San Jose State Spartans at California Golden Bears ATS Prediction 12/21/18

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The San Jose State Spartans (3-7) will travel to Haas Pavilion to square off with the California Golden Bears (4-6). The game will air on Pac-12 Network at 10 p.m. ET on Friday, December 21, 2018.

San Jose State Spartans at California Golden Bears Betting Odds

In their last matchup, the Golden Bears fell to the Yale Bulldogs, 76-59, while the Spartans were victorious over the Life Pacific Warriors, 89-72.

San Jose State played a nearly flawless game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 51.4 and a free throw rate of 0.317. Life Pacific recorded marks of 3.4 and 0.265, respectively, for those same stats. California, meanwhile, had a better free throw rate (0.412 vs. 0.327). Paris Austin had a good outing for California, recording 18 points. San Jose State, meanwhile, received a boost from Michael Steadman, who put up 15 points and 13 rebounds.

California does a great job at getting to the charity stripe. They rank 25th in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.293), but San Jose State is among the best in the NCAA at keeping opponents off the line (ranking 54th by allowing a FTA rate of 0.188). Furthermore, the Spartans rank 48th in offensive rebounding percentage (34.4 percent), while the Golden Bears rank 295th in defensive rebounding percentage (67.0 percent).

San Jose State vs. California ATS Pick

Pick: SU Winner – California, ATS Winner – San Jose State, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • San Jose State ranks 56th in rebounds per game (38.7) while California ranks 243rd (27.2).
  • The Spartans rank 131st in assists per game (13.5) while the Golden Bears rank 173rd in assists allowed per game (14.9).
  • San Jose State is 29th in the country with 2.5 blocks allowed per game while California is 40th with 2.6 blocks allowed per game.
  • The Golden Bears rank 23rd in steals allowed per game (4.8) while the Spartans rank 156th (7.9).
  • California ranks 130th in three pointers allowed per game (22.7) while San Jose State ranks 227th (26.2).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Golden Bears have scored an average of 71.0 points per game (0.5 below their season average) and allowed an average of 73.2 points per game (4.1 below their season average).
  • The Spartans’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 0.2, down from 3.6 for the season.