San Jose State Spartans vs. Princeton Tigers - 11/30/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Princeton Tigers (1-5) at San Jose State Spartans (1-5)
College Basketball: Sunday, November 30, 2014 at 7:30 pm (Honda Center)
The Line: San Jose State Spartans +4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The San Jose Spartans collide with the Princeton Tigers in Sunday basketball action.
The Princeton Tigers are always expected to be a factor in the Ivy League but they have been struggling at both ends of the floor and need to turn things around. The Tigers are staring at a 1-5 start following a 75-65 defeat to San Diego where nothing went well in a decisive first half that saw the Toreros lead 40-28. The Tigers were adequate offensively 45% shooting with USD hitting at nearly 43% with eleven three pointers carrying the day. Spencer Wiesz led princeton with 18 points and nine rebounds with Amir Bell adding 17 points before fouling out in 32 minutes. Alec Brennan chipped in with nine points with nine players seeing the floor and scoring.
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The San Jose State Spartans have been in struggle mode virtually all season with trouble scoring the basketball and just as many problems stopping opponents from scoring. Both have been an issue during a five game slide that was capped off by a 79-60 loss to Western Michigan on Friday night. The Broncos found themselves down 15 after 20 minutes with not enough firepower to make a comeback. WMU sank shots at 55% with a 10-14 mark from the perimeter which was game over with the Spartans connecting at 41%. Frank Rogers was the lone source of scoring with 17 points and six rebounds on 7-10 from the floor but four others contributed between 7-8 points and there needed to be more explosiveness.
The over is 14-6 in Princeton's last 20 non-conference games. For San Jose State the Spartans are 4-13-1 ATS in their last 18 games overall while the under is 9-3 in SJSU last 12 Sun. games and is 34-16-2 in SJSU last 52 overall. Both teams struggle to score and defense isn't a strength either. What I am trying to figure out is which side is a little better then the other at each end of the floor and this looks to be difficult at best...