Santa Clara @ San Jose State
Current Records: Santa Clara 9-5; San Jose State 6-4
What to Know
The San Jose State Spartans will be home for the holidays to greet the Santa Clara Broncos at 10 p.m. ET Tuesday at Provident Credit Union Event Center. The Spartans are out to keep their five-game home win streak alive.
After constant struggles on the road, SJSU has finally found some success away from home. They enjoyed a cozy 90-78 win over the Portland Pilots this past Friday. Six players on SJSU scored in the double digits: guard Trey Smith (24), forward Trey Anderson (15), guard Omari Moore (13), guard Alvaro Cardenas Torre (12), forward Tibet Gorener (11), and forward Shon Robinson (10).
Meanwhile, the Montana Grizzlies typically have all the answers at home, but on Sunday Santa Clara proved too difficult a challenge. Santa Clara strolled past Montana with points to spare, taking the game 79-64.
The Spartans are expected to lose this next one by 6.5. There could be an interesting gambling play in this one, as they have done quite well against the spread at home this season while the Broncos have struggled against the spread on the road.
Their wins bumped SJSU to 6-4 and Santa Clara to 9-5. In San Jose State’s victory, Trey Smith shot 8-for-14 from downtown and finished with 24 points and Trey Anderson dropped a double-double on 15 points and 12 rebounds. We’ll see if Santa Clara have a strategy for dealing with them or if they lead their team to another successful outing.
How To Watch
- When: Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET
- Where: Provident Credit Union Event Center — San Jose, California
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Broncos are a solid 6.5-point favorite against the Spartans, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Broncos as a 6-point favorite.
Santa Clara have won three out of their last five games against San Jose State.
- Dec 18, 2019 – Santa Clara 89 vs. San Jose State 84
- Nov 24, 2018 – Santa Clara 71 vs. San Jose State 63
- Dec 21, 2017 – San Jose State 75 vs. Santa Clara 63
- Dec 03, 2016 – San Jose State 55 vs. Santa Clara 40
- Dec 05, 2015 – Santa Clara 78 vs. San Jose State 75