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Cougars visit Spartans in Week 12 battle

BYU CougarsSan Jose State Spartans
Nov 17, 10:30 PM | Turf of Spartan Stadium

BYU Cougars vs San Jose State Spartans Odds


The Cougars will be looking to pick up a win and cover the spread when they take on the Spartans in San Jose State at Spartan Stadium on Saturday in Week 12 action.

They battle the Cougars, currently with a 6-4 mark (5-5 ATS). The over under records, important for totals bettors, are 6-3 for the Spartans and 3-5-1 for the Cougars.

View BYU vs San Jose State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Bettors looking to side with the Spartans in this one found them as 7-point underdogs at GTbets.eu. The over under number was slated to open a short time later.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Spartans rated this week at No. 19 and the Cougars sitting at No. 13. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 40-39 result in favor of the Spartans this week.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Jose State's No. 31-ranked offense (35.1 PPG) against a Cougars defense that ranks No. 7 at 14.2 PPG. The Spartans passing attack has averaged 325.8 yards per game, more than the Cougars give up through the air (172.2 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Cougars own the league's No. 37-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 138 yards per game when on the road. San Jose State, on the other hand, rates No. 92 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Last time out for BYU, they were a 52-13 winner as they battled Idaho at home. BYU failed to cover in the match as a 40-point favorite, while 65 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Idaho was unable to contain Jamaal Williams in its last action Saturday and the result was a 52-13 Week 11 loss against the Cougars.

Last time out for San Jose State, they were a 47-7 winner as they battled New Mexico State on the road. San Jose State covered in the match as a 20.5-point favorite, while 54 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. San Jose State won its last game, 47-7 over New Mexico State on Saturday, behind a 101-yard receiving performance from Chandler Jones at Aggie Memorial Stadium.

BYU Cougars Trends:
When playing in November are 9-1
When playing on turf are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing outside the conference are 7-3

San Jose State Spartans Trends:
When playing in November are 5-5
When playing on turf are 7-3
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing outside the conference are 6-4

A few Cougars at Spartans trends to consider:
BYU is 15-5 SU in its last 20 games
BYU is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
San Jose State is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Jose State's last 5 games
San Jose State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
BYU at New Mexico State, Saturday, November 24
San Jose State home to Louisiana Tech, Saturday, November 24