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NCAA Basketball betting line favors Pilots over Spartans

San Jose State SpartansPortland Pilots
2-4November 27, 2013, 10:00 | Earle A. Chiles Center3-3

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Earle A. Chiles Center Wednesday as host Portland looks to handle the San Jose State Spartans in NCAA hoops action.

The Pilots sport a record of 3-3 and 5-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Spartans have 2-4 and 5-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 3-3 for the Pilots and 3-3 for the Spartans.

View San Jose State Spartans vs Portland Pilots Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting San Jose State before tip-off in this one found them as 11.5-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 223-rated San Jose State taking on the No. 235-rated Pilots in this contest.

San Jose State won its last outing, an 81-59 result against CS Fullerton on November 23. They covered in that game as a 3-point underdog. San Jose State cruised to victory on Saturday, running CS Fullerton out of the gym and running up an 81-59 score at The Event Center.

Last time out for Portland, they were a 77-72 loser as they battled North Texas at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 12.5-point favorite. The Pilots got a 21-point effort from Thomas van der Mars, who added 11 rebounds, but North Texas still managed to defeat Portland 77-72 Saturday at Earle A. Chiles Center.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Spartans is ranked No. 133 in NCAA hoops at 37.5 per game. Contrast that with Portland’s No. 98 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Portland is the No. 197-ranked team in the country at 5 per game, while San Jose State rates No. 8 at 10 per game.

Next up:
San Jose State at Weber State, Saturday, November 30th
Portland at Southern Utah, Sunday, December 1st