Planning on watching today’s Spartans and Bulldogs game? Catch the action at Save Mart Center in Fresno, CA, as the Bulldogs hosts this showdown at 10:00 ET on MWN. The over/under for this game is set at 136 points, and the Bulldogs are the home favorites against the Spartans in a Mountain West conference matchup.
SAN JOSE STATE SPARTANS VS FRESNO STATE BULLDOGS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Fresno State Bulldogs -2.5
This game will be played at Save Mart Center at 10:00 ET on Tuesday, January 16th.
WHY BET THE FRESNO STATE BULLDOGS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Bulldogs.
- Not only will Fresno State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -2.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 136 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.
Are San Jose State Ready for a Road Win?
San Jose State enters this game as a 2.5-point underdog. They are 3-6 this season as the underdog and have gone 8-9 overall. Their record in Mountain West games is 1-3 compared to a 7-6 record in non-conference matchups. On the road, the Spartans have gone 2-5 this season, and their average scoring margin is -2.1 points per game.
In their last game, San Jose State defeated Air Force by a score of 70-67. Over their last five road games, the Spartans have gone 1-4, and they are 4-6 in their last 10 road contests. So far this season, they have been the underdog nine times, going 3-6.
As the underdog, San Jose State has a strong 6-3 record vs. the spread this season. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Spartans have gone 6-4 vs. the spread. On the road, San Jose State has gone 2-1 vs. the spread in their last 3 games and 6-4 vs. the spread in their last 10 road games.
San Jose State’s over/under record this season is 12-3 and today’s line of 136 is slightly lower than the average over/under line in their games this season (136.5). So far, 11 of their games have finished with more than 136 points. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 147 points and their OU record over their last 10 games is 9-1.
In their recent game, the Spartans’ offense concluded with 70 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 74.9 points per contest. For the season, the San Jose State offense has been one of the more efficient shooting teams in the NCAA with a field goal percentage of 46%. So far, they have hit 55% of their looks from inside the arc, and are averaging 8.9 made three’s per contest.
So far, the Spartans’ defense is ranked 165th in the country at 72.1 points per contest. San Jose State’s three-point defense is currently 76th in the country at 6.2 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 42.2% of their shots vs. San Jose State.
Can Fresno State Live Up to the Hype at Home?
After losing to Wyoming 68-67, Fresno State comes into this game with a 7-9 record. Their record at home is 5-5, and their average scoring margin at home is -1.0. They have lost their last two games at home, and their record over the last 10 games at home is 5-5.
So far this season, Fresno State has been favored in eight games, going 6-2 in those matchups. They have gone 0-7 as the underdog. On the year, they have a 0-3 record in Mountain West play, compared to a 7-6 record in non-conference games.
As the favorite this season, Fresno State has gone 4-4 vs. the spread. Their overall ATS record is just 5-10. Over their last three home games, the Bulldogs are 0-3 vs. the spread and their home ATS mark for the year is 3-7. In their last 10 games as the favorite, Fresno State is 5-5.
Today’s over/under line of 136 is lower than the average over/under line in Fresno State’s games this season (138.7). So far, their over/under record is 8-7. In their last three games, the average scoring total is just 128 points, and their OU record over their last 10 games is 4-6.
The Bulldogs’ offense wrapped up their last game with 67 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 68.7 points per contest. Isaiah Hill is leading the team in scoring at 12.1 points per contest. Xavier Dusell has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 9.9 going into the game.
On the defensive side, Fresno State is currently hovering around the NCAA’s average for points allowed, conceding an average of 72.0 points per game. The Fresno State defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 68 points and allowed Wyoming to connect on 9 threes.