San Jose State vs. Tulsa - 9/7/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tulsa Golden Hurricane at San Jose State Spartans
Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 8:00 PM (CEFCU Stadium - Home of the Spartans)
The Line: San Jose State +6 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane and San Jose State Spartans meet Saturday in college football action at CEFCU Stadium.
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane look for their first win of the season after losing their opener to Michigan State. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane haven’t won a road game since November of 2016. Zach Smith is completing 59.3 percent of his passes for 153 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Smith has nine touchdown passes on his last 228 pass attempts. Keylon Stokes and Sam Crawford Jr. have combined for 103 receiving yards and one touchdown while Keenen Johnson has one reception. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane ground game is averaging -73 yards per contest, and Shamari Brooks leads the way with zero yards on six carries. Defensively, Tulsa is allowing 28 points and 303 yards per game. Brandon Johnson leads the Tulsa Golden Hurricane with nine tackles, Trevis Gipson has one sack and Allie Green IV has one pass deflection.
The San Jose State Spartans look for a quick 2-0 start to the season after beating Northern Colorado in their season opener. The San Jose State Spartans have lost four of their last six home games. Josh Love is completing 67.7 percent of his passes for 224 yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions. Love has two or more touchdown passes in four of his last seven games. Isaiah Hamilton and JaQuan Blackwell have combined for 122 receiving yards on eight catches while Jermaine Braddock has two receptions. The San Jose State Spartans ground game is averaging 158 yards per contest, and Nick Nash leads the way with 67 yards and on five carries. Defensively, San Jose State is allowing 18 points and 287 yards per game. Ethan Aguayo leads the San Jose State Spartans with 20 tackles, Jesse Osuna has one sack and Bobby Brown, II has one interception.
The Golden Hurricane are 12-3 ATS vs. a team with a winning record, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. MWC and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games in September. The Spartans are 5-15 ATS in their last 20 games in September, 1-7 ATS in their last 8 non-conference games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Golden Hurricane are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings and the home team is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings. The under is 4-1 in Spartans last 5 games overall. The under is 9-3 in Golden Hurricane last 12 games overall.
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane have split their last 14 games ATS as a road favorite. The San Jose State Spartans are 6-3-1 ATS in their last 10 home games as an underdog, and they've won two of those games outright. San Jose State has been fade material for much of the last three years or so, and Tulsa actually held its own last week on the road against a good Michigan State squad. If Smith could be more effective through the air, the Golden Hurricane have a chance to have a productive season. Either way, I've made a lot of money blindly fading San Jose State over the years, and beating Northern Colorado in the opener doesn't move the needle for me. I'll lay the touchdown with the road team.