San Jose State Spartans (6-2) vs. Arkansas Razorbacks (6-1)
December 3, 2022 4:00 pm EDT
The Line: Arkansas Razorbacks -18.5 / San Jose State Spartans +18.5; Over/Under: +138
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The San Jose State Spartans and the Arkansas Razorbacks meet in college basketball action from Bud Walton Arena on Saturday.
The San Jose State Spartans will be out to build on back-to-back wins after a 67-65 win over Ball State last time out. Omari Moore leads the Spartans in scoring with 13.4 PPG along with 6.4 RPG and a team-high 4.4 APG to also lead the Spartans in assists while Sage Tolbert III also has 10.3 PPG with a team-high 8 RPG to lead the Spartans in rebounding, capping off the pair of double-digit scorers for San Jose State so far this season. Alvaro Cardenas has 9.9 PPG with 3.5 APG and Trey Anderson has 9.6 PPG with 3.9 RPG. As a team, San Jose State is averaging 72.5 PPG on 48.8% shooting from the field, 35.6% from behind the three-point line and 65.3% from the foul line this season.
The Arkansas Razorbacks will hope to build on a 74-61 win over Troy in their last game. Ricky Council IV leads the Hogs in scoring with 20.1 PPG and 3 APG while Trevon Brazile has 11.9 PPG with a team-high 6.7 RPG to lead the Razorbacks on the glass. Anthony Black has 14.1 PPG and 3.4 APG to lead Arkansas in assists and to also make up the trio of double-digit scorers for Arkansas up to this point this season. As a team, Arkansas is averaging 77.1 PPG on 48% shooting from the field, 29.7% from three point range and 69.9% from the foul line this season.
San Jose State is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 8-1 ATS in their last 9 road games against a team with a winning home record while the over is 6-1 in their last 7 road games against a team with a winning home record. Arkansas is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games against a team with a road winning percentage above .600 and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games against a team with a winning road record while the under is 8-2 in their last 10 games overall.
I get the case to be made for either side in this game, as this is a lot of points to lay even with Arkansas, but the Hogs have just been so good at home and are the far better team talent-wise in this game. The Razorbacks have also done a good job taking care of business against the teams they’re supposed to handle and I just think this is another spot where the Hogs come out flying and put the boots to an overmatched Spartans team. Give me Arkansas.