Fresno State vs. Utah State - 1/7/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Utah State Aggies (9-5) at Fresno State Bulldogs (6-9)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 11:00 pm (Save Mart Center)
The Line: Fresno State Bulldogs -2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT-Rocky Mountain
The Fresno State Bulldogs and the Utah State Aggies face off on Wednesday at Save mart Center in college basketball action.
The Fresno State Bulldogs are 6-9 this season but they are coming off of their biggest win of the year beating San Diego State. Fresno State is averaging 61.2 points and they are shooting 40.7 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 66.8 points and their opponents are shooting 44.3 percent. Marvelle Harris leads the Bulldogs averaging 17.1 points and 5.2 rebound per game. Julien Lewis is averaging 12.5 points, Paul Watson is averaging 11.7 points, and Karachi Edo is averaging 10.3 points. Fresno State is 5-1 at home this season.
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The Utah State Aggies are 9-5 this season and have won six of their last seven games. USU is averaging 65.7 points and they are shooting 42.1 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 63 points and their opponents are shooting 44.3 percent. Jalen Moore leads the Aggies averaging 15 points and 7.1 rebounds per game. David Collette is averaging 13.5 points and 5.2 rebounds, Chris Smith is averaging 11.6 points, and Darius Perkins is averaging 9.9 points. Utah State is 3-3 on the road this season.
Fresno State is 11-4 against the spread against the Mountain West, 3-9-1 against the spread in their last 13 games, and 1-10 against the spread following a win. Utah State is 6-1 against the spread against the Mountain West, 17-8 against the spread following a win, and 40-17-1 against the spread against a team with a losing record. The favorite is 7-1-1 against the spread in the last nine meetings of these two.
I am not sure how Fresno State is favored here but I am not going to worry about it and just take the points.