San Jose State Spartans vs. Denver Pioneers - 11/17/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Denver Pioneers (0-1) at San Jose State Spartans (1-1)
College Basketball: Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 10:00 pm (The Event Center)
The Line: San Jose State Spartans -2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Denver Pioneers will travel to play the San Jose State Spartans in a non-conference college basketball game on Thursday.
The San Jose State Spartans are 1-1 this season after losing to Portland State by a score of 79-66 in their last game. Brandon Clarke led San Jose State with 28 points, 10 rebounds, and 5 blocks, while Ryan Welage added 9 points and 4 rebounds. San Jose State shot 36.2% on field goals, while shooting 37.5% on three-pointers. San Jose State out rebounded their opponent by a total of 39-38 and added 19 assists in their victory. San Jose State forced 16 turnovers on defense, but also committed 16 turnovers on offense.
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The Denver Pioneers are 0-1 this season after losing to Jacksonville by a score of 92-84 in their last game. Denver played poorly on defense in this game by giving up at least 44 points in each half. Joe Rosga led Denver with 30 points, 2 rebounds, and 3 assists, while Daniel Amigo added 14 points, 10 rebounds, and 5 assists. Denver shot 47.4% on field goals, while shooting 48% on three-pointers in their win. Denver out rebounded their opponent by a total of 33-32, while adding 14 assists in their loss. Denver committed 18 turnovers on offense, while only forcing 15 turnovers on defense.
Denver is 6-0 ATS in their last 6 road games and 4-16-1 ATS in their last 21 Thursday games. The under is 4-0 in Denver’s last 4 Thursday games. San Jose State is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The under is 6-1-1 in San Jose State’s last 8 home games.
Denver must get better on the defensive side of the ball in order to compete in this game, while San Jose State has to shoot the ball better than they did in the last game. San Jose State has the advantage of being at home and should play better than they did in their last game. I like San Jose State here going up against a poor defensive team.