Who's Playing

San Jose State @ Fresno State

Current Records: San Jose State 7-5; Fresno State 10-4

What to Know

The Fresno State Bulldogs are 9-2 against the San Jose State Spartans since January of 2016, and they'll have a chance to extend that success on Tuesday. The Bulldogs and SJSU will face off in a Mountain West battle at 10 p.m. ET at Save Mart Center. Fresno State won both of their matches against SJSU last season (79-64 and 80-65) and is aiming for the same result this time around.

Fresno State came up short against the Boise State Broncos two weeks ago, falling 65-55. One thing holding Fresno State back was the mediocre play of guard Isaiah Hill, who did not have his best game: he finished with only nine points on 3-for-12 shooting in his 30 minutes on the court.

Meanwhile, the Spartans took their game at home this past Saturday with ease, bagging a 118-43 victory over the Bethesda Flames.

The Bulldogs are the favorite in this one, with an expected 14-point margin of victory. Those burned by picking them against the spread two weeks ago might want to keep in mind that the squad has not yet dropped back-to-back games against the spread this season.

Fresno State is now 10-4 while SJSU sits at 7-5. A pair of stats to keep an eye on: Fresno State enters the contest with only 10.7 turnovers per game on average, good for 25th best in college basketball. Less enviably, the Spartans are 39th worst in college basketball in takeaways, with only 11.3 on average. So the cards are definitely stacked against SJSU.

How To Watch

  • When: Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET
  • Where: Save Mart Center -- Fresno, California
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $49.00

Odds

The Bulldogs are a big 14-point favorite against the Spartans, according to the latest college basketball odds.

Bettors have moved against the Bulldogs slightly, as the game opened with the Bulldogs as a 15.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Fresno State have won nine out of their last 11 games against San Jose State.

  • Jan 10, 2021 - Fresno State 80 vs. San Jose State 65
  • Jan 08, 2021 - Fresno State 79 vs. San Jose State 64
  • Feb 12, 2020 - Fresno State 84 vs. San Jose State 78
  • Jan 04, 2020 - Fresno State 79 vs. San Jose State 64
  • Mar 09, 2019 - Fresno State 121 vs. San Jose State 81
  • Jan 02, 2019 - Fresno State 73 vs. San Jose State 53
  • Feb 14, 2018 - Fresno State 77 vs. San Jose State 57
  • Feb 15, 2017 - Fresno State 77 vs. San Jose State 59
  • Jan 07, 2017 - San Jose State 69 vs. Fresno State 62
  • Feb 03, 2016 - San Jose State 65 vs. Fresno State 53
  • Jan 16, 2016 - Fresno State 81 vs. San Jose State 74

Injury Report for Fresno State

  • Jemarl Baker: Game-Time Decision (Knee)
  • Anthony Holland: Game-Time Decision (Illness)
  • Destin Whitaker: Game-Time Decision (Foot)

Injury Report for San Jose State

  • Ibrahima Diallo: Game-Time Decision (Knee)