San Jose State Spartans (7-3) vs. Santa Clara Broncos (8-2)
December 10, 2022 5:00 pm EDT
The Line: Santa Clara Broncos -9.5 / San Jose State Spartans +9.5; Over/Under: +140.5
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The San Jose State Spartans and the Santa Clara Broncos meet in college basketball action from the Leavey Center on Saturday afternoon.
The San Jose State Spartans will look to add to their 58-48 win over Cal State-Bakersfield last time out. Omari Moore leads the Spartans in scoring with 13.5 PPG along with 5.5 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 8.4 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 9.8 PPG with 3.3 APG and Trey Anderson has 8.7 PPG with 3.6 RPG. As a team, San Jose State is averaging 69.6 PPG on 46.8% shooting from the field, 33.5% from behind the three-point line and 66.2% from the foul line this season.
The Santa Clara Broncos will try to build on a 5th straight win after a 66-65 win over New Mexico State last time out. Brandin Podziemski leads the Broncos in scoring and rebounding with 20.1 PPG and 9.3 RPG while Carlos Stewart has 12 PPG with 2.7 RPG and 2.8 APG and Keshawn Justice has 10.7 PPG with 3.8 RPG to cap off the group of double-digit scorers for Santa Clara so far this season. Parker Braun also has 7.6 PPG with 6.5 RPG and a team-high 2.9 APG to lead the Broncos in assists. As a team, Santa Clara is averaging 73.2 PPG on 42.3% shooting from the field, 32.2% from three and 72% from the foul line this season.
San Jose State is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games following an ATS win and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games following a straight up win while the over is 7-1 in their last 8 games against a team with a winning home record. Santa Clara is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 home games against a team with a winning road record while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 games following an ATS loss.
I get the case to be made for Santa Clara at home, as this is still a solid Broncos team. However, this San Jose State team is not a team you want to sleep on, as they’re well coached and have been giving themselves a shot in games this season. Not sure they win the game outright here, but the Spartans have the talent to keep this one close. Give me San Jose State and the points here.