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Spartans vs Vandals College Hoops Game Preview

San Jose State SpartansIdaho Vandals
Jan 26, 10:05 PM | Cowan Spectrum

San Jose State Spartans vs Idaho Vandals Odds


Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for San Jose State when they take on the Vandals on Thursday in college hoops betting action.

The Vandals sport records of 10-9 and 9-6 ATS heading into this battle, while the Spartans have 7-13 and 5-10 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 7-8 for the Vandals and 8-6-1 for the Spartans.

View San Jose State vs Idaho Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Idaho in this one will find them as 10-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Vandals, most recently No. 157 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Spartans, who rate No. 243 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 73-66 victory for the Vandals.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Spartans rank No. 196 in NCAA Division 1 with 34.5 per game. That compares with Idaho’s No. 160 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Idaho is college basketball's No. 131-ranked team at 6.6 per game, while the Spartans rate No. 29 with 8.3 per game.

Defensively, San Jose State features the nation's No. 324-rated defense on the road, allowing 80.3 points per game. Idaho, meanwhile, comes in at No. 249 nationally in scoring at home.

San Jose State was a 78-70 winner in their most recent outing at home against CS Bakersfield. D.J. Brown went off for 33 points and added 2 rebounds for good measure, leading San Jose State to a 78-70 win over CS Bakersfield on Monday at The Event Center.

In their last action, Idaho was a 57-54 winner at home against Utah State. They covered the 2.5-point spread as favorites. Idaho got 16 points from Djim Bandoumel en route to a 57-54 victory over Utah State on Saturday at Cowan Spectrum.

San Jose State Spartans Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Utah State are 5-5
After playing CS Bakersfield are 3-2
After a win are 3-7

Idaho Vandals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing Hawaii are 4-6
After playing Utah State are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

A few Spartans at Vandals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Jose State's last 5 games when playing on the road against Idaho
San Jose State is 1-11 SU in its last 12 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Idaho's last 5 games when playing San Jose State
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Idaho's last 5 games when playing at home against San Jose State
Idaho is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games at home
Idaho is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing San Jose State

Next up:
San Jose State at Utah State, Saturday, January 28
Idaho home to Hawaii, Saturday, January 28