Southern Indiana vs San Jose State Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/18/23

San Jose State Spartans (20-13) vs Southern Indiana Screaming Eagles (16-16)

Game Info: Saturday, March 18, 2023 at 3:30 pm (Ocean Center)

Betting Odds: San Jose State Spartans -10.5 -- Over/Under: 144.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Southern Indiana Screaming Eagles and San Jose State Spartans face off on Saturday in the CBI at the Ocean Center. 

Southern Indiana Betting Preview

Southern Indiana comes into this game with a 16-16 record overall and they have gone 10-18-1 against the spread. On March 1st, Southern Indiana faced off against SIU Edwardsville, and they were defeated 68-54. Southern Indiana is averaging 76,5 points while their defense is giving up 74.1 points per game. The offense is ranked 64th, but the defense has been a major issue for this team. Isaiah Swope has been the top player for averaging 15.6 points while shooting 45.9 percent from the field and 42.1p percent from behind the three point line. 

San Jose State Betting Preview

On the other side of this matchup is San Jose State who sits with a 20-13 record overall and they have gone 21-11 against the spread. In the last game against San Diego State, the offense only managed 49 points, and that led to the 15 point defeat. Tibert Gorener finished with 15 points and two rebounds. San Jose State is having a strong season averaging 67.5 points while thier defense is giving up 66.6 points per game. Omari Moore is averaging 17.5 points while shooting 42.6 percent from the field and 33.3 percent from behind the three point line. 

Southern Indiana vs San Jose State Trends

San Jose State is 4-0 against the spead in their last four games on Saturday. The over is 4-1 in the Spartans last five games as a favorite. The over is 5-1 in Spartans last 6 games after scoring less than 50 points in their previous game.The over is 6-1 in Screaming Eagles last 7 games as an underdog. 

Shane’s Free Pick

These are both elite offensive teams and there is going to be no shortage of scoring in this game Southern Indiana’s defense has been a major problem all season. I do expect their offense is going to be good though, and that will be the difference as this game goes well over the total. Back the over to cash here.

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

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