The San Jose State Spartans (4-1) and the Fresno State Bulldogs (1-4) take the field to try to take home the Valley Cup.
San Jose State vs. Fresno State Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 7.5 points, with sportsbooks listing San Jose State as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, San Jose State has -298 odds to pick up the win, while Fresno State is listed at +238 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 47 points.
How to Watch San Jose State vs. Fresno State Live?
- Game Day: Saturday, October 15, 2022
- Game Time: 10:45 PM ET
- TV Channel: Fox Sports 2
- Location: Fresno, California
- Stadium: Bulldog Stadium at Jim Sweeney Field
San Jose State
On defense, San Jose State has been a top-25 unit, ranking 14th-best by allowing just 288.0 yards per game. The offense ranks 82nd (380.6 yards per game). Defensively, San Jose State has been a top-25 unit, ranking ninth-best by allowing only 14.0 points per game. The offense ranks 75th (28.8 points per game). On the defensive side of the ball, San Jose State has been a top-25 unit in terms of passing yards, ranking fifth-best by surrendering just 156.0 passing yards per game. The Spartans rank 42nd on offense (265.4 passing yards per game). San Jose State has been a bottom-25 run offense this year, ranking 25th-worst with 115.2 rushing yards per contest. On defense, the Spartans are ranked 50th in the FBS (132.0 rushing yards allowed per game). San Jose State is posting a 36.1% third-down percentage on offense, which ranks them 93rd in the FBS. On the defensive side of the ball, the defense ranks 58th, giving up a 36.9% third-down conversion rate. With seven forced turnovers (86th in the FBS) against one turnover committed (first in the FBS), San Jose State’s +6 turnover margin is the 15th-best in college football.
Fresno State ranks 85th with 376.4 total yards per game on offense, and it ranks 88th with 397.4 total yards given up per contest on the defensive side of the ball. From an offensive perspective, Fresno State is compiling 23.6 points per contest (101st-ranked). It ranks 87th in the FBS on defense (29.2 points surrendered per game). In terms of passing, Fresno State ranks 53rd in the FBS (257.0 passing yards per game) and 29th defensively (194.2 passing yards allowed per game). Fresno State’s defense has been a bottom-25 unit in run defense this season, allowing 203.2 rushing yards per game, which ranks 13th-worst in the FBS. On offense, it ranks 103rd with 119.4 rushing yards per contest. With a 39.3% third-down conversion rate on offense, Fresno State ranks 71st in the FBS. On defense, it ranks 93rd, giving up a 42.3% third-down rate. Fresno State sports a -4 turnover margin this season, which ranks 100th in the FBS.
San Jose State vs. Fresno State Betting Analysis
San Jose State Betting Insights
San Jose State has covered the spread four times over five games with a set spread. San Jose State has yet to cover the spread (0-1) when they are at least 7.5-point favorites. This season, San Jose State games have hit the over once. The Spartans have been the moneyline favorite a total of four times this season, and they’ve won each of those games. The Spartans have played as a moneyline favorite of -298 or shorter in only one game this season, which they won.
Bulldogs Betting Insights
Fresno State has not covered the spread in any game this year (0-5-0). Fresno State has yet to cover a spread when it is at least 7.5-point underdogs (0-2). This year, Fresno State games have hit the over twice. The Bulldogs have been listed as the underdog three times this season and have failed to win any of those games. The Bulldogs have entered three games this season as the underdog by +238 or more and are 0-1 in those contests.
San Jose State vs. Fresno State Against The Spread & Betting Records
San Jose State
|Point Total AVG||48.5||50.3||45.8|
|Implied Total AVG||30.6||31.0||30.0|
|Moneyline Favorite Record||4-0||3-0||1-0|
|Moneyline Underdog Record||0-1||0-0||0-1|
|Point Total AVG||58.0||60.8||56.2|
|Implied Total AVG||38.0||41.5||35.7|
|Moneyline Favorite Record||0-1||0-0||0-1|
|Moneyline Underdog Record||0-3||0-1||0-2|
Players to Watch
San Jose State
- Cade Hall has helped carry the Spartans’ defense with six tackles, 3.0 TFL, 2.5 sacks, and one interception in five games.
- As part of the Spartans’ defensive unit, Viliami Fehoko has posted 2.0 sacks to go with 4.0 TFL and eight tackles in five games.
- The Spartans’ defense has been helped by the play of Tre Jenkins, who has suited up for five games and delivered one interception to go along with eight tackles, 1.0 TFL, one sack, and one pass defended.
- Noah Lavulo has been a key part of the Spartans’ defense in 2022, with 1.0 TFL and one sack in five games.
- As a tone-setter on defense, the Bulldogs’ Bralyn Lux has amassed 17 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and two sacks in five games.
- The Bulldogs’ David Perales has compiled 2.5 sacks to go with 2.0 TFL and 12 tackles in five games.
- The Bulldogs’ Levelle Bailey has compiled 21 tackles and 1.0 TFL in five games.
- On defense, Malachi Langley has contributed 14 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and one interception in five games.
San Jose State vs. Fresno State Predictions and Pick
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Our prediction to win this matchup is San Jose State, and we predict that San Jose State will cover the spread (San Jose State -7.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 47 points.