San Jose State Spartans vs. Utah State Aggies - 12/30/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Utah State Aggies (8-3) at San Jose State Spartans (5-7)
College Basketball: Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at 10:00 pm (The Event Center)
The Line: San Jose State Spartans +7.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Utah State Aggies will travel to play the San Jose State Spartans in a Mountain West conference game.
The San Jose State Spartans are 5-7 and are coming off of a win against Life Pacific by a score of 128-66. San Jose State was clearly the better team here and this was an easy win for them. Cody Schwartz had 20 points and 2 rebounds for San Jose State. Ryan Welage added 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Spartans. San Jose State out rebounded their opponent by a total of 50-30 and had 28 assists in their victory. San Jose State is averaging 71.2 points per game while giving up 77.5 points per game. San Jose State is also averaging 35.5 rebounds per game and 15.8 assists per game. Frank Rogers is averaging 14.1 points per game and 7.9 rebounds per game, while Princeton Onwas is averaging 11.2 points per game and 4.1 rebounds per game for San Jose State. San Jose State 62.7% on free throws, 29.5% on three-pointers, and 43% on all field goal attempts.
USA TODAY Sports
The Utah State Aggies are 8-3 and are coming off of a win against North Dakota State by a score of 76-62. Utah State led by 9 points at halftime and was able to maintain their lead in the second half. Jalen Moore had 18 points and 9 rebounds for Utah State. Chris Smith added 15 points and 8 rebounds for the Aggies. Utah State out rebounded their opponent by a total of 38-26 and had 15 assists in their victory. Utah State is averaging 72.8 points per game while giving up 67 points per game. Utah State is also averaging 37.9 rebounds per game and 15.4 assists per game. Chris Smith is averaging 14.3 points per game and 6.3 rebounds per game, while Jalen Moore is averaging 14.2 points per game and 6 rebounds per game for Utah State. Utah State is shooting 68.8% on free throws, 35.3% on three-pointers, and 44.8% on all field goal attempts.
Utah State is 7-2 ATS in their last 9 conference games. Utah State is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games. The over is 14-4 in Utah State’s last 18 games. San Jose State is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games. San Jose State is 4-16-2 ATS in their last 22 Wednesday games. The over is 6-1 in San Jose State’s last 7 overall. Utah State is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 meetings with San Jose State.
Utah State is the better team in this matchup and I expect them to get the win. Utah State has the rebounding advantage and is the better shooting team. I am picking Utah State in this one.