Fresno State at San Jose State: 11/25/21 College Football Picks and Predictions

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The Fresno State Bulldogs and San Jose State Spartans face off on Thursday in a college football showdown at Spartan Stadium. When these two teams last faced off in 2019 it was San Jose State that won 17-16.

Fresno State comes into this game with an 8-3 record overall and they have gone 7-4 against the spread. Even though Fresno State has found success this season, they are coming off a really bad loss against Boise State. The offense could only manage 14 points and the defense gave up 40 points. Fresno State is averaging 33 points while their defense is giving up 21.3 points per game. Under center for Fresno State is Jake Haener who has thrown for 3,467 yards, 28 touchdowns, and nine interceptions. The top running back has been Ronnie Rivers and he has rushed for 723 yards and five touchdowns. 

On the other side of this matchup is the San Jose State Spartans who sit with a 5-6 record overall and they have lost two games in a row. In the last game against Utah State, the defense really struggled giving up 48 points and that led to the defeat. San Jose State is averaging 21 points while their defense is giving up 25.3 points per game. Under center for San Jose State is Nick Starkel who has thrown for 1,385 yards, nine touchdowns, and seven interceptions. In this game if the Spartans want to win, they are going to need the defense to be a lot better. 

Fresno State is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games in November. San Jose State is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games overall. Fresno State is 1-3-1 against the spread in their last five meetings in San Jose State. The underdog is 3-0-1 against the spread in the last four meetings. The under is 4-0 in the last four meetings. 

Fresno State has had issues against San Jose State, and the Bulldogs are going to find success again in this game. Look for Fresno State’s offense to have issues again in this game, and that will allow San Jose State to cover the spread. Back the Spartans against the spread.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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