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Mountain West Tournament - Boise State Broncos vs San Jose State Spartans Preview

San Jose State Spartans Boise State Broncos
7-23 March 12, 2014, 10:00 | Thomas & Mack Center 19-12



The Boise State Broncos will hit the floor running against the visiting San Jose State Spartans Wednesday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Spartans will look to vanquish their hosts on Wednesday, as they are 11-16-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Broncos are 7-18-1 ATS. San Jose State is 10-18 against the total, while Boise State is 11-14 versus the number.View San Jose State Spartans vs Boise State Broncos Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to go with the Broncos in this one found them listed as -15-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Wednesday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Spartans was expected to move the line.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 334-rated San Jose State taking on the No. 101-rated Broncos in this contest.

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San Jose State was a 69-56 loser in their most recent outing at home against Fresno State. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as underdogs. Rashad Muhammad scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Spartans to a win (they lost 69-56 to Fresno State at The Event Center on Saturday).

In their last action, Boise State was a 64-61 loser on the road against Air Force. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as favorites. The Broncos got 15 points from Jeff Elorriaga, but it was Air Force that prevailed in a 64-61 final on Saturday at Clune Arena.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Spartans is ranked No. 124 in NCAA hoops at 35.37 per game. Contrast that with Boise State’s No. 159 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Boise State is the No. 31-ranked team in the country at 7.84 per game, while San Jose State rates No. 10 at 8.7 per game.

A few Spartans at Broncos trends to consider:
San Jose State is 2-9-1 ATS in its last 12 games
San Jose State is 1-17 SU in its last 18 games
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of San Jose State's last 16 games
San Jose State is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games when playing Boise State
Boise State is 2-9 ATS in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boise State's last 6 games
Boise State is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games when playing San Jose State
Boise State is 18-1 SU in its last 19 games when playing San Jose State