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The San Jose State Spartans (1-1) are in action on Saturday at 10:30 PM ET against the Western Michigan Broncos (1-2) at CEFCU Stadium.
The Spartans are solid favorites (-7) in their game versus the Broncos, with the over/under being 49 points. (On the moneyline, the Spartans are -268 and the Broncos are +212.)
Game Info and Betting Lines for San Jose State vs. Western Michigan
- Game Day: Saturday, September 24, 2022
- Game Time: 10:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: CBS Sports Network
- Location: San Jose, California
- Stadium: CEFCU Stadium
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San Jose State Betting Insights
- San Jose State won five games against the spread last season, failing to cover seven times.
- San Jose State was favored by 7 points or more three times last season, and covered the spread in one of those games.
- Last season, six San Jose State games went over the point total.
San Jose State Stats & Insights
- San Jose State racked up 8.2 fewer points per game (20.0) than Western Michigan allowed (28.2) last season.
- San Jose State was 1-1 against the spread and 2-0 overall in games when it scored more than 28.2 points last year.
- Last year Western Michigan had a 2-0 record against the spread and a 3-0 record overall in games when it held opponents to less than 20.0 points.
- San Jose State averaged only 9.5 more yards per game (340.3) than Western Michigan allowed per outing (330.8) last season.
- In games that San Jose State churned out more than 330.8 yards last season, the team was 5-2 against the spread and 4-3 overall.
- In games Western Michigan limited its opponents to fewer than 340.3 yards last season, it had a 3-1-1 record ATS and a 4-1 record overall.
- San Jose State rushed for 120.6 yards per game last season, 23.9 fewer than the 144.5 Western Michigan allowed per contest.
- Last season San Jose State had a 3-1 ATS record and a 3-1 overall record in games the team rushed for more than 144.5 yards.
- Last year, Western Michigan was 3-2 against the spread and 4-1 overall when holding opponents to fewer than 120.6 rushing yards.
- Last year San Jose State turned the ball over 23 times, 10 more than Western Michigan’s takeaways (13).
San Jose State’s Best Players
- Nick Starkel had a passing stat line last season of 1,645 yards with a 51.6% completion rate (128-for-248), nine touchdowns, seven interceptions, and an average of 137.1 yards per game.
- Last year, Tyler Nevens ran for 756 yards on 167 attempts (63.0 yards per game) and scored seven times.
- Nick Nash put up 386 yards on 68 carries (32.2 yards per game), with two rushing touchdowns last season.
- In the previous year, Derrick Deese Jr. grabbed 47 passes (on 84 targets) for 730 yards (60.8 per game). He also found the end zone four times.
- Isaiah Hamilton amassed 414 yards on 31 grabs with two touchdowns. He was targeted 61 times, and averaged 34.5 receiving yards per game.
- Jermaine Braddock hauled in 27 passes for 390 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 32.5 yards per game last season.
- Viliami Fehoko’s hard work last season produced a stat line of 7.0 sacks, 8.0 TFL and 27 tackles.
- Kyle Harmon was a wrecking ball on the field, collecting 95 tackles, 3.0 TFL, and one sack last year.
- Last season Nehemiah Shelton had a huge stat line of two interceptions, 47 tackles and two passes defended.
Western Michigan Betting Insights
- Western Michigan compiled a 5-6-1 record against the spread last season.
- Western Michigan was an underdog by 7 points or more two times last season, and covered the spread in one of those contests.
- In Western Michigan games last year, combined scoring went over the point total six times.
Western Michigan Stats & Insights
- Western Michigan averaged 6.0 more points per game (32.5) than San Jose State surrendered (26.5) last season.
- Western Michigan was 4-2 against the spread and 5-1 overall last year when the team put up more than 26.5 points.
- When San Jose State limited opponents to fewer than 32.5 points last year, it had a 5-5 record against the spread and a 5-5 record overall.
- Western Michigan collected 96.4 more yards per game (467.7) than San Jose State gave up per matchup (371.3) last season.
- In games that Western Michigan piled up over 371.3 yards last season, the team was 4-5 against the spread and 6-4 overall.
- In games San Jose State held its opponents to fewer than 467.7 yards last year, it had a 5-6 record ATS and a 5-6 record overall.
- Last season Western Michigan piled up 214.1 rushing yards per game, 78.9 more than San Jose State allowed per outing (135.2).
- Last season Western Michigan had a 5-4 ATS record and a 7-3 overall record in games the team ran for more than 135.2 yards.
- Last season, San Jose State was 4-6 against the spread and 4-6 overall when holding opponents to fewer than 214.1 yards on the ground.
- Last year Western Michigan turned the ball over 16 times, four more than San Jose State’s takeaways (12).
Western Michigan’s Best Players
- Kaleb Eleby threw for an average of 252.1 pass yards per game and tossed 23 touchdowns last season.
- Sean Tyler averaged 88.5 rushing yards per game and scored nine rushing touchdowns.
- La’Darius Jefferson ran for 10 touchdowns on 836 yards a year ago.
- Skyy Moore was targeted 10.1 times per game and collected 1,283 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns over the course of 2021.
- Corey Crooms collected six touchdowns and had 764 receiving yards (58.8 ypg) in 2021.
- Jaylen Hall caught 47 passes on his way to 756 receiving yards and three touchdowns a season ago.
- Ali Fayad proved to be a menacing defender last year, recording 11.5 sacks, 12.0 TFL and 36 tackles.
- Corvin Moment put together a great stat line last year, tallying 63 tackles, 13.0 TFL, and four sacks.
- Last year Dorian Jackson picked off two passes to go along with 22 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and seven passes defended.