The San Jose State Spartans and the Boise State Broncos meet in college basketball action from the ExtraMile Arena on Tuesday night.
The San Jose State Spartans will be out to build off of a 78-70 win over Colorado State last time out. Omari Moore leads the Spartans in scoring with 15 PPG along with 4.7 RPG and a team-high 4.7 APG to also lead the Spartans in assists while Sage Tolbert III also has 10 PPG with a team-high 8.3 RPG to lead the Spartans in rebounding, capping off the pair of double-digit scorers for San Jose State so far this season. As a team, San Jose State is averaging 69.8 PPG on 45.8% shooting from the field, 35.3% from behind the three-point line and 66.9% from the foul line this season.
The Boise State Broncos will try to bounce back from a 74-72 loss to Nevada last time out. Marcus Shaver Jr. has 15.5 PPG, 6.9 RPG and 4 APG while Tyson Degenhart has 13 PPG with 5.3 RPG as well this season. Max Rice has 11.6 PPG while Chibuzo Agbo has 11.3 PPG to cap off the group of double-digit scorers for Boise State up to this point in the season. As a team, Boise State is averaging 70.7 PPG on 43.7% shooting from the field, 35% from three and 72.4% from the foul line this season.
San Jose State is 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games overall and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a win while the over is 8-1 in their last 9 road games against a team with a home winning percentage above .600. Boise State is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Tuesday games while the under is 9-1 in their last 10 home games.
I like the direction of this Boise State team and they’ve played well against lesser competition at home this season. However, while Boise is the better team here, San Jose State’s done a good job competing in a lot of their recent games and actually have multiple wins in the underdog role this season. I think this is a game where Boise State probably wins, but San Jose State covers, so give me the Spartans and the points here.