San Jose State vs. Fresno State - 11/30/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Fresno State Bulldogs (4-7) at San Jose State Spartans (4-7)
College Football: Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 10:30 pm (CEFCU Stadium)
The Line: San Jose State Spartans +3 -- Over/Under:
The Fresno State Bulldogs and San Jose State Spartans meet Saturday in week 14 college football action at CEFCU Stadium.
The Fresno State Bulldogs could use a feel good win to snap a three-game losing streak. The Fresno State Bulldogs have lost three of their last five road games. Jorge Reyna is completing 64.4 percent of his passes for 2,504 yards, 14 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Reyna has one or less touchdown passes in five of his last six games. Zane Pope and Derrion Grim have combined for 810 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Ronnie Rivers has 35 receptions. The Fresno State Bulldogs ground game is averaging 156.6 yards per contest, and Rivers leads the way with 722 yards and 12 touchdowns. Defensively, Fresno State is allowing 31.3 points and 421.4 yards per game. Justin Rice leads the Fresno State Bulldogs with 108 tackles, Kevin Atkins has four sacks and Wylan Free has two interceptions.
The San Jose State Spartans also need a win here after losing five of their last six games. The San Jose State Spartans have lost three of their last four home games. Josh Love is completing 60.4 percent of his passes for 3,633 yards, 22 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Love has two or more touchdown passes in seven straight games. Tre Walker and Bailey Gaither have combined for 1,774 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while Isaiah Hamilton has 41 receptions. The San Jose State Spartans ground game is averaging 87.3 yards per contest, and DeJon Packer leads the way with 474 yards and 10 touchdowns. Defensively, San Jose State is allowing 33.4 points and 452.1 yards per game. Ethan Aguayo leads the San Jose State Spartans with 94 tackles, Jesse Osuna has three sacks and Brandon Ezell has four interceptions.
The Bulldogs are 14-5-1 ATS in their last 20 road games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 conference games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Spartans are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in November, 12-4-1 ATS in their last 17 conference games and 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Bulldogs are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 meetings in San Jose State and 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 meetings. The over is 4-0 in Spartans last 4 games overall. The over is 6-1 in Bulldogs last 7 games overall.
The Fresno State Bulldogs are 6-2 ATS in their last eight games as a road favorite. The San Jose State Spartans are 3-5-1 ATS in their last nine games as a home underdog. The Fresno State Bulldogs are probably the better team here, but the bottom line is we have two teams that have nothing to play for, and these are spots I usually side with the home team getting points. Home field could be the deciding factor in games like this, especially during senior day and with the San Jose State Spartans having 18 seniors on their roster. I'll take the home dog.