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NCAAF Betting Predictions 2021 Week 0: Thunderbirds vs Spartans 08/28/2021 at Aggie Memorial Stadium
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Thunderbirds vs Spartans 08/28/2021 – The San Jose Spartans ended the last NCAA Football season with a promising note and they hope to build on that this year. They will kick-off against the visiting Southern Utah Thunderbirds this coming Saturday, August 28. This game will be played at the CEFCU Stadium in San Jose, California and CBSSN has the broadcast rights. The live coverage happens at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time and it will also be available through online live streaming at SofaScore. This is going to be a lopsided victory predicted by NCAA football lines for the San Jose Spartans over the Southern Utah Thunderbirds.
Thunderbirds vs Spartans 08/28/2021
The Southern Utah Thunderbirds had a very horrendous season finishing 1-5 and ending with a three-game losing streak. They were able to average 26.5 points and 379 yards but gave up 27.3 points and 414 yards. The record doesn’t really justify the Thunderbirds’ efforts as they only lost by an average of three points. Justin Miller will be the quarterback for this season after doing 1,700 yards and 15 touchdowns. He will have Dayne Christiansen, Landen Measom and Brandon Schenks backing him up and will be his main offensive weapons. On the defensive end, La’akea Kaho’ohanohano-Davis was their anchor after making a total of 57 tackles.
Players to Watch: C. Helbig QB (CMP 276 ATT 419 YDS 2952 CMP% 65.9 AVG 7 LNG 56 TD 15 INT 12 SACK 27 SYL -183 RTG 131.1), T. Skidmore QB (CMP 17 ATT 27 YDS 213 CMP% 63 AVG 7.9 LNG 32 TD 2 INT 1 SACK 2 SYL -15 RTG 146.3), T. Duckett RB (ATT 86 YDS 420 AVG 4.9 LNG 54 TD 5), J. Felila RB (ATT 89 YDS 338 AVG 3.8 LNG 43 TD 2), L. Lawson RB (REC 78 YDS 735 AVG 9.4 LNG 55 TD 3).
The San Jose Spartans finished the Mountain West Conference with an unblemished record of 6-0 and an overall of 7-1. The only loss that they experienced was against the Ball State Cardinals which was their last game. Nick Starkel will be this year’s main QB and he had 2,100 yards and 17 touchdowns last season. Their receiver situation is going to be tough but Derrick Lewis and Tyler Nevens at tight end are expected to step up. The defensive line will be anchored by Kyle Harmon after making 78 tackles and his help will come from Cade Hall who had 10 sacks last year.
Players to Watch: N. Starkel QB (CMP 163 ATT 254 YDS 2174 CMP% 64.2 AVG 8.6 LNG 69 TD 17 INT 7 SACK 6 SYL -46 RTG 152.6), N. Nash QB (CMP 20 ATT 34 YDS 213 CMP% 58.8 AVG 6.3 LNG 32 TD 2 INT 2 SACK 2 SYL -7 RTG 119.1), T. Nevens RB (ATT 66 YDS 515 AVG 7.8 LNG 72 TD 5), K. Robinson RB (ATT 66 YDS 515 AVG 7.8 LNG 72 TD 5), B. Gaither WR (REC 41 YDS 725 AVG 17.7 LNG 69 TD 4).
Thunderbirds vs Spartans Betting Numbers
Southern Utah are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
San Jose State are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 games.
Thunderbirds vs Spartans Betting Picks
These are very contrasting teams just by looking at their performance last year. The San Jose Spartans will give it all in front of their home crowd and the top online sportsbook has them winning by a very wide margin over the Southern Utah Thunderbirds.