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UC Riverside Highlanders vs San Jose State Spartans Betting Preview

San Jose State SpartansUC Riverside Highlanders
Dec 22, 10:00 PM | Student Center

San Jose State Spartans vs UC Riverside Highlanders Odds


The visiting Spartans hope to send their backers to the pay window on Thursday as they look to cover the spread at Student Center against the UC Riverside Highlanders.

Supporters of the Spartans have watched them go 4-7 and 3-6 ATS on the year, while the Highlanders are at 4-7 and 3-6 ATS. In totals betting, the Highlanders are 3-6, while the Spartans have a 4-4-1 mark.

View San Jose State vs UC Riverside Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Spartans listed as 4.5-point underdogs

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Highlanders - Spartans odds would favor the Highlanders if the lines were set according to our power ranks. UC Riverside is rated No. 182 in the current Odds Shark poll, while San Jose State is at No. 215. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 62-60 win for the Highlanders.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features UC Riverside's No. 326-ranked scoring average of 57.9 PPG, against a Spartans defense rated No. 268 and allowing 71.6 PPG. The Highlanders FG% has averaged 38.7% to date this season, more than the Spartans shooters have managed so far (38.1% per game).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, San Jose State owns the country's No. 331-rated mark, allowing 83.6 points per game on the highway. UC Riverside, on the other hand, rates No. 314 in scoring at home.

San Jose State was a 79-59 winner in their most recent outing at home against UC Davis. They covered the 8–point spread as favorites. The Spartans blew out UC Davis on Tuesday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 79-59 win at The Event Center.

Last time out for UC Riverside, they were an 80-55 loser as they battled San Diego State on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 14.5-point underdog. The Highlanders were hammered by San Diego State on Monday, losing by an 80-55 final at Viejas Arena in college basketball betting action.

San Jose State Spartans Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

UC Riverside Highlanders Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Texas-San Antonio are 0-1
After playing San Diego State are 2-1
After a loss are 4-6

A few Spartans at Highlanders trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Jose State's last 6 games on the road
San Jose State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
San Jose State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
UC Riverside is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games

Next up:
San Jose State home to Coppin State, Thursday, December 29
UC Riverside at Texas-San Antonio, Wednesday, December 28