San Jose State vs. San Diego - 11/12/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Diego Toreros (0-0) at San Jose State Spartans (1-0)
College Basketball: Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 5:00 pm (The Event Center)
The Line: San Jose State Spartans -2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Mountain West Network
The San Diego Toreros and San Jose State Spartans meet Sunday in college basketball action at the Event Center.
The San Diego Toreros hope a third season under coach Lamont Smith will be the charm, as they’ve won a combined 22 games the last two seasons. Last year, San Diego shot just 40.7 percent from the field and averaged 65 points per game. To make matters worse, San Diego enters this season without its top-two players from last year, but the Toreros do return double-digit scorer Cameron Neubauer, who also averaged 5.4 rebounds and 2.4 assists. Juwan Gray was solid as a freshman and shot 40.9 percent from three in a limited role, while Tyler Williams returns at guard after averaging nearly 34 minutes per game. The San Diego Toreros need to find depth and this is a very young basketball team overall, but there’s potential for growth, which is exciting given the way the last two seasons played out. The San Diego Toreros have split their last 10 road games.
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The San Jose State Spartans look for a quick 2-0 start to the season after beating Antelope Valley on Friday. The San Jose State Spartans are averaging 97 points on 52.3 percent shooting and allowing 45 points on 24.6 percent shooting. Ryan Welage is averaging 30 points and four rebounds while Jalen James is averaging 15 points and four assists. Noah Baumann is the third double-digit scorer and Oumar Barry is grabbing seven rebounds. The San Jose State Spartans are shooting 50 percent from beyond the arc and 74.1 percent from the free throw line. The San Jose State Spartans are allowing 14.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 53 rebounds per game. The San Jose State Spartans have split their last 10 home games.
Will update with trends when / if they’re released.
The San Jose State Spartans looked sharp in their season opener with an offense that couldn't miss. I also like teams that have a game under their belt over teams making their season debut, as they're already in the swing of things, have less rust and are kind of ready to go. San Diego has a new roster, has to figure out a new rotation and is playing on the road against a Spartans squad that has to have a bit of confidence right now. I'll lay the bucket in this spot.