San Jose State Spartans vs Montana State Bobcats Odds
San Jose State travels to Montana State on Saturday, hoping to boost its 2-3 record with a victory over the Bobcats.
The Bobcats are 1-4 so far on the season, and 3-2 ATS vs. the number. The Spartans, meanwhile, are 2-3 and 2-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Montana State go 1-0 and the Spartans go 1-1 on the totals.
Bettors looking to side with Montana State in this one found them as 2-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at before gametime.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Bobcats, most recently No. 93 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Spartans, who rate No. 21 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 77-66 victory for the Spartans.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Spartans is ranked No. 47 in NCAA hoops at 40.6 per game. Contrast that with Montana State’s No. 176 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Montana State is the No. 134-ranked team in the country at 6.6 per game, while San Jose State rates No. 154 at 6.4 per game.
Defensively, San Jose State features the nation's No. 195-rated defense on the road, allowing 71 points per game. Montana State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 153 nationally in scoring at home.
San Jose State was a 70-57 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Kansas. They covered the 26.5-point spread as underdogs. James Kinney was dynamite, scoring 30 points and adding 7 rebounds but Kansas still won, 70-57, over San Jose State on Monday at Allen Fieldhouse.
Montana State lost its last outing, a 76-66 result against Pepperdine on November 29. They failed to cover in that game as a 2-point underdog. Montana State suffered a 76-66 loss against Pepperdine on Thursday, getting 19 points from Xavier Blount in a losing effort at Worthington Arena.
San Jose State Spartans Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing UC Davis are 0-1
After a loss are 3-7
Montana State Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Montana Tech are 0-1
After playing Pepperdine are 0-2
After a loss are 2-8
A few Spartans at Bobcats trends to consider:
San Jose State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Montana State's last 5 games when playing San Jose State
Montana State is 5-10 ATS in its last 15 games
Montana State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Montana State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
San Jose State home to UC Davis, Wednesday, December 5
Montana State home to Montana Tech, Thursday, December 6