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College Basketball Matchup - San Jose State Spartans Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Odds Preview

Louisiana Tech BulldogsSan Jose State Spartans
Jan 21, 9:00 PM | The Event Center

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs San Jose State Spartans Odds


A key college battle sees the visiting Bulldogs travelling to San Jose State Saturday to take on the Spartans on Saturday.

The Spartans currently sports a 6-12 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 5-9 ATS. The Bulldogs are 9-10 and 6-6-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Spartans produce a 8-5-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Bulldogs have gone 8-5 against the number.

View Louisiana Tech vs San Jose State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 3.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 215-rated Spartans and the No. 163-ranked Bulldogs, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 69-65 result in favor of the Bulldogs.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and San Jose State has the nation's No. 176-rated offensive output, at 68.2 PPG. The visiting Bulldogs defense ranks No. 242 allowing on average 69.8 PPG. The Spartans FG% has averaged 38.4% so far, less than the Bulldogs marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.6% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Louisiana Tech owns the country's No. 204-rated mark, allowing 72 points per game on the highway. San Jose State, on the other hand, rates No. 193 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Louisiana Tech was a 74-70 winner on the road against Hawaii. They covered the 9.5-point spread as underdogs. The Bulldogs got a terrific 28-point effort from Raheem Appleby as Louisiana Tech defeated Hawaii 74-70 on Thursday at Stan Sheriff Center.

Last time out for San Jose State, they were a 79-63 loser as they battled New Mexico State at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 7.5-point underdog. San Jose State got 19 points from Keith Shamburger but lost anyway, 79-63, to New Mexico State on Thursday at The Event Center.

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Fresno State are 6-4
After playing Hawaii are 2-8
After a win are 3-7

San Jose State Spartans Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing CS Bakersfield are 2-3
After playing New Mexico State are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

A few Bulldogs at Spartans trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Louisiana Tech's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Louisiana Tech's last 6 games when playing on the road against San Jose State
Louisiana Tech is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against San Jose State
Louisiana Tech is 2-17 SU in its last 19 games on the road
San Jose State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Louisiana Tech
San Jose State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Louisiana Tech
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Jose State's last 7 games when playing Louisiana Tech
San Jose State is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games at home

Next up:
Louisiana Tech home to Fresno State, Thursday, January 26
San Jose State home to CS Bakersfield, Monday, January 23