San Jose State at San Diego State - 10/21/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Jose State Spartans (2-5) at San Diego State Aztecs (5-1)
College Football: Friday, October 21, 2016 at 10:30 pm (Qualcomm Stadium)
The Line: San Diego State Aztecs -23.5 -- Over/Under: 48 See the Latest Odds
The San Jose State Spartans and San Diego State Aztecs meet Friday night in a college football matchup at Qualcomm Stadium on ESPN2.
The San Jose State Spartans look for their first road win and back-to-back wins for the first time this season. The San Jose State Spartans have three road wins since the 2014 season. Kenny Potter is completing 58.5 percent of his passes for 1,148 yards, nine touchdowns and six interceptions. Potter has four touchdown passes in his last three games. Tre Hartley and Justin Holmes have combined for 787 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Tim Crawley has 22 receptions. The San Jose State Spartans ground game is averaging 160.7 yards per contest, and Malik Roberson leads the way with 329 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, San Jose State is allowing 35.7 points and 444 yards per game. Maurice McKnight leads the San Jose State Spartans with 53 tackles, Isaiah Irving has three sacks and Andre Chachere has three interceptions.
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The San Diego State Aztecs look to remain undefeated at home and build on their MWC lead. The San Diego State Aztecs have lost just one home game since the 2014 season. Christian Chapman is completing 62.8 percent of his passes for 984 yards, eight touchdowns and two interceptions. Chapman has two touchdown passes in his last three games. Mikah Holder and Eric Judge have combined for 507 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Donnel Pumphrey has 18 receptions. The San Diego State Aztecs ground game is averaging 246 yards per contest, and Pumphrey leads the way with 1,111 yards and 11 touchdowns. Defensively, San Diego State is allowing 20 points and 297.2 yards per game. Calvin Munson leads the San Diego State Aztecs with 58 tackles, Alex Barrett has six sacks and Damontae Kazee has three interceptions.
The Spartans are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games in October and 2-10 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. The Aztecs are 23-9-2 ATS in their last 34 conference games and 8-1 ATS vs. a team with a losing record. The Spartans are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings in San Diego State and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 meetings overall.
San Jose State showed signs of improvement with a victory over Nevada last week, but the Spartans still aren't a good football team. San Jose State has had it rough on the road this season and has been outscored by San Diego State in the last two matchups by a combined scor of 68-14. The San Diego State Aztecs are the cream of the crop in the MWC and have been great at covering the number while piling up outright victories.
So, while the spread is a bit high, the San Diego State Aztecs should be able to get the job done at home.