Fresno State vs. Colorado State - 2/18/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado State Rams (21-5) at Fresno State Bulldogs (12-13)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 10:00 pm (Save Mart Center)
The Line: Fresno State Bulldogs +4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Colorado State Rams and Fresno State Bulldogs meet Wednesday at the Save Mart Center.
The Colorado State Rams hope to get back on track after splitting their last six games. On the season, CSU is averaging 72.2 points on 44.4 percent shooting and is allowing 64.2 points on 42.4 percent shooting. J.J. Avila is averaging 16 points and 7.6 rebounds while Stanton Kidd is averaging 11.7 points and 4.9 rebounds. Daniel Bejarano is the third double-digit scorer and Gian Clavell is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Colorado State Rams have six players averaging at least 7.6 points, and they’re shooting 66.8 percent from the line and 35.6 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, CSU is allowing 35.6 percent shooting from downtown and has given up 59 or less points in three of its last five games.
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The Fresno State Bulldogs hope to get back to .500 after splitting their last eight games. On the season, Fresno State is averaging 62.9 points on 41.1 percent shooting and is allowing 66 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Marvelle Harris is averaging 17.4 points and 3.5 assists while Paul Watson is averaging 11.4 points and 4.4 rebounds. Julien Lewis is grabbing 3.8 rebounds and Cezar Guerrero is dishing 2.3 assists. The Fresno State Bulldogs have four double-digit scorers, and they’re shooting 70.1 percent from the line and 30.8 percent from downtown. Defensively, Fresno State is allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and has given up 64 or less points in four of its last six games.
The Rams are 3-11 ATS in their last 14 road games and 18-39-2 ATS in their last 59 games overall. The Bulldogs are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 home games and 4-12-1 ATS in their last 17 games following a S.U. win. The favorite is 5-2-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
Although the Colorado State Rams have been bad on the road this season, they're by far the better team in this matchup. The 80-57 score a couple of weeks ago shows just how much of a mismatch this is.. Give me the Rams and the chalk.