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Texas State Bobcats battle vs San Jose State Spartans highlights college basketball odds menu

San Jose State SpartansTexas State Bobcats
Dec 29, 3:00 PM | Strahan Coliseum

San Jose State Spartans vs Texas State Bobcats Odds

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The Texas State Bobcats will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the San Jose State Spartans at Strahan Coliseum in NCAA basketball action.

The Bobcats currently sports a 4-8 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 4-5 ATS. The Spartans are 5-5 and 4-3-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Bobcats produce a 4-2 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Spartans have gone 3-4 against the number.

View San Jose State vs Texas State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Texas State opened as 3-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.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 194-rated Bobcats and the No. 63-ranked Spartans, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 73-71 result in favor of the Spartans.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Texas State has the nation's No. 70-rated offensive output, at 73.8 PPG. The visiting Spartans defense ranks No. 228 allowing on average 68.7 PPG. The Bobcats FG% has averaged 42.4% so far, more than the Spartans marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.3% per game.

Defensively, San Jose State features the nation's No. 160-rated defense on the road, allowing 70 points per game. Texas State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 130 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for San Jose State, they were a 77-68 loser as they battled James Madison at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 4.5-point underdog. A.J. Davis scored 18 points leading the Dukes to a 77-68 victory over San Jose State at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday.

Texas State was a 92-80 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Central Michigan. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as underdogs. The Bobcats got a 20-point effort from Joel Wright, who added 10 rebounds, but Central Michigan still managed to defeat Texas State 92-80 Thursday at McGuirk Arena.

San Jose State Spartans Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Texas-San Antonio are 1-1
After a loss are 4-6

Texas State Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

A few Spartans at Bobcats trends to consider:
San Jose State is 4-18 SU in its last 22 games on the road
Texas State is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
Texas State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
San Jose State at Texas-San Antonio, Monday, December 31
Texas State home to Utah State, Monday, December 31