The No. 5 seed San Jose State Spartans (20-12, 10-8 MWC) play in the MWC Tournament against the No. 1 seed San Diego State Aztecs (25-6, 15-3 MWC) on Friday at Thomas & Mack Center, tipping off at 9:30 PM.
Friday’s matchup between the Aztecs and the Spartans features the Aztecs as strong 8.5-point favorites. The matchup has a point total of 126.
San Diego State vs. San Jose State Odds
Point Spread for San Diego State vs. San Jose State
The spread for this matchup is set at 8.5 points, with sportsbooks listing San Diego State as the favorite.
San Diego State vs. San Jose State Moneyline
As for the moneyline, San Diego State has -402 odds to pick up the win, while San Jose State is listed at +313 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 126 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Friday, March 10, 2023
- Game Time: 9:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: CBS Sports Network
- Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
- Arena: Thomas & Mack Center
San Diego State vs. San Jose State Betting Trends
San Diego State has played 30 games, with 13 wins against the spread. The Aztecs have come away with 23 wins in the 27 contests they have been listed as the favorites in this season. San Diego State’s games this year have gone over the point total 14 times in 31 opportunities (45.2%).
In San Jose State’s 31 games this season, it has 21 wins against the spread. The Spartans have gone 10-11 in games they were the underdog on the moneyline (winning 47.6% of those games). San Jose State’s games this season have hit the over on 17 of 31 set point totals (54.8%).
San Diego State vs. San Jose State Key Players to Watch
San Diego State
Matt Bradley records a team-leading 13 points per contest. He is also posting 3.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists, shooting 41.4% from the field and 37.7% from downtown with 1.6 made 3-pointers per game. Darrion Trammell is tops on his team in assists per game (3.5), and also puts up 9.5 points and 2.2 rebounds. At the other end, he posts 1.4 steals and 0.1 blocked shots. Lamont Butler averages 8.7 points, 2.5 rebounds and 3.2 assists per contest. Defensively, he posts 1.6 steals and 0.1 blocked shots. Nathan Mensah posts a team-high 5.7 rebounds per game. He is also posting 6.5 points and 0.5 assists, shooting 54.7% from the field.
San Jose State
Sage Tolbert is the Spartans’ top rebounder (7.3 per game), and he puts up 8.3 points and 0.8 assists. Alvaro Cardenas Torre is posting 10 points, 2.9 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game, making 36.1% of his shots from the field and 32.1% from 3-point range, with 1.6 treys per contest. The Spartans receive 6.3 points, 6.2 rebounds and 0.5 assists per game from Ibrahima Diallo.
What you need to know about the San Diego State Aztecs
San Diego State has won 10 games against the spread in conference action this season, while failing to cover nine times. On offense, the Aztecs are averaging 72.6 points per game (158th-ranked in college basketball). They are surrendering 64.3 points per contest at the other end of the court (34th-ranked). San Diego State is grabbing 32.6 rebounds per game this year (122nd-ranked in college basketball), and it has allowed just 27.4 rebounds per game (16th-best).
San Diego State is making 7.4 three-pointers per game (182nd-ranked in college basketball) this season, while sporting a 36% three-point percentage (85th-ranked). The Aztecs rank 15th-best in the nation by giving up a three-point shooting percentage of 29.9% to opposing teams. They rank 82nd in college basketball by surrendering 6.5 treys per contest.
The Aztecs have gone 8-2 over their past 10 contests, with a 5-5 record against the spread during that span. In San Diego State’s past 10 games, it has hit the over twice. San Diego State has been scoring 66.9 points per game in its last 10 appearances, an average that’s a little lower than the 72.6 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 season. San Diego State’s defense has been more stingy lately, as the team has allowed 60.8 points per game over its past 10 compared to the 64.3 points per game its opponents are averaging this season.
What you need to know about the San Jose State Spartans
San Jose State’s conference games have hit the over 12 out of 19 times this year. In 2022-23, the Spartans are 275th in college basketball on offense (68.1 points scored per game) and 75th on defense (66.7 points allowed). On the glass, San Jose State is 39th in the nation in rebounds (34.7 per game). It is ninth-best in rebounds conceded (26.8 per game).
San Jose State makes 7.7 3-pointers per game and shoots 32.7% from beyond the arc, ranking 141st and 261st, respectively, in the nation. The Spartans give up 6.9 3-pointers per game and concede 34.4% from beyond the arc, ranking 137th and 224th, respectively, in the nation.
The Spartans have gone 7-3 in their past 10 games, with a 7-3 record against the spread during that span. Six of San Jose State’s past 10 outings have gone over the total. San Jose State is scoring 69 points per contest in its past 10 games, which is 0.9 more than its average for the season (68.1). The Spartans have performed worse defensively in their past 10 games, allowing 67.8 points per contest, 1.1 more points their than season average of 66.7.
San Diego State vs. San Jose State Prediction & Pick
Our pick to win this matchup is San Diego State, and we project that San Diego State will cover the spread (San Diego State -8.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 126 points.
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