Utah State vs. San Jose State 2/27/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Jose State Spartans (8-19) at Utah State Aggies (13-13)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Dee Glen Smith Spectrum)
The Line: Utah State Aggies -10 -- Over/Under: 142 See the Latest Odds
The Utah State Aggies and the San Jose State Spartans face off on Saturday in Mountain West Conference college basketball action.
The Utah State Aggies are 13-13 this season and they have lost their last two games. Utah State is averaging 71.4 points per game and they are shooting 44.2 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 72.4 points and their opponents are shooting 45 percent. Jalen Moore leads the Aggies averaging 14.7 points and 5.8 rebounds per game. Chris Smith is averaging 14.6 points and 5.4 rebounds, Shane Rector is averaging 9.0 points, and Lew Evans is averaging 8.6 points and 5.7 rebounds. Utah State is 9-5 at home and 5-10 in the MWC.
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The San Jose State Spartans are 8-19 this season and they have lost their last four games. SJSU is averaging 66.7 points and they are shooting 40.8 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 73.5 points and their opponents are shooting 42.8 percent. Frank Rogers leads the Spartans averaging 12.2 points and 7.0 rebounds. Ryan Welage is averaging 11 points and 5.6 rebounds, Princeton Onwas is averaging 10.5 points, and Brandon Clarke is averaging 8.4 points and 5.5 rebounds. San Jose State is 1-11 on the road and 3-12 in the MWC.
Utah State is 22-4 against the spread in their last 26 games against a team with a winning percentage below .400, 35-15-1 against the spread against a team with a losing record, and 38-18-3 against the spread at home against a team with a losing road record. San Jose State is 12-3-1 against the spread in their last 13 road games, 5-1 against the spread following a double digit road loss, and 2-5 against the spread following a loss. The favorite has covered the point spread in the last six meetings of these two teams.
This is a big number and while I don’t like this game very much I will lay the points in what is a lean at best.