Tommy D. is going to break down this awesome game and give us his predictions and odds for today.

S. Utah vs San Jose State (Aug 28th)

The Southern Utah Thunderbirds head to San Jose to face the Spartans in a game that the Thunderbirds are heavy underdogs. Southern Utah nearly went 0-6 in their shortened 2020 season but claimed a win over Cal Poly. As they head into this game as +24-point underdogs per BetOnline they’ll try to pull off an upset.

San Jose State went 7-0 through their 2020 season but fell short in the Bowl Game against Ball State. This year they’ll look to have repeated success and get it started early against Southern Utah. Twenty-four points is a lot to cover but the Spartans are known to put a lot of points on the board. The only question now is whether they can put up enough to cover or should we take the Thunderbirds here? Let’s go over some more game details and get you our Thunderbirds vs Spartans pick.

S. Utah Hopes To Bring The Thunder On Saturday


To be fair to the Thunderbirds, these are high hopes. We’ve seen upsets before though so you can’t count them out. They had a nice win over Cal Poly but their 2020 opponents don’t quite match the San Jose State Spartans. What we need to figure out is whether or not they’re an option to take at the sportsbook. Coming in at +24 per BetOnline is a big help here because Southern Utah kept their games close in 2020. They’ve gone 1-4 ATS in their last five games though, which definitely is a cause for concern. Perhaps the most troublesome part is that we haven’t seen Southern Utah play against a team like the Spartans.

San Jose State Looks For A Fast Start To The Season


As they prepare to start the season the San Jose Spartans hope for one similar to 2020. The good news is they’re getting a great start by going against the Southern Utah Thunderbirds. After their loss in the Offerpad Arizona Bowl, the Spartans will hope for another bowl appearance this season. They’ll likely need to go undefeated again to do so, starting with the Thunderbirds. Going against the spread has gone well for the Spartans over their last eight games, going 6-1-1. An interesting trend to note is that the total has gone under in six of their last six games. San Jose State is also 6-0 in their last six games played at home. However, they haven’t covered a spread this large before.

Our Pick For The Thunderbirds Vs Spartans


Clearly, the question isn’t whether or not San Jose State will win the game. The question is, can they cover the 24 point spread. San Jose State was a great team in 2020 but never beat a team by this many points. That doesn’t mean that they aren’t a viable option at the sportsbook on Saturday though. We’re going to put our trust in the San Jose State Spartans here and hope they can cover. Nothing is a sure thing but they showed incredible talent over the course of their 2020 season. Southern Utah shouldn’t be able to put up enough points to rival the Spartans on Saturday and will start their season 0-1. The Spartans however will get a strong start to their season going 1-0 and covering the spread.

OSB Official Pick: San Jose State Spartans -24 (at BetOnline). To get daily game analysis visit our blog, sign up for our free picks and follow us on instagram and youtube. Current odds brought to you by BetOnline