NCAA hoops odds preview - Utah State vs. San Jose State
Utah State Aggies vs San Jose State Spartans Odds
Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Friday when the San Jose State Spartans try to run the Utah State Aggies off the court at The Event Center in college hoops action.
Supporters of the Aggies have watched them go 16-5 and 7-11 ATS on the year, while the Spartans are at 9-13 and 8-10-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Spartans are 6-12, while the Aggies have a 7-7 mark.
The visitors opened as 4.5-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including . The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Spartans, most recently No. 112 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Aggies, who rate No. 109 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 72-63 victory for the Aggies.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits San Jose State's No. 246-ranked offense, averaging 64.4 PPG, against a Aggies defense that ranks No. 96 at 63 PPG. The Spartans field goal percentage has averaged 38.7% so far, less than the Aggies marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.5% per game.
Defensively, Utah State features the nation's No. 57-rated defense on the road, allowing 63.8 points per game. San Jose State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 276 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Utah State, they were a 68-46 winner as they battled Seattle on the road. They covered in the match as a 1.5-point underdog. Utah State cruised to victory on Saturday, running Seattle out of the gym and running up a 68-46 score at KeyArena.
San Jose State was a 66-63 loser in its last match on the road against Idaho. They covered the 10-point spread as underdogs. San Jose State suffered a 66-63 loss against Idaho on Saturday, getting 18 points from D.J. Brown in a losing effort at Cowan Spectrum.
Utah State Aggies Trends:
When playing on Friday are 9-1
Before playing Denver are 2-1
After playing Seattle are 2-1
After a win are 9-1
San Jose State Spartans Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing New Mexico State are 4-6
After playing Idaho are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7
A few Aggies at Spartans trends to consider:
Utah State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against San Jose State
Utah State is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Utah State's last 7 games when playing on the road against San Jose State
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Jose State's last 7 games when playing at home against Utah State
San Jose State is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
San Jose State is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
San Jose State is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Utah State
Utah State home to Denver, Thursday, February 14
San Jose State home to New Mexico State, Thursday, February 14