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Spartans open as college hoops underdog vs Vandals

San Jose State SpartansIdaho Vandals
Feb 2, 10:05 PM | Cowan Spectrum

San Jose State Spartans vs Idaho Vandals Odds


Idaho will look to improve on its 8-12 record on Saturday when they host San Jose State in NCAA basketball odds action at Cowan Spectrum.

Supporters of the Spartans have watched them go 9-12 and 7-10-1 ATS on the year, while the Vandals are at 8-12 and 9-9-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Vandals are 9-6-1, while the Spartans have a 5-12 mark.

View San Jose State vs Idaho Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Vandals installed as 10.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Vandals - Spartans odds would favor the Vandals if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Idaho is rated No. 109 in the current Odds Shark poll, while San Jose State is at No. 126. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 68-64 win for the Vandals.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Idaho's No. 146-ranked offense, averaging 68.8 PPG, against a Spartans defense that ranks No. 202 at 67.4 PPG. The Vandals field goal percentage has averaged 48.3% so far, more than the Spartans marksmen have achieved on the year, 39.1% per game.

Defensively, San Jose State features the nation's No. 112-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.7 points per game. Idaho, meanwhile, comes in at No. 197 nationally in scoring at home.

San Jose State lost its last outing, a 56-48 result against Seattle on January 31. They failed to cover in that game as a 7.5-point underdog. The Spartans endured a 56-48 loss at the hands of the Redhawks on Thursday, despite a 12-point effort from Chris Cunningham at KeyArena.

Idaho lost its last outing, a 77-67 result against Utah State on January 31. They failed to cover in that game as a 4.5-point favorite. Idaho suffered a 77-67 loss against Utah State on Thursday, getting 14 points from Stephen Madison in a losing effort at Cowan Spectrum.

San Jose State Spartans Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Utah State are 4-6
After playing Seattle are 2-2
After a loss are 4-6

Idaho Vandals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing New Mexico State are 4-6
After playing Utah State are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

Next up:
San Jose State home to Utah State, Friday, February 8
Idaho at New Mexico State, Thursday, February 7