The San Jose State Spartans (8-12) travel to face off against the Utah State Aggies (18-2) on Tuesday, January 30th. This game will be played at Dee Glen Smith Spectrum in Logan and televised on MWN. Utah State is coming off a win in their previous game, while San Jose State is looking to get back on track from a loss to the UNLV. Tip-off is set for 9:00 ET.
San Jose State Spartans vs Utah State Aggies
The San Jose State Spartans Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
San Jose State will be looking to snap a three-game losing streak when they take on Utah State. The Spartans are 8-12 overall, including a 1-6 record in Mountain West play. So far, they have gone 2-6 on the road, compared to 4-6 at home.
On the season, San Jose State has been an underdog in 12 of their 20 games, going 3-9 in those contests. Their average scoring margin on the road this year is -2.2 points per game.
As the underdog this season, San Jose State has gone 6-6 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Spartans have a 4-6 ATS record. On the road, their ATS mark is 4-4 this year and they are 5-5 over their last 10 road games vs. the spread.
On the season, the over/under record in San Jose State games is 14-4 and today’s line of 150.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (138). So far, 17 of their games have had a lower over/under line than 150.5. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average of 159 points scored compared to their season average of 148.1 points per game.
The Utah State Aggies Are Coming Off A Win
Utah State has been absolutely dominant at home this season, going 9-0 with an average scoring margin of +15.0 points per game. Their current win streak at home is nine games, and over their last 10 games at home, they have a perfect 10-0 record.
Overall, the Aggies have won 16 straight games and have an 18-2 record on the year. They are a perfect 15-0 when favored, and their average scoring margin on the road is +8.6 points per game.
Utah State has an ATS record of 11-6 this season and they are 6-3 vs. the spread at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Aggies have gone 7-3 vs. the spread.
Utah State’s over/under record for the season is 11-6 and the average scoring total in their games is 150.4. Today’s over/under line of 150.5 is higher than the average OU line in their games (143.9). Over their last three games, their OU record is 2-0 and the average scoring total in those contests is 167 points.
San Jose State Offense Breakdown
Against UNLV, the San Jose State had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 74.8 points per game. They scored 65 points and posted a field goal percentage of 49.1% in the game. Myron Amey Jr. led the scoring for the Spartans, contributing 18 points. Additionally, Alvaro Cardenas Torre chipped in with 14 points.
|Myron Amey Jr. (G)
|Tibet Gorener (F)
|Alvaro Cardenas Torre (G)
Utah State Offense Breakdown
Utah State’s offense is coming off a strong performance vs. Boise State, finishing the game with a total of 90 points. Their season average is now 82.5 points per game. Great Osobor is leading the team in scoring at 18.5 points per contest. Ian Martinez has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 13.8 going into the game.
|Great Osobor (F)
|Ian Martinez (G)
|Mason Falslev (G)
San Jose State Team Defense
Coming into today’s game, the San Jose State defense is giving up an average of 74.1 points per contest. San Jose State’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the UNLV offense to knock down 49% of their shots on their way to putting up 77 points.
Utah State Team Defense
At present, the Aggies’ defense is nationally ranked 99th, allowing 68.8 points per game. The Utah State defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 84 points and allowed Boise State to connect on 9 threes.
Spartans vs Aggies Trends
- In their last ten games away from home, the Spartans have a straight up record of 3-7 while going 5-5 vs. the spread. The team averaged 68 points per game in this stretch.
- Although Utah State has a straight up record of 7-3 in their last ten home games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 5-4. The team averaged 79 points per game in these games.
- In their last five games as the betting underdog, the Spartans have a straight up record of 1-4 and an ATS mark of 2-3.
- As the betting favorite, the Aggies have an ATS mark of just 7-3 in their last ten games. Utah State posted a straight up mark of 10-0 in these matchups.
For a pick on the point-spread in this Aggies vs. Spartans matchup, our bet is to grab the Spartans at +13.5. Even though our projections have the Aggies winning 75-70, we see the Spartans as the play on the point-spread.
Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 150.5, and our model predicts the Spartans and Aggies to score a combined 145 points. We recommend betting on the under.
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