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Utah State vs. San Jose State - 1/30/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
San Jose State at Utah State
Date & Time Wednesday January 30, 2019, 9:00 PM (EST)
Location
Smith Spectrum
Logan, Utah
The Line
Utah State Aggies -26.5 O/U: 139.5
TV Channel
STREAM
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Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

The San Jose State Spartans and the Utah State Aggies will meet up in college basketball activity on Wednesday.

San Jose State comes in here with a 3-16 mark overall on the year. The Spartans have lost their last 10 straight games, dropping to Boise State, Utah State, UNLV, Wyoming and Air Force in their last five appearances.

In the 2OT loss to the Falcons, San Jose State was led by Michael Steadman’s double-double on 24 points and 12 rebounds. Brae Ivey added 18 points for the Spartans there, and Ashtin Chastain pulled down a team-high 13 rebounds.

Over on the Utah State side, they’re 15-5 this season. The Aggies are currently sitting on a four-game win streak, beating Wyoming, San Jose State, Colorado State and New Mexico during that stretch.

In the victory over the Lobos, Utah State’s top scorer was Sam Merrill on 22 points, three assists and four rebounds. Brock Miller provided 16 points for the Aggies in that one, and Neemias Queta logged 12 rebounds with eight points.

The Spartans are 18-37-3 ATS in their last 58 Wednesday games and 2-5 ATS in their last seven versus the Mountain West. SJSU is 2-6 ATS in their last eight overall and 0-4 ATS in their last four road games.

Meanwhile, the Aggies are 1-4 ATS in their last five after an ATS loss and 1-4 ATS in their last five home games. Utah State is 1-7 ATS in their last eight overall and 1-7 ATS in their last eight versus the Mountain West.

The Spartans really battled in their last outing versus Air Force, and it’s unfortunate that they couldn’t come away with a home win. Although buoyed by the two OTs, it was SJSU’s best offensive tally since December 21 when they scored 80 in a loss versus Cal.

The Aggies bagged a dominant 81-63 victory the last time these two teams met, but that super-thick line still bugs me—especially since they’ve been pretty cold ATS in a lot of facets lately. I think Utah State will manage another big win here, but will call off the proverbial dogs early enough for the Spartans to get in there and cover.

Pick:
San Jose State Spartans +26.5

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