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Wyoming Cowboys vs San Jose State Spartans Preview

San Jose State SpartansWyoming Cowboys
6-11January 18, 2014, 04:00 | Arena-Auditorium10-6

The Wyoming Cowboys will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the San Jose State Spartans at Arena-Auditorium in NCAA basketball action.

Wyoming will face the 6-11 Spartans, who own a 8-7 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Cowboys are 7-6 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Spartans are 6-9 favoring the OVER.

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The Cowboys were listed as -14-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 98-rated San Jose State taking on the No. 142-rated Cowboys in this contest.

In their last action, San Jose State was a 77-62 loser on the road against Air Force. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as underdogs. The Spartans endured a 77-62 loss at the hands of the Falcons on Wednesday, despite a 12-point effort from Rashad Muhammad at Clune Arena.

Last time out for Wyoming, they were a 52-50 winner as they battled Boise State on the road. They covered in the match as a 10-point underdog. The Cowboys grabbed a 52-50 win over the Broncos on Saturday, behind a 16-point effort from Larry Nance Jr. at Taco Bell Arena.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Wyoming has the nation's No. 222-rated offensive output, at 67.12 PPG. The visiting Spartans defense ranks No. 180 allowing on average 72 PPG. The Cowboys FG% has averaged 48.7% so far, more than the Spartans marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.15% per game.

A few Spartans at Cowboys trends to consider:
San Jose State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Jose State's last 5 games
San Jose State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
San Jose State is 2-14 SU in its last 16 games on the road
Wyoming is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next up:
San Jose State home to San Diego State, Wednesday, January 22nd
Wyoming at Air Force, Wednesday, January 22nd