San Jose State vs. Fresno State - 1/14/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Fresno State Bulldogs (8-9) at San Jose State Spartans (2-14)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 10:00 pm (The Event Center)
The Line: San Jose State Spartans +10.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Fresno State Bulldogs and San Jose State Spartans clash Wednesday at the Event Center.
The Fresno State Bulldogs have won three straight games and play their eighth true road game. On the season, Fresno State is averaging 61.7 points on 41 percent shooting and is allowing 65.7 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Marvelle Harris is averaging 18.5 points and 3.6 assists while Julien Lewis is averaging 12.1 points and 4.1 rebounds. Paul Watson is the third player averaging double-digit points and Karachi Edo is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Fresno State Bulldogs still lack scoring depth with just four players averaging at least nine points while they’re shooting 69.7 percent from the line and 29.8 percent from downtown. Defensively, Fresno State is allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and has given up 66 or less points in five of its last seven games.
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The San Jose State Spartans have lost six straight games and are still looking for their first conference win. On the season, San Jose State is averaging 52.4 points on 35.9 percent shooting and is allowing 69.7 points on 47.7 percent shooting. Rashad Muhammad is averaging 12.5 points and 2.5 rebounds while Jaleel Williams is averaging nine points and 3.8 rebounds. Darryl Gaynor II is dishing 2.3 assists and Ivo Basor is grabbing 5.4 rebounds. The San Jose State Spartans remain flat out awful on the offensive end, as they’re shooting just 59.3 percent from the line and 28.7 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, SJSU is allowing 41.2 percent shooting from downtown and has given up 74 or more points in three of its last five games. San Jose State is 2-5 SU at home this season.
The Bulldogs are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 road games and 13-4 ATS in their last 17 vs. Mountain West. The Spartans are 16-38-1 ATS in their last 55 home games and 3-13-1 ATS in their last 17 vs. Mountain West. The Bulldogs are 1-5-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings in San Jose State and the favorite is 6-2-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings.
Fresno State has seemed to peak when conference play begins the last couple of years and nothing has changed this season. Meanwhile, SJSU is one of the worst teams in the country and has shown no signs of turning things around. The Spartans will suffer yet another ugly loss here.