Boise State vs. Fresno State - 1/9/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Fresno State Bulldogs (11-5) at Boise State Broncos (11-4)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 6:00 pm (Taco Bell Arena)
The Line: Boise State Broncos -7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Boise State Broncos and the Fresno State Bulldogs face off on Saturday in MWC college basketball.
The Boise State Broncos are 11-4 this season and they have won their last eight games. Boise State is averaging 75.5 points and they are shooting 45.9 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 71.4 points and their opponents are shooting 45.7 percent. James Webb III leads the Broncos averaging 16 points and 8.3 rebounds per game. Anthony Drmic is averaging 13.9 points, Nick Duncan is averaging 11.5 points, and Mikey Thompson is averaging 10.9 points. Boise State is on a roll and they are looking like a NCAA Tournament team.
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The Fresno State Bulldogs are 11-5 this season and they have won three of their last four games. Fresno State is averaging 74.2 points and they are shooting 43.6 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 70.3 points and their opponents are shooting 41.7 percent. Marvelle Harris leads the Bulldogs averaging 18.4 points per game. Torren Jones is averaging 11.1 points and 7.8 rebounds, Karachi Edo is averaging 9.3 points and 7.5 rebounds, and Paul Watson is averaging 9.3 points. Fresno State is 2-3 on the road this season.
Boise State is 1-5 against the spread in their last six games, 0-5 against the spread in their last five home games, and 13-5 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread. Fresno State is 6-14-1 against the spread in their last 21 road games, 5-12 against the spread in their last 17 road games against a team with a winning home record, and 1-4-1 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread. The underdog has covered the point spread in seven of the last nine meetings of these two.
Boise has been strong and while I am not loving this number they are my play here.