CBI Championship Game 2 Siena Saints vs. Fresno State Bulldogs Pick-Odds-Prediction - 4/2/14
Fresno State Bulldogs (20-17) at Siena Saints (19-17)
College Basketball: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Times Union Center)
The Line: Siena Saints -1.5 -- Over/Under: 137 See the Latest Odds
The Fresno State Bulldogs look to even the CBI championship when they visit the Siena Saints for game two.
Fresno State had been playing their best basketball in the CBI with solid performances at both ends of the floor. Having said that the Bulldogs seemed to have a better then average chance at defeating visiting Siena in game one on their home floor where they have been very good. It didn't work out that way as ball handling was a problem in a 61-57 loss on Monday. This game was there for the taking with nearly 48% shooting that was offset by 16 turnovers.
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The Saints were the big benefactors of Fresno's miscues because their shot weren't falling at all with a mere 33% marksmanship. However, 15 offensive rebounds combined with the Bulldogs trouble handling the ball led to 17 more looks at the basket that was decisive. The Saints also went 15-17 at the charity stripe compared to the home team's 8-13 which was crucial coming down the stretch.
Cezar Guerrero led the Bulldogs with 15 points, six pulls and five helpers followed byAlex Davis and Marvelle Harris with 12 points each while Tyler Johnson contributed ten points. The Saints were led in the scoring column by Lavon Long with 13 points before he fouled out in 24 minutes while Rob Poole tossed in 12 with the duo of Brett Bisping and Ryan Oliver combined for 18 points with the latter snagging six pulls.
I make no secret that I want Siena to win and the way they perform at home says they have a chance. I also have to be honest and say the better team lost Monday if not for mistakes and it was still close. I'm keeping my fingers crossed with Siena but Poole has to play...