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San Jose State Spartans vs Fresno State Bulldogs in NCAAF odds tilt

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Five unbeatens remain in college football, and the Fresno State Bulldogs are one of them.

At 11-0 FSU sits in first place in the Mountain West West and at No. 16 in the latest BCS standings. Which, with a couple more victories, might put the Bulldogs in line for the biggest bowl bid in program history.

Fresno State can clinch a spot in the upcoming Mountain West championship game with a victory Friday afternoon at San Jose State.

The Bulldogs are 10-0 SU but only 4-6 ATS this season; they have, however, covered the spread their last two games, after bombing New Mexico last week 69-28.

The Spartans, meanwhile, following their triple-overtime loss to Navy last Friday, need to win Saturday to become bowl-eligible.

In the early betting Fresno State, which got upset by San Jose State at home last year, was favored by nine points for Friday's game at BetOnline.

Supporters of the Bulldogs have seen them go 10-0 and 4-6 ATS so far this season, while the Spartans are at 5-6 and 5-6 ATS. In totals betting, the Spartans are 5-5-1, while the Bulldogs are 5-5.

View Fresno State Bulldogs vs San Jose State Spartans Odds and Stats.

The Spartans were listed as 10-point underdogs at sportsbooks such as Bovada on the college football lines.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 77-rated Spartans and the No. 14-ranked Bulldogs, according to the NCAAF Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 40-24 result in favor of the Bulldogs.

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In their last action, Fresno State was a 69-28 winner at home against New Mexico. They covered the 34-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (97) was profitable news for OVER bettors. David Fales led the way last time out for the Spartans, connecting for 440 passing yards, but failing to earn the victory in a 58-52 loss to the Spartans at Spartan Stadium.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Jose State's No. 62-ranked offense (29.73 PPG) against a Bulldogs defense that ranks No. 69 at 27 PPG. The Spartans passing attack has averaged 335.82 yards per game, more than the Bulldogs give up through the air (250.8 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Bulldogs feature the league's No. 19-rated road run defense, allowing 119 yards per game. San Jose State, meanwhile, ranks No. 107 in rushing offense at home.

A few Bulldogs at Spartans trends to consider:
Fresno State is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Fresno State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Fresno State's last 5 games
Fresno State is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
San Jose State is 17-8 ATS in its last 25 games
San Jose State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
San Jose State is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games
San Jose State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

 

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