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San Jose State Spartans Visit Portland Pilots in NCAA Basketball Betting Battle

The Portland Pilots will try to pay off for their supporters and betting fans on Saturday when they play host to the San Jose State Spartans at Chiles Center in NCAA basketball odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

College basketball betting odds makers at BetOnline opened the Portland Pilots as -3.5-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over/under total line at sportsbooks such as Bovada.

San Jose State Spartans vs Portland Pilots Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The San Jose State Spartans will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Saturday; they are 4-3 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Portland Pilots are 2-4 ATS. San Jose State Spartans are 2-5 on betting the total; Portland Pilots are 4-2.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 329 (Portland) and the No. 261 (San Jose State) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Portland's No. 118-ranked scoring average of 78 PPG, against a San Jose State Spartans defense rated No. 135 and allowing 70.83 PPG. The Portland Pilots FG% has averaged 45.25% to date this season, more than the San Jose State Spartans shooters have managed so far (44.57% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Spartans endured a 58-56 loss at the hands of the Pioneers on Tuesday, despite a 12-point effort from Ryan Welage at Magness Arena.

Philipp Hartwich scored 15 points in a futile effort to lead the Pilots to a win (they lost 76-66 to Cal State-Fullerton at Chiles Center on Wednesday).

Betting Trends
  • San Jose State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • San Jose State is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Jose State's last 6 games
  • San Jose State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Portland is 4-21 SU in its last 25 games
  • Portland is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games at home
  • Portland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing San Jose State

Next Betting Matchups

San Jose State home to South Dakota, Sunday, December 17th
Portland at Seattle, Saturday, December 16th