Spartans visit Aztecs in Week 4 battle
San Jose State Spartans vs San Diego State Aztecs Odds
The San Diego State Aztecs host San Jose State on Saturday, looking to build on their 2-1 ATS mark against the 2-1 Spartans in NCAAF action at Qualcomm Stadium.
The Spartans will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 3-0 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Aztecs are 2-1 ATS. San Jose State is 1-1 against the total, while San Diego State is 0-2 versus the number.
Betting Line: Fans backing the Aztecs here saw them open as 3.5-point favorites in this college football clash. (Check back shortly for opening totals at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark as none was available at the time this preview was written.)
Power Rankings / Prediction: The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Aztecs at No. 106 and the Spartans at No. 28 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 44-39 result in favor of the Spartans.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits San Diego State's No. 43-ranked offense, averaging 34.3 PPG, against a Spartans defense that ranks No. 34 this week at 17.7 PPG. The Aztecs aerial game is averaging 194.7 yards per game, less than the Spartans secondary allows through the air, 205.3 YPG per game.
In comparing defenses, the Spartans own the league's No. 45-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 155 yards per game when on the road. San Diego State, on the other hand, rates No. 24 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
San Jose State was a 40-20 winner in its last match at home against Colorado State. They covered the 11.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 60 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. David Fales led his team to victory last time out, throwing for 370 yards Saturday as the Spartans downed the Rams 40-20 at Spartan Stadium.
San Diego State was a 49-41 winner in their most recent outing at home against North Dakota. There was no line on the game due to the fact a non-board team was involved. Last time we saw the Fighting Sioux, they had no answer for Adam Muema as the Aztecs rolled to a 49-41 victory at Qualcomm Stadium.
San Jose State Spartans Trends:
When playing in September are 4-6
When playing on grass are 1-9
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing outside the conference are 4-6
San Diego State Aztecs Trends:
When playing in September are 7-3
When playing on grass are 7-3
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing outside the conference are 7-3
A few Spartans at Aztecs trends to consider:
San Jose State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
San Jose State is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing San Diego State
San Jose State is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing San Diego State
San Jose State is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games
San Diego State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing San Jose State
San Diego State is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games at home
San Diego State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
San Diego State is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games at home
San Jose State at Navy, Saturday, September 29
San Diego State at Fresno State, Saturday, September 29