San Diego State Aztecs vs. Fresno State Bulldogs - 3/12/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Fresno State Bulldogs (24-9) vs. San Diego State Aztecs (25-8)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 6:00 pm (Thomas & Mack Center)
The Line: San Diego State Aztecs -- See the Latest Odds
The San Diego State Aztecs will play the Fresno State Bulldogs in the Mountain West Conference Tournament Championship Game.
The Fresno State Bulldogs are 24-9 (13-5) and are the #2 seed in the Mountain West tournament. Fresno State is coming off wins against UNLV by a score of 95-82 and Colorado State by a score of 64-56. Fresno State defeated San Diego State at home by a score of 58-57 in these two teams second meeting of the season. Fresno State is averaging 75.9 points per game while giving up 71.1 points per game. Fresno State is also averaging 37.7 rebounds per game and 13.9 assists per game. Marvelle Harris is averaging 20.8 points per game and 4.6 assists per game for Fresno State. Karachi Edo is averaging 9.8 points per game and 6.5 rebounds per game for the Bulldogs. Fresno State is shooting 68.8% on free throws, 34.1% on three-pointers, and 43.7% on all field goal attempts.
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The San Diego State Aztecs are 25-8 (16-2) and are the #1 seed in the Mountain West tournament. San Diego State is coming off of wins against Utah State by a score of 71-65 and Nevada by a score of 67-55. San Diego State defeated Fresno State at home by a score of 73-67 in these two teams first meeting of the season. San Diego State is averaging 68.3 points per game while giving up 60.2 points per game. San Diego State is also averaging 38.9 rebounds per game and 10.7 assists per game. Jeremy Hemsley is averaging 12.9 points per game and 2.6 rebounds per game for San Diego State. Trey Kell is averaging 12.8 points per game and 4.1 rebounds per game for the Aztecs. San Diego State is shooting 68.8% on free throws, 32.4% on three-pointers, and 42.2% on all field goal attempts.
This should be a very entertaining championship game between two teams that split their season series. Fresno State has the higher scoring offense, while San Diego State has one of the best defenses in the country. San Diego State has the rebounding advantage, while Fresno State has the shooting advantage. I think this game could go either way, so I am taking the points with Fresno State.