Free Week 1 Prediction: Bears vs Spartans Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 1
(0-0) Northern Colorado Bears vs. San Jose State Spartans (0-0)
Date: Thursday, August 29th 2019
Time: 10:00 pm EST
Venue: CEFCU Stadium in San Jose, California
NCAA Football Spread: -10.5
NCAA Betting Total: 59.5
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California is my other favorite state. The games in this state during the first week have a lot to offer. Starting with the games in the first week of the season in California, we can tell who is in better shape.
But that does not apply to Spartans. I already know how badly the Spartans played last season. And the Bears were also disgusting in 2018 on the road. This game is not interesting for the public, but it has the potential to make some money.
Northern Colorado Bears
The Bears are in the Big Sky conference. It is a conference with good schools like Cal Poly, UC Davis, Idaho, among others. The Bears are part of the conference, but in reality they are not dangerously offensive.
Since the 2015 season the Bears always end with a negative record on the road. Last year the team could barely win a game on the road 42-39 against Southern Utah.
This year will be much heavier on the road for the Bears. The first three weeks are games on the road against San Jose, Washington State and Sacramento State. Seven total games on the road this season.
The Bears are scoring 23.8 points per game, and 8.4 points in the first quarter. The defense allows almost 10 points per quarter and up to 39.4 points per game. The worst defeat last season was 7-35 against Montana.
San Jose State Spartans
The Spartans can consider this game as the first victory of the season.
Last year the Spartans made a fool of themselves in the conference, eight games and only one victory. Yes, just one single victory in a whole season.
The mediocrity of the Spartans inside and outside the conference has proven to be profitable. The Spartans lost three games outside the conference. But in each of those games the two teams scored 45+ points on average. That is a good amount for the Totals.
At home the Spartans won the only game last season 50-37 against UNLV. In the other home games the Spartans averaged 25+ points on the offense. The defense allowed 26.5 points on average in five games.
The Spartans are running 75.2 rush yards per game with 37.7 passes. Obviously the team does not have good running backs; basically nobody knows how to run in the team. The defense is poor, the team allows up to 192.2 rush yards with 22.5 complete passes.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- OVER is 5-1 at Spartans home in the last six games
- Spartans are 0-4 against other conference teams since 2018
- Spartans are 0-2 in their last 2 first week games
- OVER is 3-2 with Bears playing on the road in the last five games
- Bears are 1-4 in their last 5 road games
- Bears are 2-3 in their last five fourth quarters.
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This game would be more interesting if these two teams had better offensives. It will really be desperate to see how both offenses score points without stopping.
It is ridiculous to think that the game will end with less than 20 points when each defense allows more than 25 points on average. I didn’t like this game at first, but after a deeper analysis, I could see the opportunity for the Spartans and Bears, and my pocket.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: OVER 59.5
There are many opportunities, knowing how to find them is difficult. But be very careful with games like this. It is not easy to trust teams with bad results every season, from time to time the defense plays well and does not allow points.
But with this game everything is under control, I see the Bears scoring more than 30 and San Jose a little more of that.
Week 1 Free Score Prediction: Northern Colorado Bears 31 – San Jose State Spartans 36
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