Fresno State vs. Wyoming - 1/17/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Wyoming Cowboys (15-3) at Fresno State Bulldogs (9-9)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Save Mart Center)
The Line: Fresno State Bulldogs +2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Wyoming Cowboys and Fresno State Bulldogs play Saturday at the Save Mart Center.
The Wyoming Cowboys have won seven of their last eight games and play their sixth true road game. On the season, Wyoming is averaging 63.4 points on 49.9 percent shooting and is allowing 52.6 points on 39.6 percent shooting. Larry Nance Jr. is averaging 15.9 points and 6.8 rebounds while Josh Adams is averaging 11.2 points and 3.7 assists. Derek Cooke Jr. is grabbing 4.4 rebounds and Charles Hankerson Jr. is shooting 44.7 percent from the field. The Wyoming Cowboys are one of the top shooting teams in the country, which includes 72.5 percent from the line and 32.9 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, Wyoming is allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and has given up 60 or less points in six of its last seven games.
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The Fresno State Bulldogs have won four straight games and look for their fifth MWC win. On the season, Fresno State is averaging 65.8 points on 43.4 percent shooting and is allowing 64.7 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Marvelle Harris is averaging 18.3 points and 3.7 assists while Cezar Guerrero is averaging 15 points and three rebounds. Paul Watson is grabbing 4.1 rebounds and Julien Lewis is shooting 38.7 percent from the field. The Fresno State Bulldogs are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and have given up 66 or less points in six of their last eight games. Offensively, Fresno State is shooting 69.9 percent from the line and 30.8 percent from downtown. Fresno State is 6-1 SU on its home court.
The Cowboys are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Bulldogs are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 vs. Mountain West. The Cowboys are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
I've liked this Fresno State team going back to last season, as the Bulldogs just find ways to win games and seem to play their best once MWC play picks up. While Wyoming is getting a lot more hype, I like the Bulldogs to pull off the upset on their home court.