Looking to win big? The Spartans and Runnin’ Rebels face off at 10:00 ET on CBSS. The Runnin’ Rebels are hosting the game at Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, NV. The over/under for this game is set at 140.5 points, and UNLV is favored by -14 vs. San Jose State in a Mountain West conference matchup.

SAN JOSE STATE SPARTANS VS UNLV RUNNIN’ REBELS BETTING PICK

The Pick: San Jose State Spartans +14

This game will be played at Thomas & Mack Center at 10:00 ET on Saturday, March 2nd.

WHY BET THE SAN JOSE STATE SPARTANS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-70 in favor of the Runnin’ Rebels.
  • Even though we have UNLV winning straight-up, we like San Jose State at +14.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 140.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Can San Jose State Pull Off a Road Win?

San Jose State will look to snap a four-game losing streak when they take on UNLV. So far this season, the Spartans have a 9-20 record, including a 2-14 mark in Mountain West play. On the road, they have gone just 2-11, compared to a 5-9 record at home.

As the underdog, San Jose State has gone 3-15 this season, and they enter this game as 14-point underdogs. Their average scoring margin on the road is -9.8 points per game, and they have lost their last six road games.

San Jose State has struggled against the spread this season, going 10-17. On the road, their ATS mark is 5-8. As the underdog, the Spartans have gone 7-11 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, they are just 2-8 ATS. On the road, their ATS mark over their last 10 games is 3-7.

San Jose State’s over/under record for the season is 18-9 and today’s over/under line of 140.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this season (139.6). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 138 points and their over/under record during this stretch is 1-2.

The San Jose State offense is coming off a game in which they scored 64 points vs. San Diego State. Overall their field goal percentage was 44.3% while connecting on 9 threes. Myron Amey Jr. was the leading scorer for the Spartans, putting up 17 points. In addition, Trey Anderson contributed 14 points.

At this time, the Spartans’ defense is positioned 249th in the country, permitting 74.9 points per game. In their previous game vs. San Diego State, the Aztecs finished with a field goal percentage of 43% and a total of 72 points vs. San Jose State.

Is A Home Victory Likely for the Favored Runnin’ Rebels?

UNLV has been a much better team at home this season, going 8-7 compared to 6-2 on the road. Their average scoring margin at home is +1.8 compared to +6.2 on the road.

So far this season, the Runnin’ Rebels have been favored in 14 games, going 10-4 in those contests. They have won two straight games, and their record in Mountain West play is 9-5.

UNLV has an ATS record of 9-6 at home this season and is 8-6 vs. the spread when favored this year. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Runnin’ Rebels have gone 7-3 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 140.5 is lower than the average over/under line in UNLV’s games this year (142.8). So far, 10 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total is 128 points.

Against Colorado State, the UNLV had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 74.2 points per game. They scored 66 points and posted a field goal percentage of 37.8% in the game. Offensively, the Runnin’ Rebels hold a season-long field goal percentage of 46%, placing them 99th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 275th in terms of percentage and 251st in three-pointers made.

At present, the Runnin’ Rebels’ defense is nationally ranked 81st, allowing 68.4 points per game. The UNLV defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 60 points and allowed Colorado State to connect on 6 threes.