NCAA hoops odds preview - Idaho vs. San Jose State
Idaho Vandals vs San Jose State Spartans Odds
The visiting Idaho Vandals hope to send their backers to the pay window on Thursday as they look to cover the spread at The Event Center against the San Jose State Spartans.
The Spartans sit at 7-5 (6-3-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Vandals are currently 5-6 (5-4-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? San Jose State is 4-5 OU, and Idaho is 4-3 OU.
The Spartans were listed as 1.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 57 (Spartans) and the No. 106 (Vandals) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 72-71 result in favor of the Spartans has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Vandals rank No. 128 in NCAA Division 1 with 36.6 per game. That compares with San Jose State’s No. 16 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where San Jose State is college basketball's No. 229-ranked team at 5.7 per game, while the Vandals rate No. 213 with 5.8 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Idaho owns the country's No. 166-rated mark, allowing 70.3 points per game on the highway. San Jose State, on the other hand, rates No. 216 in scoring at home.
In their last action, Idaho was a 71-64 winner on the road against Seattle. They covered the 1.5-point spread as favorites. Kyle Barone scored 25 points and helped out with 11 rebounds for Idaho on Saturday, leading the Vandals to a 71-64 victory over Seattle at KeyArena.
In their last action, San Jose State was an 80-67 winner on the road against Texas-San Antonio. They covered the 4-point spread as underdogs. San Jose State earned an 80-67 victory over Texas-San Antonio on Monday, getting 22 points from James Kinney at UTSA Convocation Center.
Idaho Vandals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Utah State are 7-3
After playing Seattle are 2-4
After a win are 4-6
San Jose State Spartans Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Seattle are 3-0
After playing Texas-San Antonio are 1-1
After a win are 4-6
A few Vandals at Spartans trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Idaho's last 5 games when playing on the road against San Jose State
Idaho is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Idaho is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against San Jose State
Idaho is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 10 of San Jose State's last 11 games when playing Idaho
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Jose State's last 5 games when playing at home against Idaho
San Jose State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
San Jose State is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games at home
Idaho at Utah State, Saturday, January 5
San Jose State home to Seattle, Saturday, January 5