Planning on watching today’s Spartans and Broncos game? Catch the action at ExtraMile Arena in Boise, ID, as the Broncos hosts this showdown at 10:30 ET on FS1. The odds for this Mountain West conference game currently have Boise State as the -15.5 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 141.5 points.

SAN JOSE STATE SPARTANS VS BOISE STATE BRONCOS BETTING PICK

The Pick: San Jose State Spartans +15.5

This game will be played at ExtraMile Arena at 10:30 ET on Tuesday, February 20th.

WHY BET THE SAN JOSE STATE SPARTANS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-70 in favor of the Broncos.
  • Even though we have Boise State winning straight-up, we like San Jose State at +15.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 141.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Does San Jose State Have What it Takes to Win as Road Underdogs?

San Jose State has been a much better team at home this season, as they have gone just 2-9 on the road compared to 5-8 at home. The Spartans’ average scoring margin on the road is -8.0, and they are currently on a four-game losing streak away from home.

Overall, San Jose State is just 9-17 this season, and they have gone 2-11 in Mountain West play. As an underdog, the Spartans are 3-12, and they are coming off an 80-75 loss to Wyoming.

As the underdog this season, San Jose State has an ATS record of 6-9 and their overall ATS mark is 9-15. On the road, the Spartans are 4-7 vs. the spread this year and their last 3 road ATS record is 0-3. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, San Jose State is just 3-7 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 141.5 is higher than the average over/under line in San Jose State’s games this year (139.4). So far, 14 of their games have had lower over/under lines than today’s OU line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total is 135 points.

In their latest game, San Jose State offense put up 75 points against Wyoming. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 48.2% and made 8 threes. For the season, the San Jose State offense has struggled to get to the free-throw line, ranking just 355th in terms of free-throw attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 45%.

The Spartans’ defense is presently ranked 235th nationally, allowing an average of 74.4 points per contest. Against Wyoming in their most recent game, the San Jose State defense gave up a total of 80 points while allowing Wyoming to hit 48% of their shots.

Can Boise State Deliver Being Favored at Home?

Boise State will look to continue their strong play at home, where they have gone 11-3 this season. They are coming off a 90-66 win over Fresno State, and they have gone 8-2 in their last ten games at home.

On the season, Boise State is 17-8, including an 8-4 mark in Mountain West play. They are 11-3 when favored this season, and they come in as 15.5-point favorites against San Jose State.

Boise State has been up and down against the spread this season, posting an even 12-12 record. However, the Broncos have been slightly better vs. the spread at home, going 8-6. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, Boise State is 6-4 vs. the spread.

Boise State’s over/under record this season sits at 13-11 and today’s over/under line of 141.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (138.8). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 144 points and their OU record over their last 10 games is 5-5.

The Boise State offense is coming off a game in which they scored 90 points vs. Fresno State. Overall their field goal percentage was 58.8% while connecting on 10 threes. The top scorer for the Broncos was Tyson Degenhart with 24 points, while O’Mar Stanley also chipped in with 17 points.

At present, the Broncos’ defense is nationally ranked 65th, allowing 67.3 points per game. In today’s game vs. San Jose State, the Boise State defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Boise State made 20 free-throws vs. the Broncos.