Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Wildcats versus the Spartans? Tip off is at at 3:15 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Sports and Fitness Center in Saint Thomas, Virgin Islands. The odds for this non-conference game currently have the Spartans as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 134.5 points.
ABILENE CHRISTIAN WILDCATS VS SAN JOSE STATE SPARTANS BETTING PICK
The Pick: San Jose State Spartans -3.5
This game will be played at Sports and Fitness Center at 3:15 ET on Friday, November 17th.
WHY BET THE SAN JOSE STATE SPARTANS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-67 in favor of the Spartans.
- Not only will San Jose State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -3.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 134.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.
Do the Wildcats Have What it Takes in Saint Thomas?
As Abilene Christian gets ready for their 4th game of the season, their overall record is 1-2. In their last ten road games, Abilene Christian has a 3-7 record on the road, which goes back to last year. Abilene Christian has a current ATS record of 1-2 heading into today’s game. On the road this season, Abilene Christian is 1-1 ATS, and in their last ten road games, they are 3-7 ATS.
Abilene Christian’s games have, on average, featured 141.3 points per game leading to an over/under record of 1-1-1. Their average over/under line is currently 143.5 points so far. The Wildcats’ last five games have finished with a combined 63 points per game and an over/under record of 1-3-1.
Coming off their recent game, the Abilene Christian offense tallied 74 points in a matchup against Prairie View A&M. Their field goal percentage for the game was 38.3%, and they made 5 threes. Coming into the game, the Wildcats offense has strugled with their outside shot this season, hitting threes at a rate of just 27%. On average, they get up 18 three-point attempts per game and are averaging 16.3 made free-throws.
In terms of defense, Abilene Christian is currently on par with the NCAA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 74.0 points per game. Abilene Christian will look once again to perform well on defense, holding Prairie View A&M to just 38% shooting in their most recent game.
Will the Spartans Defense Show Up at Home?
So far this season, San Jose State has played two games, with a 1-1 record. In their lone road game, the Spartans lost, while they won their only home game. As San Jose State enters today’s game, their ATS record stands at 1-1. Taking into account the team’s previous three games, including last season, they have a 1-1 ATS record and an average scoring differential of +17.
Through two games, San Jose State has an over/under record of 1-1-0 with their games averaging a combined 117 points per game so far. In their most recent three games, the Spartans’ over/under record is 1-1, with their games averaging 82 points per game.
Against Texas Tech, the San Jose State had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 77 points per game. They scored 42 points and posted a field goal percentage of 34% in the game. Leading the team in scoring was Alvaro Cardenas Torre with 14 points. Trey Anderson also added 9 points for the Spartans.
Currently, the Spartans’ defense holds the 42nd rank in the nation, allowing 64.0 points per game. San Jose State will look once again to perform well on defense, holding Texas Tech to just 39% shooting in their most recent game.