Oregon vs. Fresno State - 11/30/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Fresno State Bulldogs (5-0) at Oregon Ducks (5-0)
College Basketball: Monday, November 30, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Matthew Knight Arena)
The Line: Oregon Ducks -11.5 -- Over/Under: 148.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: PAC 12 Networks
The Fresno State Bulldogs will travel to Matthew Knight Arena to take on the 21st ranked Oregon Ducks this Monday night in College Basketball action.
The Fresno State Bulldogs improved to 5-0 (0-0 Mountain West) on the season after defeating the Delaware State Hornets, 80-59, this past Friday. Fresno State went on a 20-0 run early in the 2nd half to take complete control of the game and secure the victory. Fresno State shot 44.3% from the field and 41.7% (10-24) from beyond the arc. The Bulldogs held the Hornets to 31.7% shooting from the field and outrebounded Delaware State by a 51-32 margin. Leading the way for Fresno State was Cezar Guerrero who had 20 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 assists. On the season, the Bulldogs have been led by Marvelle Harris (20.2 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 6.0 apg), Cezar Guerrero (13.2 ppg, 4.0 rpg), and Torren Jones (11.8 ppg, 10.0 rpg). Offensively Fresno State is averaging 77.8 ppg on 42.2% shooting. The Bulldogs average 6.4 three-pointers per game on 34.8% three-point shooting. Defensively, Fresno State is holding their opponents to an average of 66.6 ppg on 38.8% shooting. The Bulldogs average 8.6 steals per game and have a rebound margin of 7.6.
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The 21st ranked Oregon Ducks (5-0; 0-0 Pac-12) stayed undefeated on the season after defeating the Arkansas State Red Wolves, 91-68, this past Wednesday. Oregon has a 13 point lead at halftime in this one and had 4 players score in double digits in the victory. Oregon shot 46.8% from the field and 27.3% (6-22) from beyond the arc. The Ducks held the Red Wolves to 32.4% shooting from the field and forced Arkansas State into committing 21 turnovers. Leading the way for Oregon was Chris Boucher who had 17 points, 9 rebounds, and 9 blocks. On the season, the Ducks have been led by Tyler Dorsey (15.2 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 3.4 apg), Elgin Cook (12.8 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 2.8 apg), and Chris Boucher (12.4 ppg, 7.6 rpg, 4.2 bpg). Offensively, Oregon is averaging 79.0 ppg on 47.2% shooting. The Ducks average 15.0 apg and shoot 65.1% from the FT line. Defensively, Oregon is holding their opponents to an average of 62.6 ppg on 38.0% shooting. The Ducks average 6.8 bpg and have a turnover margin of 4.8.
The Bulldogs are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 Monday games however, just 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record. The Ducks are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 home games and 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games following a S.U. win.
Fresno State has had a great start to their season led by their talented backcourt duo of Marvelle Harris and Cezar Guerrero and a defense that is holding teams to under 40.0% shooting from the field. Oregon has been dominant at home to start the season and also is showing that they can get it done on the defensive end. The Bulldogs are an experienced team that could be one of the better Mountain West teams this season and as I think both defensives will keep this score low, I’m going to take the double-digits points in this one. Take Fresno State and the points.