louis Garrett went off for 25 points and added 6 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Texas-Arlington handed San Jose State an 81-74 defeat at College Park Center.

Last time out for Louisiana Tech, they were an 84-61 winner as they battled Utah State at home. They covered in the match as a 7-point favorite. The Bulldogs blew out Utah State on Thursday, running up a 20+ point victory in an 84-61 win at Thomas Center.

San Jose State Spartans Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Texas-San Antonio are 2-1
After playing Texas-Arlington are 0-1
After a loss are 0-10

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing New Mexico State are 6-4
After playing Utah State are 7-3
After a win are 10-0

A few Spartans at Bulldogs trends to consider:
San Jose State is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Louisiana Tech
San Jose State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Louisiana Tech is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Louisiana Tech is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Louisiana Tech's last 6 games when playing San Jose State
Louisiana Tech is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against San Jose State

Next up:
San Jose State home to Texas-San Antonio, Thursday, March 7
Louisiana Tech at New Mexico State, Thursday, March 7