Cancelled: San Jose State at Fresno State 11/21/20 College Football Picks and Predictions
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Fresno State Bulldogs (3-1) vs San Jose State Spartans (4-0)
Game Info: Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Bulldog Stadium)
Betting Odds: Fresno State +1.5 -- Over/Under: 56 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The San Jose State Spartans and Fresno State Bulldogs face off on Sunday in a college football showdown at Bulldog Stadium.
San Jose State has looked good so far this season winning all four of their games and in three of the games they were able to cover the spread. The other game was a push. San Jose State’s offense is good but the real strength has been with the defense that is only giving up only 15.2 points per game. Starting quarterback Nick Starkel has been good putting up 980 yards, nine touchdowns, and two interceptions. In this game the offense is going to need to be good, but more importantly, it’s going to be about the defense stepping up and making life tough on Fresno State’s offense. A turnover or two would also be very helpful.
On the other side of this matchup is the Fresno State Bulldogs who lost their first game of the season against Hawaii, but since that point they have played well winning three games in a row. In the last game against Utah State, the defense was strong giving up only 16 points per game but the offense stepped up in a big way putting up 35 points. On the season Fresno State is averaging 33 points per game while the defense is giving up 23.5 points per game. Bulldogs quarterback Jake Haener has looked good throwing for 1186 yards, nine touchdowns, and four interceptions.
San Jose State is 6-1-1 against the spread in their last eight road games. The under is 9-4 in San Jose State’s last 13 games as a favorite. The under is 11-4 in Fresno State’s last 18 games played in November. The under is 24-9 in Fresno State’s last 33 conference games. The home team is 9-4-1 against the spread in the last 15 meetings between the two teams.
San Jose State’s defense has been good and that will continue in this game. Look for the Spartans defense to lock down and that is going to be the difference. Who knows if it will be enough to cover the spread, but it will be enough to keep this game under the total.