Boise State Broncos (7-1) at San Jose State Spartans (1-5)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 2, 2021 at 8:30 pm (Grand Canyon University Arena)
The Line: San Jose State Spartans +26.5 -- Over/Under: 152.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Boise State Broncos and the San Jose State Spartans meet in Mountain West conference college basketball action from Provident Credit Union Event Center on Saturday night.
The Boise State Broncos will look to add to their 7-1 record this year, posting a 106-54 rout of these same San Jose State Spartans in their last game. Derrick Alston Jr. leads the Broncos with 17.6 points per game while shooting 48.5% from the field and 44.7% from 3-point range while Marcus Shaver Jr. is 2nd in scoring with 13.6 PPG on 48.8% shooting from the field and 42.1% from 3-point range this season. RayJ Dennis is 3rd for Boise State in scoring with 13 points on 51.9% shooting while Abu Kigab has 12.1 PPG and 5.6 rebounds per game as Boise State’s 4th double-digit scorer this season. Max Armus leads the Broncos with 6.3 rebounds per game this season. As a team, Boise State is averaging 80.8 points per game on 47.2% shooting from the field, 34.4% from 3-point range and 71.8% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 57.5 points on 35.7% from the field and 23.6% from 3-point range this season.
The San Jose State Spartans will look to bounce back after falling to 1-5 with the loss to Boise State in their last game. Richard Washington leads San Jose State as the Spartans’ lone double-digit scorer this season, logging 19.8 points per game on 39.2% shooting from the field with 4.8 rebounds per game this season. Seneca Knight was averaging 9.3 points and 7.3 rebounds per game for San Jose State but he’s opted out of the season citing COVID concerns, leaving Omari Moore as the next leading scorer with 8.2 PPG with 6 RPG and Ralph Agee has 7.5 PPG with 4 RPG for the Spartans this season. As a team, San Jose State is averaging 64.5 points per game on 33.2% shooting from the field, 26.5% from 3-point range and 66.4% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 91.3 points on 46.5% shooting from the field and 31.3% from 3-point range this season.
Boise State is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 games against a team with a losing record. San Jose State is 0-8 ATS in their last 8 games overall and 1-11 ATS in their last 12 games against a team with a winning record while the over is 6-1 in their last 7 home games. The home team is 13-5 ATS in the last 18 meetings between these two teams.
This is a ton of points to lay on the road with anyone, but there’s just too much of a talent disparity in Boise State’s favor to get behind the Spartans with a boatload of points. It was going to be an uphill climb for the Spartans but with Seneca Knight opting out, it makes life that much more difficult for the Spartans. I’ll lay the points with Boise State by default here.