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San Jose State vs Arkansas Pick & Preview: Saturday, December 3rd Betting Odds

Spartans vs Razorbacks Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: San Jose State Spartans at Arkansas Razorbacks
  • Where: Fayetteville at Bud Walton Arena
  • Date: Saturday, December 3rd
  • Betting Odds: San Jose State +19, SJST +1590 | ARK -7848 O/U 135.5

Spartans Preview:

Through 8 games, the San Jose State Spartans have an overall record of 6-2. On the road, the Spartans will be playing their 2nd game of the season, having gone 2-0. So far, the Spartans have been the underdog 3 times, going 1-2 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +19 underdogs on the spread.

San Jose State’s leading scorer this season is Omari Moore who is averaging 13.38 points per contest. So far, Moore has accounted for 18.45% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 6.12 rebounds per game and 4.38 assists. Sage Tolbert is the second leading scorer for the Spartans, averaging 10.25 points per game. Between him and Tolbert, they are accounting for 32.6% of the team’s scoring.

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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 that 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.

Razorbacks Preview:

Heading into today’s matchup vs San Jose State, the Arkansas Razorbacks will be taking the floor for the 8th time this season and have an overall record of 6-1. Currently, the Razorbacks have been the home team 6 times, sitting with a record of 5-1. The Razorbacks’ are sitting with a betting line that is -19 points in their favor. For the season, Arkansas has been favored to win in 5 games, sitting with a mark of 5-0.

Arkansas’ leading scorer this season is Ricky Council IV who is averaging 20.14 points per contest. So far, IV has accounted for 26.11% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.0 rebounds per game and 3.0 assists. Anthony Black is the second leading scorer for the Razorbacks, averaging 14.14 points per game. Between him and Black, they are accounting for 44.4% of the team’s scoring.

Arkansas comes into today’s matchup vs San Jose State, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 76.9 points per game. Through 7 games, they have hit 44.0% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Razorbacks’ have prefered to slow the game down, ranking 306th in possessions per game.

Free Spread Prediction: San Jose State Spartans +19

Our analysis for this game between Arkansas Razorbacks and the San Jose State Spartans points to San Jose State covering the spread as +19 point underdogs. We the line for this matchup being set too high, leaving an opportunity for San Jose State to cover. Even if they are trailing throughout the game, the Spartans are an excellent candidate to keep the final score closer than oddsmakers are expecting. In these situations, the better team’s pace of play can play a large role in them being able to cover such a large spread. However, given that both sides are near the NCAA average in possessions per game, San Jose State won’t be forced to play an unfamiliar style of basketball. Heading into the game, our model recommends locking in a bet on the San Jose State Spartans at +19.

 


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