Check out our free Utah State 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.
Utah State vs San Jose State Pick & Preview: Saturday, February 11th Betting Odds
Aggies vs Spartans Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Utah State Aggies at San Jose State Spartans
- Where: San Jose at Provident Credit Union Event Center
- Date: Saturday, February 11th
- Betting Odds: Utah State -5.5, UTAHST -243 | SJST +194 O/U 139.5
Utah State heads into this matchup having played 25 games and have an overall record sitting at 19-6. So far, the Aggies have played 10 games on the road, with a record of 7-3. This season, Utah State has been favored to win in 21 games, sitting with a mark of 18-3. For today’s contest, Utah State has a betting line set -5.5 points in their favor.
Utah State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Steven Ashworth who is averaging 15.96 points per game for the Aggies. Ashworth 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 Aggies’ offensive game plan is the play of Taylor Funk who has hit 45.2% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 14.12 points per game.
On offense, Utah State is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 73.5 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 25 games, they have only hit 34.3% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 40.13% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.
The San Jose State Spartans head into today’s game in what will be their 25th game of the season, posting a record of 14-10. So far this season, San Jose State has played 13 games at home, sitting with a record of 10-3. For the season, San Jose State has been the underdog in 14 games, sitting with a mark of 4-10. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Spartans being +5.5 point underdogs.
San Jose State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Omari Moore who is averaging 16.67 points per game for the Spartans. Moore 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 Spartans’ offensive game plan is the play of Alvaro Cardenas Torre who has hit 36.4% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 10.25 points per game.
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: Utah State Aggies -5.5
Heading into this matchup, with the Utah State Aggies sitting as -5.5 point favorites, we like them to pick up the win and cover the spread. Both team’s will be coming into the game looking to get up shots from outside, as Utah State and San Jose State are averaging 7.76 and 8.81 made 3’s per game, respectively. One trend that we feel strongly about is the fact that Utah State has historically performed well against the spread on the road, going 6-4 ATS (last 10). Before tonight’s matchup, we recommend getting a wager down on the Aggies to cover at -5.5.