Check out our free Air Force vs San Jose State pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in San Jose. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.

Air Force vs San Jose State Pick & Preview: Tuesday, January 24th Betting Odds

Falcons vs Spartans Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Air Force Falcons at San Jose State Spartans
  • Where: San Jose at Provident Credit Union Event Center
  • Date: Tuesday, January 24th
  • Betting Odds: Air Force +3.5, AIRF +143 | SJST -178 O/U 127.0

Falcons Preview:

Heading into today’s matchup vs San Jose State, the Air Force Falcons will be taking the floor for the 21st time this season and have an overall record of 12-8. So far, the Falcons have played 6 games on the road, with a record of 3-3. For the season, Air Force has been the underdog in 11 games, sitting with a mark of 4-7. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Falcons being +3.5 point underdogs.

Air Force will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Jake Heidbreder who is averaging 14.65 points per game for the Falcons. Heidbreder is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Falcons’ offensive game plan is the play of Rytis Petraitis who has hit 50.8% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 9.5 points per game.

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Offensive production has been hard to come by for Air Force this season, as they are currently ranked 466th in college basketball at 59.0 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Falcons’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.3%, placing them 291st in the NCAA.

Spartans Preview:

Through 20 games, the San Jose State Spartans have an overall record of 12-8. So far this season, San Jose State has played 11 games at home, sitting with a record of 8-3. The Spartans’ are sitting with a betting line that is -3.5 points in their favor. For the season, San Jose State has been favored to win in 7 games, sitting with a mark of 7-0.

San Jose State’s leading scorer this season is Omari Moore, who is averaging 15.6 points per contest. So far, Moore has accounted for 23.01% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.75 rebounds per game and 4.95 assists. Alvaro Cardenas Torre is the second leading scorer for the Spartans, averaging 10.15 points per game. Between him and Torre, they are accounting for 38.0% of the team’s scoring.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for San Jose State this season, as they are currently ranked 399th in college basketball at 64.3 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Spartans’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 35.2%, placing them 169th in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: San Jose State Spartans -3.5

Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the San Jose State Spartans to pick up the win and cover the spread as -3.5 point betting favorites. Although San Jose State as a team is just 307th in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Falcons’ defense. In addition, the Spartans have made bettors money who have taken them to cover at home, as they are 8-2 (last 10). At -3.5 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Spartans to come out on top and cover.

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