The Runnin’ Rebels and Spartans are set to face off at 9:00 ET on FS1. The Spartans will host the game at Provident Credit Union Event Center in San Jose, CA. UNLV is favored by -3.5 in this Mountain West conference matchup the against San Jose State. The over/under for the game is set at 147 points.

UNLV RUNNIN’ REBELS VS SAN JOSE STATE SPARTANS BETTING PICK

The Pick: San Jose State Spartans +3.5

This game will be played at Provident Credit Union Event Center at 9:00 ET on Saturday, January 27th.

WHY BET THE SAN JOSE STATE SPARTANS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 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 147 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Do the Runnin’ Rebels Have What it Takes on the Road?

UNLV heads into its matchup with San Jose State as a 3.5-point favorite. The Runnin’ Rebels have gone 4-3 this season when favored.

Over their last 10 games on the road, UNLV has gone 5-5, and they are 2-2 on the road this season. They are 9-9 overall and have lost two straight.

For the season, UNLV is 9-6 ATS and has gone 3-4 vs. the spread when favored. On the road, the Runnin’ Rebels have an ATS mark of 3-1 and have gone 2-1 vs. the spread in their last 3 road games.

So far this season, the over/under record for UNLV games is 10-5 and today’s line of 147 is above the average over/under line of 143.3 for their games this year. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 144 points.

The UNLV offense is coming off a game where they scored 58 points against Air Force. They posted a field goal percentage of 31.6% and connected on 5 threes. The top scorer for the Runnin’ Rebels was Justin Webster with 14 points, while Keylan Boone also added 11 to the scoreboard.

On the defensive side, UNLV is currently hovering around the NCAA’s average for points allowed, conceding an average of 71.2 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, UNLV’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 41.3% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 32.4% this season.

Can San Jose State Grab a Win at Home?

San Jose State enters this game as a 3.5-point underdog, and the Spartans have gone 3-8 in their 11 games as the underdog this season. They are also 4-5 at home this year, and they have lost three straight games at home.

Overall, San Jose State is 8-11 this season, and they have gone 1-5 in conference games compared to 7-6 in non-conference matchups. They have lost two straight games, and their average scoring margin at home is -2.2 points per game.

San Jose State has an ATS record of 8-9 this season, including a mark of 4-5 at home. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Spartans have gone 5-5 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for San Jose State games is 14-3 and the average scoring total in their games is 148.5 points. Today’s over/under line of 147 is lower than the average OU line in their games this year (137.6). Currently, their last three games have averaged 157 points per game and their OU record over their last 10 games is 10-0.

In their recent game, the Spartans’ offense concluded with 75 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 75.3 points per contest. Myron Amey Jr. is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 15.7 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Tibet Gorener brings a PPG average of 13.8 into the game.

San Jose State’s defense is currently in line with the NCAA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 73.9 points per game. So far, the San Jose State defense is giving up an average of 8.1 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 10.2 times per game (421st).