Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Spartans vs. Pilots CBB Odds
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2021 NCAA Basketball Handicapping
(5-4) San Jose State Spartans vs. Portland Pilots (8-4)
Date: Friday, December 17th, 2021
Time: 9:00 PM ET
Venue: Earl E. Chiles Center
CBB Moneyline Odds: San Jose State +110 | Portland -130
CBB Betting ATS Odds: San Jose State +1.5 | Portland -1.5 (Bet Now!)
CBB Betting Total: O/U 144
The San Jose State Spartans will be on the road to take on the Portland Pilots.
The tip-off is set for 9:00 ET from Earl E. Chiles Center.
The Pilots started off as a 1 point favorite and that number is now up to 1.5. The total has gone from 143.5 to 144.
San Jose State Spartans
San Jose State has started off the year in an up-and-down fashion. They will look to play a little more consistently.
The Spartans last played on December 11th, where they beat the Pacific Tigers by a score of 78-66. They took care of business against a team they were better than, which is what you expect out of your program.
People might think that this team just plays a soft schedule, but they have already faced some solid teams. Even though they have not had success against them, it is good that they are playing them. You have to play schools that will challenge you.
Trey Anderson was the leading scorer for them in the win over Pacific with 23 points and 7 rebounds. Omari Moore also chipped in 18 points and 6 assists.
Portland has started off the year well. I have liked what I have seen from them so far.
The Pilots currently sit with a record of 8-4. If they keep up what they have done in the early going, they can have a very strong season.
This crew lost to the Oregon Ducks on Wednesday by a score of 96-71. That often happens when a team like the Pilots goes against a good, power 5 program. It is challenging to go on the road and get that win.
When you allow almost 100 points in college basketball, it is hard to win ball games. That is really all there is to it.
CBB Betting Trends:
- San Jose State is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
- San Jose State is 0-20 SU in their last 20 games on the road.
- The total has gone under in 14 of San Jose State’s last 20 games.
- Portland is 7-13 ATS in their last 20 games.
- Portland is 1-10 ATS in their last 11 games at home.
- Portland is 8-3 SU in their last 11 games.
Free San Jose State Spartans vs. Portland Pilots NCAAB Summary:
I feel like this will be a close one. I do not feel one side is so much better than the other, so I am not expecting a blowout in this one.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: San Jose State ATS
Portland should be able to take care of their business in this one, but they cannot take San Jose State for granted.
I can see this being the type of game where the winner is the team with the ball last. If the Spartans were to win the game outright, it would be their first win on the road in their last 21 attempts.
Portland has not been great covering spread as of late. On the flip side, San Jose State has done a good job when it comes to covering. I look for these trends to continue on Friday.
Give me the Spartans at +1.5 here.
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