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San Jose State vs Fresno State Picks and Odds

Robert Duff

by Robert Duff in College Football

Updated Oct 14, 2022 · 3:00 PM PDT

San Jose State vs Fresno State Picks and Odds
Oct 1, 2022; Laramie, Wyoming, USA; San Jose State Spartans quarterback Chevan Cordeiro (2) celebrates after a touchdown against the Wyoming Cowboys during the fourth quarter at Jonah Field at War Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Babbitt-USA TODAY Sports
  • The San Jose State Spartans are 8.5-point road favorites over the Fresno State Bulldogs in their college football game slated for Saturday, October 15
  • The Bulldogs are 3-1 straight up in the past four meetings between the two schools
  • See all the San Jose State vs Fresno State picks and odds in the story below

Recency is weighing in choices much more heavily than history as the San Jose State Spartans (4-1, 4-1 ATS) and Fresno State Bulldogs (1-4, 0-5 ATS) are getting set to renew hostilities.

The Spartans are 3-0 both straight up and against the spread in their past three games. Meanwhile, the Bulldogs are 0-4 SU in the past four games and 0-5 ATS this season.

Ignoring the fact that Fresno State is 3-1 SU over the past four games against San Jose State, oddsmakers are setting up the Spartans as 8.5-point road favorites. The Bulldogs are also 3-1-1 ATS in the past five meetings with the Spartans.

San Jose State vs Fresno State Odds

Team Spread Total Moneyline
San Jose State Spartans -8.5 (-110) O 47 (-110) -335
Fresno State Bulldogs +8.5 (-110) U 47 (-110) +260

Odds as of October 14 at Caesars Sportsbook. See the available Caesars Sportsbook bonus code here.



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Going back to last season, Fresno State is on an 0-6 ATS skid. San Jose State is 8-3 ATS through the past 11 games.

The kickoff for this game at Bulldog Stadium at Jim Sweeney Field is set for 10:45 pm ET on Saturday, October 15. The weather forecast is predicting clear skies, 6 mph wind and a temperature of 83 degrees. The broadcast of the game can be seen on FS2.

San Jose State vs Fresno State Betting Trends

At moneyline odds of -335, the Spartans are offering an implied probability of victory of 77.01% in the CFB odds. A successful $10 wager on San Jose State would be delivering a payout of just $13.00.

In terms of NCAA public betting trends, the public is utterly enthralled with the Spartans. San Jose State is drawing 85% of handle and 78% of bets in spread wagering. On the moneyline, 82% of handle and 90% of bets are going with the Spartans. When it comes to the total of 47 points, there’s a significant difference of public opinion. The over is drawing 71% of the bets. However, it’s the under that’s getting 76% of the handle.

In NCAA future book wagering, the Spartans are the +200 second betting choice to win the Mountain West Conference title. Fresno State is the +700 fourth pick in this betting market.

Caesars Sportsbook is offering an odds boost on a four-team parlay involving the Spartans. Take San Jose State, the Oregon State Beavers, Air Force Falcons and Hawaii Rainbow Warriors all to win in CFB Week 7 and get a boost up to +700. There’s a $100 maximum wager on this promotion.

Spartans Getting It Done On Both Sides Of Ball

For the second straight week, Spartans quarterback Chevan Cordeiro is the selection as Mountain West Conference offensive player of the week. Last week saw him throwing for four touchdowns in the win over UNLV. He’ll be facing a Fresno State defense that is 88th in the nation (397.4 yards per game), allowing 18 TDs.

San Jose State is 14th in the NCAA in total defense (288.0 YPG), allowing just eight TDs in five games. Forcing eight turnovers, the Spartans are showing a +7 turnover ratio. That good’s for a share of sixth in the nation. There are 19 different San Jose State defenders who’ve recorded tackles for losses this season.

QB1 Haener Hurting For Bulldogs

QB1 Jake Haener (ankle) will be missing his third consecutive game for the Bulldogs. Haener is an All-Conference caliber QB who’s shown pro potential. With Logan Fife at the helm of the  offense, Fresno State is getting beaten like a drum. In two games as the starter, Fife is 0-2. He’s yet to throw a touchdown pass and has been picked off four times.

In a measure of comparison, Fife’s first starting assignment saw the Bulldogs losing 19-14 to UConn, the Huskies limiting Fresno State to 187 yards of total offense. It was the first win by the Huskies against an FBS school since 2019. With Haener at the helm, a 2021 game saw Fresno State whipping UConn 45-0.

San Jose State vs Fresno State Prediction

It’s the first home game in a month for the Bulldogs. It’s also homecoming and a showdown against their biggest rivals.

However, without Haener and facing San Jose State’s stout defense, this figures to be a game where the Bulldogs are biting off more than they can chew.

Pick: San Jose State Spartans -8.5 (-110).

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