San Jose State vs. Air Force - 1/25/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

San Jose State vs. Air Force - 1/25/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Air Force Falcons (9-11) at San Jose State Spartans (6-14)

College Basketball: Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 5:00 pm (Provident Credit Union Event Center)

The Line: San Jose State Spartans +3.5 -- Over/Under: 155.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Air Force Falcons and the San Jose State Spartans meet in Mountain West conference college basketball action from the San Jose State Event Center on Saturday.

The Air Force Falcons will look to rebound from a 72-47 loss to Utah State in their last outing. Lavelle Scottie led Air Force with 13 points along with 4 rebounds while Ryan Swan chipped in 10 points with a pair of threes and 8 rebounds as the only other double-digit scorer for Air Force in the losing effort. Scottie leads Air Force in scoring and rebounding with an average of 15.1 points and 5.5 rebounds per game while Walker leads the Falcons in assists with 2.6 assists per game this season. As a team, Air Force is averaging 75.2 points per game on 46.7% shooting from the fiel, 38.3% from behind the arc and 76.1% from the foul line this season.

The San Jose State Spartans will be out to snap a three-game losing streak after an 86-59 loss to New Mexico last time out. Seneca Knight led the Spartans with 11 points along with 7 rebounds as the lone double-digit scorer for San Jose State in the losing effort. Brae Ivey, Eduardo Lane and Kaison Hammonds were the only players besides Knight to have more than one made field goal in the loss. Knight leads San Jose State in scoring with an average of 14.4 points per game while Christian Anigwe leads San Jose State in rebounding with 6 rebounds per game and Ivey leads San Jose State in assists with 3.2 assists per game this season. As a team, San Jose State is averaging 68.8 points per game on 39% shooting from the field, 29.8% from behind the 3-point line and 69.7% from the foul line this season.

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Air Force is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games and 4-9-1 ATS in their last 14 games against a team with a winning percentage below .400 while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games against a team with a losing record. San Jose State is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games against a team with a losing record and 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games while the over is 15-7-1 in their last 23 games as a home underdog. The favorite is 4-1-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings between these two teams. 

This is a hard game for me as I’m not overly high on either one of these teams at the moment, and while I had been riding San Jose State quite a bit, the Spartans have appeared to cool off again, and the fact remains that San Jose State is still allowing 78.8 points per game against this season. Air Force hasn’t been great in their own right, but Air Force has shown an ability to rack up points against lesser teams and I just think this is a bad matchup for San Jose State. I’ll side with Air Force in this one.

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