Planning on watching today’s Aggies and Spartans game? Catch the action at Provident Credit Union Event Center in San Jose, CA, as the Spartans hosts this showdown at 9:30 ET on CBSS. In this Mountain West matchup, Utah State is favored by -10.5 vs. San Jose State. The over/under for the game is 145.5 points.

UTAH STATE AGGIES VS SAN JOSE STATE SPARTANS BETTING PICK

The Pick: San Jose State Spartans +10.5

This game will be played at Provident Credit Union Event Center at 9:30 ET on Wednesday, March 6th.

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 +10.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 145.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Will the Aggies Make it Happen in San Jose?

Utah State is 24-5 on the season and 11-3 in Mountain West action. They have won two straight games and are 8-3 on the road this season, compared to 13-1 at home. On the year, they have been favored in 21 of their 29 games, going 20-1 in those contests.

In their last game, the Aggies defeated Air Force by a score of 72-60. Over their last 10 road games, they are 7-3, and they are 3-2 over their last five games on the road. On the season, their average scoring margin on the road is +3.9 points per game.

Utah State has an ATS record of 14-10-1 this season, including a mark of 5-5-1 on the road. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Aggies have gone 5-4-1 vs. the spread. However, their ATS mark over their last three road games is 0-2-1.

So far this season, the over/under record for Utah State games is 13-12. Today’s over/under line of 145.5 is slightly higher than the average over/under line in their games this year (144.6). In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total in those games is 137 points.

The Utah State offense is coming off a game in which they scored 72 points vs. Air Force. Overall their field goal percentage was 53.2% while connecting on 3 threes. For the season, the Utah State offense has been one of the more efficient shooting teams in the NCAA with a field goal percentage of 49%. So far, they have hit 57% of their looks from inside the arc, and are averaging 6 made three’s per contest.

At present, the Aggies’ defense is nationally ranked 96th, allowing 69.1 points per game. So far, the Utah State defense is giving up an average of 7.4 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 11.2 times per game (538th).

Can the San Jose State Offense Score Enough at Home?

San Jose State enters this game as a 10.5-point underdog, and they have gone 3-16 this season when they are the underdog. This season, they have gone 5-9 at home, and over their last ten games at home, they have gone 2-8.

For the year, the Spartans are 9-21, and they have lost five games in a row. In their last contest, they lost to UNLV, 68-50.

As the underdog this season, San Jose State has gone 7-12 vs. the spread. At home, their ATS record is 5-9, and over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Spartans are just 1-9 vs. the spread.

San Jose State’s over/under record for the season is 18-10 and today’s line of 145.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (139.5). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 133 points and their OU record during that span is 1-2. So far, 14 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line.

San Jose State offense recently wrapped up a game with a total of 50 points against UNLV. In that game, they made 4/21 three-point attempts and achieved a field goal percentage of 32.1%. On the offensive front, the Spartans have a season-long field goal percentage of 44%, ranking 205th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 207th in terms of percentage and 81st in three-pointers made.

At this time, the Spartans’ defense is positioned 242nd in the country, permitting 74.7 points per game. In today’s game vs. Utah State, the San Jose State defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, San Jose State made 18 free-throws vs. the Spartans.