San Jose State vs. Colorado State - 1/9/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado State Rams (9-6) at San Jose State Spartans (5-10)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 5:00 pm (The Event Center)
The Line: San Jose State Spartans +6.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Colorado State Rams and San Jose State Spartans play Saturday at the Event Center.
The Colorado State Rams look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Colorado State Rams are averaging 81.5 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 79.2 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Antwan Scott is averaging 14.6 points and four rebounds while John Gillon is averaging 12.1 points and 4.1 assists. Emmanuel Omogbo is the third double-digit scorer and Joe De Ciman is dishing 1.5 assists. The Colorado State Rams are shooting 38.7 percent from beyond the arc and 72.4 percent from the free throw line. Colorado State is allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 10.9 turnovers per game. The Colorado State Rams have split their last 10 road games.
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The San Jose State Spartans could use a victory here after losing seven of their last eight games. The San Jose State Spartans are averaging 67.6 points on 40.7 percent shooting and allowing 75.8 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Frank Rogers is averaging 13.6 points and 7.5 rebounds while Princeton Onwas is averaging 12.2 points and 2.9 assists. Ryan Welage is the third double-digit scorer and Gary Williams Jr. is dishing 1.8 assists. The San Jose State Spartans are shooting 30.7 percent from beyond the arc and 63.4 percent from the free throw line. San Jose State is allowing 38.6 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 11.9 turnovers per game. The San Jose State Spartans have lost 10 of their last 13 home games.
The Rams are 16-34-2 ATS in their last 52 games following a straight up win and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games. The Spartans are 15-39-2 ATS in their last 56 home games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 Saturday games. The underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
San Jose State has won just seven games since last season. Let that sink in for a minute. It's also not like the Spartans are covering numbers with any type of success. Colorado State has to be the pick if you're looking at this game.