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San Jose State Spartans vs Houston Cougars Betting Matchup Report

Houston CougarsSan Jose State Spartans
Nov 13, 10:00 PM | The Event Center

Houston Cougars vs San Jose State Spartans Odds


College basketball wagering interest will be high on Tuesday when the Cougars of Houston hit the hard court against the Spartans of San Jose State.

The Spartans currently sports a 0-1 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 0-0 ATS. The Cougars are 1-0 and 0-0 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Spartans produce a 0-0 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Cougars have gone 0-0 against the number.

View Houston vs San Jose State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Spartans were listed as 1-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Spartans at No. 281 and the Cougars at No. 205 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 79-70 result in favor of the Cougars.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Jose State's No. 172 nationally ranked offense (68 points per game) against a Cougars defense that sits as the No. 277 at 76 PPG. The Spartans have been averaging 51.8% from the field, more than the Cougars have managed so far this season (42.6% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Houston owns the country's No. 1-rated mark, allowing 0 points per game on the highway. San Jose State, on the other hand, rates No. 201 in scoring at home.

Houston won its last outing, an 81-76 result against Florida A&M on November 9. The Cougars got a 20-point performance from Leon Gibson, who added 10 rebounds, as Houston ran past Florida A&M 81-76 on Friday at Hofheinz Pavilion.

San Jose State was a 72-68 loser in their most recent outing on the road against New Orleans. James Kinney scored 23 points in a futile effort to lead the Spartans to a win (they lost 72-68 to New Orleans at UNO Lakefront Arena on Friday).

Houston Cougars Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Grambling State are 3-0
After a win are 6-4

San Jose State Spartans Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Weber State are 2-0
After a loss are 3-7

Next up:
Houston home to Grambling State, Saturday, November 17
San Jose State home to Weber State, Thursday, November 15