Utah State vs San Jose State College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/21/20

Utah State vs San Jose State College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/21/20 Photo by Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

San Jose State Spartans (1-2) at Utah State Aggies (3-3)

College Basketball: Monday, December 21, 2020 at 9:00 pm (Dee Glen Smith Spectrum)

The Line: Utah State Aggies -18.5 -- Over/Under: 148.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The San Jose State Spartans and the Utah State Aggies meet in Mountain West conference college basketball action from the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum on Monday night.

The San Jose State Spartans will look to rebound from back-to-back losses after a 75-71 loss to Cal Poly last time out. Richard Washington led the Spartans with 24 points on 9 of 21 shooting with 3 threes and 4 rebounds while Seneca Knight had 18 points with 7 boards and 3 steals and Ralph Agee had 13 points with a team-high 8 rebounds to cap off the trio of San Jose State players to score in double figures in the losing effort. Washington leads the Spartans in scoring with an average of 26.3 points per game while Knight leads the Spartans in rebounding and assists with 7 boards and 3 assists per game this season. As a team, San Jose State is averaging 73 points on 39.7% shooting from the field, 35.2% from 3-point range and 66.7% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 83.3 points on 45% shooting from the field and 26.3% from 3-point range this season.

The Utah State Aggies will try to build on back-to-back wins after a 63-50 win over Northern Colorado last time out. Marco Anthony led Utah State in scoring with 19 points on 7 of 20 shooting with a pair of threes while Justin Bean and Rollie Worster each had 12 points with 6 made field goals, with Bean adding 11 rebounds and a pair of steals for the double-double while Worster had 4 rebounds and a team-high 4 assists, finishing off the scoring in double digits for Utah State in the win. Neemias Queta added 6 points and 7 rebounds with 3 assists as well in the victory. Anthony leads Utah State in scoring with 14.8 points per game while Queta leads the Aggies in rebounding and assists with 8.5 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game this season. As a team, Utah State is averaging 71.2 points on 42.5% shooting from the field, 30.3% from 3-point range and 73.8% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 70 points on 43.7% shooting from the field and 38.9% from 3-point range this season.

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San Jose State is 6-20-1 ATS in their last 27 road games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall while the under is 4-1-1 in their last 6 games following a loss. Utah State is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall while the over is 7-2-1 in their last 10 games against a team with a losing record. The home team is 7-0 ATS in the last 7 meetings between these two teams.

This seems like a high total given the matchup on our hands. Sure, Utah State’s still talented after losing last year’s pieces like Sam Merrill, but this is still a Utah State team that tends to be defense first. San Jose State gives up points in bunches but a lot of times don’t have the offense to keep up with the position. I could see this ending up like an 81-60 type of game, coming in well under the number so I’ll take the under in this game.

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Chris’s Pick Under 148.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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