Utah State vs. San Jose State - 2/25/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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San Jose State (7-21) at Utah State (22-7)
College Basketball: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 11:00 pm (Dee Glen Smith Spectrum)
The Line: Utah State -22 -- Over/Under: 147.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The San Jose State Spartans (7-21, CONF 3-13) and Utah State Aggies (22-7, CONF 11-5) face off in a Mountain West showdown at Dee Glen Smith Spectrum. Utah State knocked off San Jose State 71-59 earlier this season.
San Jose State is having a terrible season, and if they win this game it would be their biggest one of the season. Away from home San Jose State only has one win and overall they have only one win over their last ten games.
Away from home San Jose State’s offense has struggled, but the biggest issue has been the defense that is giving up 85.8 points per game. Over the last five games, San Jose State’s defense is giving up 85.8 points per game.
On offense San Jose State is led by guard Seneca Knight who is averaging 17 points per game, but outside of him, there haven’t been a whole lot of guys that have stepped up.
Coming into the season Utah State were hoping to be a tournament team, but at this point they probably need to win their conference tournament to get in.
The Aggies are hot right now winning their last five games, and each of the two games the defense hasn’t given up more than 59 points.
At home Utah State has a 14-1 record and the defense has locked down giving up only 58.8 points per game.
Utah State is led by Sam Merrill who is one of the best players in the conference averaging 18.9 points per game and shooting 41.4 percent from the floor.
The over is 6-2 in San Jose State’s last eight games overall.The over is 8-2 in the last ten meetings between San Jose State and Utah State. San Jose State is 3-11 against the spread in the last 14 meetings.
Utah State is 6-2 against the spread in their last eight games as a favorite. The under is 6-2 in the Aggies last eight games a favorite.
San Jose State can score but they fail to play a lick of defense. Look for both teams to run up the score, and the over to be cashed with ease.