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NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Spartans underdogs vs Broncos at Boise State

San Jose State SpartansBoise State Broncos
6-13January 25, 2014, 06:05 | Taco Bell Arena13-6



Boise State will look to improve on its 13-6 record on Saturday when they host San Jose State in NCAA basketball odds action at Taco Bell Arena.

The Broncos are 13-6 so far on the season, and 4-9-1 ATS vs. the number. The Spartans, meanwhile, are 6-13 and 9-8 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Boise State go 5-8 and the Spartans go 6-11 on the totals.

View San Jose State Spartans vs Boise State Broncos Odds and Stats.

Boise State opened as -19-point favorites 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.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 60-ranked Broncos and the No. 238-rated Spartans in this matchup.

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San Jose State lost its last outing, a 75-50 result against San Diego State on January 22. They failed to cover in that game as a 13-point underdog. San Jose State was crushed on Wednesday, getting blown out by San Diego State and falling by a 75-50 score at The Event Center.

Boise State was an 84-75 loser in their most recent outing on the road against New Mexico. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as underdogs. Boise State suffered an 84-75 loss against New Mexico on Tuesday, getting 19 points from Derrick Marks in a losing effort at The Pit.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Boise State's No. 29-ranked scoring average of 79 PPG, against a Spartans defense rated No. 181 and allowing 71.89 PPG. The Broncos FG% has averaged 45.8% to date this season, more than the Spartans shooters have managed so far (39.64% per game).

A few Spartans at Broncos trends to consider:
San Jose State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
San Jose State is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing at home against Boise State
San Jose State is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Boise State
San Jose State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Boise State is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boise State's last 5 games on the road
Boise State is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games when playing on the road against San Jose State
Boise State is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against San Jose State


Next up:
San Jose State home to UNLV, Wednesday, January 29th
Boise State at Air Force, Wednesday, January 29th

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