Boise State vs. Fresno State - 3/7/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Fresno State Bulldogs (15-15) at Boise State Broncos (23-7)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Taco Bell Arena)
The Line: Boise State Broncos -10.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Fresno State Bulldogs and Boise State Broncos meet Saturday at the Taco Bell Arena.
The Fresno State Bulldogs look to stay hot after winning four of their last six. On the season, Fresno State is averaging 63.9 points on 42.1 percent shooting and is allowing 66.6 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Marvelle Harris is averaging 17.1 points and 3.8 assists while Julien Lewis is averaging 11.6 points and 3.7 rebounds. Cezar Guerrero is dishing 2.5 assists and Paul Watson is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Fresno State Bulldogs have four double-digit scorers, and they’re shooting 69.3 percent from the line and 31.3 percent from deep. Defensively, Fresno State is allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and has given up 66 or less points in four of its last six games.
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The Boise State Broncos look to build on their five-game winning streak. On the season, Boise State is averaging 69.6 points on 45.4 percent shooting and is allowing 60.6 points on 41.6 percent shooting. Derrick Marks is averaging 19.8 points and three assists while James Webb III is averaging 11.3 points and 7.8 rebounds. Nick Duncan is grabbing 3.5 rebounds and Mikey Thompson is dishing 1.9 assists. The Boise State Broncos have three players averaging at least nine points, and they’re shooting 73.2 percent from the line and 39.6 percent from deep. Defensively, Boise State is allowing 30.7 percent shooting from deep and has given up 65 or less points in five straight games.
The Bulldogs are 3-10-1 ATS in their last 14 road games and 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games following a ATS loss. The Broncos are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 home games and 16-5 ATS in their last 21 vs. Mountain West. The Bulldogs are 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the underdog is 18-7-1 ATS in the last 26 meetings.
Fresno State still gets no respect from anybody despite playing some of its best ball lately. The Bulldogs have covered their last six games against the Broncos, and I like the value of the points here.