San Jose State Spartans vs San Diego State Aztecs Prediction, 11/6/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Jose State Spartans vs San Diego State Aztecs
Date: Friday, November 6, 2020
Location: Dignity Health Sports Park
TV: CBS Sports
Odds/Point Spread: San Jose State (+10)
Dignity Health Sports Park is the site where Carson Baker and the San Diego State Aztecs (2-0) will play the San Jose State Spartans (2-0) on Friday. The odds on this contest have San Diego State as 10-point favorites. The over/under is set at 48.
In the last game they played, the San Jose State Spartans went up against the New Mexico Lobos and notched a win by a score of 38-21. Isaiah Holiness led the team on the ground for that game. He had a long run of 8 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He racked up a total of 31 yards by way of 9 carries which meant he averaged 3.4 yards per run. Bailey Gaither was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 208 yards on 10 catches. He notched an average of 20.8 yards per reception for that game. Nick Starkel went 34/47 with 467 yards via the pass and threw 5 TD's. He finished this contest without throwing a pick.
Regarding getting in the endzone, the San Jose State Spartans are averaging 27.5 points per game. As a unit they average 87.0 yards via the ground game ranking them 101st in college football. The Spartans have racked up 881 yards in total over the course of this season. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, San Jose State has amassed 7 touchdowns through the air and 0 touchdowns on the ground. The Spartans sit in 23rd in college football in terms of the opposition scoring, conceding 13.5 points per contest. They are allowing an average of 4.0 yards per running attempt and 177.5 rushing yards per contest on the season. For the season, they have allowed 355 rushing yards through 2 games. Concerning passing yardage, the Spartans are allowing 386 yards which has them sitting in 22nd in the country. During their 2 games, they have allowed 193.0 yards per game via the pass as well as conceding a completion percentage of 55.8%. In total, they are allowing 370.5 yards per game which puts them 48th in D-1.
For his career, Starkel has passed for a total of 3,807 yards with 29 touchdowns and 17 interceptions. Over the course of his time in college, he has taken off and run 20 times totaling -69 yds. His quarterback rating is 139.3 with a touchdown percentage of 6.0% and an interception percentage of 3.5%. He is averaging 181.3 yards per outing. Nick Starkel has completed 290 of his career 482 passes for a completion percentage of 60.2%.
The last time they took the field, the San Diego State Aztecs faced the Utah State Aggies and took home the victory by a score of 38-7. Greg Bell led the team in rushing in this contest. He tore off a long run of 30 yards and he notched 1 touchdown for this outing. He racked up a total of 157 yards by way of 22 carries which gave him an average of 7.1 yards per run. Kobe Smith led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 64 yards on 6 receptions. He earned an average of 10.7 yards per reception in this contest. Carson Baker went 18/27 with 163 yards by way of the pass and completed 2 touchdowns. He finished the game without throwing an interception.
In relation to their ability to score points, the Aztecs sit 24th in the country maintaining an average of 36.0 points per game. For the year to this point, the Aztecs have a total of 300 passing yards as well as an average of 150.0 passing yards per contest, which ranks 93rd in the nation. They hold an average of 347.0 yards per game via the rush and have run for 694 yards for the year. The San Diego State Aztecs have an average of 497.0 yards/outing ranking them 12th in college football. The Aztecs are relinquishing 6.5 points per game, which has them ranked 14th in D-1. Overall, they have given up 13 points in total. San Diego State has conceded a total of 183 yards via the ground game (91.5 yards per game) as well as 0 touchdown via the rush for the year. They have allowed 2 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 109.0 yards/outing, ranking them 16th in Division 1.
In 3 games in his career, Carson Baker has completed 49 of his 76 tries for a total of 472 yds. He is averaging 157.3 yards per game through the air with a 134.0 quarterback rating. Baker has thrown 4 TD's compared to 0 picks in his career. He has taken off and run for 45 yards on 17 tries. His TD percentage on pass attempts is 5.3%.
Who will win tonight's Spartans/Aztecs college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Spartans +10
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