San Jose State Spartans vs. Montana State Bobcats - 11/20/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Jose State Spartans (1-1) at Montana State Bobcats (1-2)
College Basketball: Friday, November 20, 2015 at 10:05 pm (Max Worthington Arena)
The Line: Montana State Bobcats -5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The San Jose State Spartans go on the road to oppose the Montana State Bobcats on Friday.
The San Jose State Spartans were crushed by Idaho in the season opener but rebounded nicely to edge Montana 64-61 who is expected to challenge in the Big Sky. The Spartans took a 12 point lead at the half and held off a Grizzlies rally with SJSU not doing themselves any favors with 17 turnovers. Both teams hit shots in the 37%-38% range with the Spartans hitting a few more threes. Frank Rogers led a balanced San Jose State attack with 16 points and 16 rebounds with Princeton Onwas scoring eleven points and snagging six boards. Gary Williams Jr. and Ryan Welage with ten points apiece with the latter hauling in ten rebounds.
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After scoring 90 points in a win versus Hawaii on opening day the Montana State Bobcats couldn’t find the basket in an 83-62 loss to Nevada. The Wolf Pack led by only four after 20 minutes before pulling away in the second half. At the final whistle Nevada simply shot the ball better at 50% while Montana State struggled to just under 30% which added up to a difference of 13 field goals. While the Wolf Pack had several scoring options the Bobcats were limited with Marcus Colbert scoring a game high 22 points but being the only guy to reach double figures. Danny Robison, Sarp Gobeloglu and Nahjee Matlock each scored seven points but the offense needed several players to crack DD.
San Jose State are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 Friday games and are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. Big Sky. The under is 7-3 in Montana State’s last 10 non-conference games and is 15-7 in their last 22 home games. Neither team is expected to do much so is the battle of which bad team is better?