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San Jose State Spartans visit Houston Cougars in NCAA Basketball wagering battle

San Jose State SpartansHouston Cougars
2-6December 07, 2013, 06:00 | Hofheinz Pavilion6-3

The Houston Cougars will hit the floor running against the visiting San Jose State Spartans Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Cougars are 6-3 so far on the season, and 3-2 ATS vs. the number. The Spartans, meanwhile, are 2-6 and 5-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Houston go 1-4 and the Spartans go 4-4 on the totals.

View San Jose State Spartans vs Houston Cougars Odds and Stats.

If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Spartans were listed as 9-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 141-ranked Cougars and the No. 186-rated Spartans in this matchup.

In their last action, San Jose State was a 72-55 loser on the road against Weber State. They failed to cover the 14-point spread as underdogs. San Jose State suffered a 72-55 loss against Weber State on Saturday, getting 17 points from Rashad Muhammad in a losing effort at Dee Events Center.

Houston lost its last outing, a 74-57 result against Texas A&M on December 4. They failed to cover in that game as a 9-point underdog. The Cougars endured a 74-57 loss at the hands of the Aggies on Wednesday, despite a 16-point effort from TaShawn Thomas at Reed Arena.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Spartans is ranked No. 105 in NCAA hoops at 37.63 per game. Contrast that with Houston’s No. 137 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Houston is the No. 183-ranked team in the country at 5.22 per game, while San Jose State rates No. 6 at 9.5 per game.

A few Spartans at Cougars trends to consider:
San Jose State is 7-14 ATS in its last 21 games
San Jose State is 2-20 SU in its last 22 games
San Jose State is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
San Jose State is 1-12 SU in its last 13 games on the road
Houston is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games
Houston is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games at home

Next up:
San Jose State home to UC Davis, Wednesday, December 18th
Houston at Alcorn State, Monday, December 9th