San Jose State vs. San Diego State Pick
A pair of unbeaten 2-0 Mountain West rivals will meet at 9:00 p.m. ET on Friday night when San Diego State hosts San Jose State in San Diego. With the Aztecs laying 9.5 points as home chalk and the total sitting at just 48 points, what’s the best play for bettors when it comes to this matchup?
311 San Jose State (+9.5) at 312 San Diego State Aztecs (-9.5); o/u 48
SDCCU Stadium, San Diego, CA
9:00 p.m. ET, Friday, November 6, 2020
San Jose State Spartans Game Notes
San Jose State senior QB Nick Starkel completed 34-of-47 passes for 467 yards and five touchdowns in Saturday's 38-21 win over New Mexico. It's taken Starkel a while to bounce around and find a real home at QB. He started his career at Texas A&M before trying a stint at Arkansas, ultimately ending with him now at SJSU. With the Spartans, Starkel has been electric. UNM are not the toughest opponents, but Starkel was a monster against them, finding as many shots down the field as he was picking up consistent gains underneath. That level of consistency had seldom been seen out of Starkel at his other stops. On top of that, Starkel scored all five touchdowns for SJSU on Saturday. SJSU are now 2-0 with San Diego State on deck next week.
San Diego State Aztecs Game Notes
San Diego State redshirt sophomore QB Carson Baker completed 18-of-27 passes for 163 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 38-7 win over Utah State. All Baker needed to be on Saturday was competent. The run game was rolling and the defense was more than holding up its end of the bargain. Thankfully for SDSU, Baker was just that. He did not find any explosive plays or try to make much happen, but he served to complement the run game with short completions and by protecting the ball. This should continue to be SDSU's formula for winning.
San Jose State vs. San Diego State Betting Prediction
The Spartans are just 1-6 against the spread in their last seven games versus the Aztecs and are just 8-17-2 at the betting window in their last 27 games after accumulating more than 280 yards passing in their previous game. The Aztecs, meanwhile, have covered the spread in their last four games overall, are 4-0 against the number in their last four home games and have cashed in seven of their last 10 Friday night games.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 10 BETTING PREDICTION: SAN DIEGO STATE AZTECS -9.5