San Jose State vs. San Diego State - 10/19/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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San Diego State Aztecs (5-1) at San Jose State Spartans (3-3)
College Football: Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 7:00 pm (CEFCU Stadium)
The Line: San Jose State Spartans +7.5 -- Over/Under: 47.5
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The San Diego State Aztecs and the San Jose State Spartans meet in a week 8 Mountain West conference college football matchup from CEFCU Stadium on Saturday.
The San Diego State Aztecs will look to build on back-to-back wins and a 5-1 record after a 26-22 win over Wyoming in their last outing. Ryan Agnew has thrown for 1,154 yards, 9 touchdowns and 2 interceptions on 64.2% passing while Juwan Washington, Chance Bell and Jordan Byrd each have 200+ receiving yards this season. Kobe Smith leads SDSU’s receiving group with 30 grabs for 407 yards and 4 touchdowns while Jesse Matthews has 21 catches for 224 yards this season. Defensively, Kyahva Tezino leads the Aztecs with 49 total tackles with 24 solo tackles with a pair of sacks while Dwayne Johnson Jr. has 44 total tackles and Myles Cheatum has 3.5 sacks. Keshawn Banks has 2.5 sacks while Luq Barcoo has a team-high 5 interceptions this season. As a team, San Diego State is averaging 324.8 yards of total offense and 21.2 points per game while allowing 270 yards of total defense and 13.2 points per game against this season.
The San Jose State Spartans will look to find some consistency after alternating wins and losses in each of their six games this season, including a 41-38 loss to Nevada last time out. Josh Love has thrown for 1,823 yards, 10 touchdowns and 2 interceptions on 59.7% passing while Nick Nash leads the Spartans in rushing with 259 rushing yards as well as 3 touchdowns while DeJon Packer has 192 rushing yards and 5 touchdowns. Tre Walker leads SJSU in receiving with 31 catches for 447 yards while Bailey Gaither has 20 grabs for 389 yards and Isaiah Hamilton has 254 receiving yards this season. Defensively, Ethan Aguayo leads the Spartans with 58 total tackles while Jay Lenard is 2nd with 54 total tackles. Nehemiah Shelton and Brandon Ezeli each have 3 interceptions this season as well. As a team, San Jose State is averaging 419.8 yards of total offense and 29.3 points per game while allowing 461 yards of total defense and 29.8 points per game against this season.
San Diego State is 3-7 ATS in their last 10 conference games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall while the under is 5-0 in their last 5 road games. San Diego State is 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 conference games and 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 home games. San Diego State is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings between these two teams and 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings between these two teams at San Jose State.
Getting a home dog like San Jose State is tempting as this is the best Aztec team we’ve seen in a couple of years and the pattern would suggest a victory for the Spartans at home, so the points are worth a look. However, prior to last year’s 3 point San Diego State win, the Aztecs won the previous four meetings by an average of 34.5 points per game. Sometimes a team just has your number, good or bad, so with that being the case, I’ll lay the touchdown and the hook with the Aztecs on the road in this one.