The San Jose State Spartans (1-2) travel to face off against the Norfolk State Spartans (1-1) on Saturday, November 18th. This game will be played at Sports and Fitness Center in Saint Thomas and televised on ESPN+. Both San Jose State and Norfolk State will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip-off is scheduled for 3:15 ET.
The San Jose State Spartans Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
San Jose State has played three games so far this season, and have a record of 1-2. In their last three road games, including those from last year, San Jose State has gone 1-2. San Jose State’s ATS record heading into today’s game stands at 1-2. Taking into account their performance in the previous ten games, including those from the previous season, San Jose State has gone 6-3 vs. the spread.
Through three games, San Jose State has an over/under record of 2-1-0 with their games averaging a combined 127.3 points per game so far. The Spartans have seen their last five games conclude with a collective average of 71 points per game and an over/under record of 2-2.
The Norfolk State Spartans Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Norfolk State comes into their 3rd game of the season with a 1-1 record. In their last five home games, including those from last year, Norfolk State has gone 1-4. Entering today’s game, Norfolk State has a 0-2 record against the spread. However, in their previous ten games, including those from last season, Norfolk State has gone 5-3 vs. the spread.
Norfolk State’s games have, on average, featured 142 points per game leading to an over/under record of 1-1-0. Their average over/under line is currently 140.8 points so far. The Spartans’ have recorded an over/under record of 0-1 in their last three games, with their games averaging 89 points per game.
San Jose State Offense Breakdown
The San Jose State offense is coming off a game in which they scored 71 points vs. Abilene Christian. Overall their field goal percentage was 45.9% while connecting on 8 threes. The team’s scoring leader is Tibet Gorener, who holds an average of 14.5 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Trey Anderson is averaging 13 points per game this season.
|Tibet Gorener (F)||14.5||6.0||0.2|
|Trey Anderson (F)||13.0||5.5||0.8|
|Alvaro Cardenas Torre (G)||12.8||2.0||6.0|
Norfolk State Offense Breakdown
The Norfolk State offense, in their latest game, managed to score just 64 points versus Fordham. During the game, they attempted 17 three-point shots and had a field goal percentage of 32.7%. The top scorer for the Spartans was Jamarii Thomas with 11 points, while Tyrel Bladen also chipped in with 11 points.
|Jamarii Thomas (G)||15.5||3.0||2.8|
|Jaylani Darden (G)||10.0||8.5||2.0|
|Kuluel Mading (F)||9.5||4.8||0.0|
San Jose State Team Defense
Coming into today’s game, the San Jose State defense is giving up an average of 67.2 points per contest. So far, the San Jose State defense is giving up an average of 7.0 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 12.5 times per game (376th).
Norfolk State Team Defense
At this time, the Spartans’ defense is positioned 42nd in the country, permitting 64.0 points per game. Against Fordham in their most recent game, the Norfolk State defense gave up a total of 77 points while allowing Fordham to hit 41% of their shots.
Spartans vs Spartans Trends
- When looking at their past five road matchups, San Jose State has an ATS record of 3-2 while averaging 57 per game. The team went 2-3 overall in these games.
- Across the Spartans last three home games, the team averaged 66 points per game while allowing 69. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 1-2, while going 1-2 straight-up.
- Going back to their last ten games as the underdog, the Spartans have a straight up record of 1-9. But, their mark vs the spread was just 4-6.
- Going back to their last five games as the favorite, the Spartans have a straight up record of 2-3. But, their mark vs the spread was just 2-3.
As the underdogs with a spread of +4.5, we recommend going with the Spartans on the point spread. We not only see them covering the spread but also have a strong likelihood of winning this one outright, especially if you’re seeking a higher payout on the moneyline.
As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 134.5, and our model projects the Spartans and Spartans to reach a combined total of 143 points. Our bet is on taking the over.
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