Planning on watching today’s Spartans and Rams game? Catch the action at Moby Arena in Fort Collins, CO, as the Rams hosts this showdown at 9:30 ET on FS1. The over/under for this game is set at 143 points, and Colorado State is favored by -16.5 vs. San Jose State in a Mountain West conference matchup.
SAN JOSE STATE SPARTANS VS COLORADO STATE RAMS BETTING PICK
The Pick: San Jose State Spartans +16.5
This game will be played at Moby Arena at 9:30 ET on Friday, February 9th.
WHY BET THE SAN JOSE STATE SPARTANS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-70 in favor of the Rams.
- Even though we have Colorado State winning straight-up, we like San Jose State at +16.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 143 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.
Will the Spartans Make it Happen in Fort Collins?
San Jose State heads into this game as a 16.5-point underdog, and they are 3-11 this season when labeled as the underdog. They have lost six straight games and have gone just 1-9 in Mountain West Conference play.
On the road this season, the Spartans have gone 2-8, and they have lost their last three road games. In their last game, they lost to Fresno State by a score of 69-57.
San Jose State has struggled against the spread this season, posting an 8-13 record. As the underdog, their ATS mark is 6-8. On the road, their ATS record sits at 4-6 and they have gone 0-3 vs. the spread in their last three road games. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Spartans are 4-6 vs. the spread.
San Jose State’s over/under record this season is 15-6 and the average over/under line in their games is 138.9. Today’s over/under line of 143 is higher than the average scoring total in their games this year of 146.9. Over their last three games, their over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total is 139.
In their most recent game, the San Jose State offense put up just 57 points vs. the Fresno State Bulldogs. Overall, they are now averaging 72.8 points per game which is 248th in the country. Alvaro Cardenas Torre led the team in scoring, putting up 12 points. Additionally, Trey Anderson contributed 11 points for the Spartans.
So far, the Spartans’ defense is ranked 240th in the country at 74.9 points per contest. San Jose State will look once again to perform well on defense, holding Fresno State to just 39% shooting in their most recent game.
Can Colorado State Pull Off a Home Win?
Colorado State has been dominant at home this season, going 12-1 with an average scoring margin of +12.0 points per game. The Rams have won six straight games at home, and their record in the Mountain West is 6-4 compared to their overall record of 18-5.
Coming into this game, Colorado State has a three-game winning streak, and they are 15-3 this season when favored. In their last game, they defeated Boise State by a score of 75-62. Over their last 10 games at home, the Rams have gone 9-1.
As the favorite, Colorado State has gone 11-7 vs. the spread this season and is 5-5 in their last 10 games as the favorite. At home, the Rams are 8-5 vs. the spread this year and 5-4 in their last 10 home games. Overall, Colorado State has an ATS record of 13-9 this season.
Today’s over/under line of 143 is lower than the average over/under line in Colorado State games this season (147.6). In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total in those games is 139 points. On the year, the over/under record in their games is 10-11-1.
The Rams’ offense finished with 75 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 79.6 points per contest. In terms of three-point shooting, the Rams offense has been good from outside, hitting 36% of their three-pointers on an average of 22.3 attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 50%.
Coming into today’s game, the Colorado State defense is giving up an average of 69.2 points per contest. The Colorado State defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 62 points and allowed Boise State to connect on 4 threes.