Fresno State vs. Evansville - 12/20/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Evansville Purple Aces (9-2) at Fresno State Bulldogs (8-3)
College Basketball: Sunday, December 20, 2015 at 4:00 pm (Save Mart Center)
The Line: Fresno State Bulldogs -2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Evansville Purple Aces and Fresno State Bulldogs square off Sunday at the Save Mart Center.
The Evansville Purple Aces look to stay hot after winning six of their last seven games. The Evansville Purple Aces are averaging 80.9 points on 51.9 percent shooting and allowing 69.6 points on 42.7 percent shooting. D.J. Balentine is averaging 21.8 points and 5.4 assists while Egidijus Mockevicius is averaging 17.5 points and 13.5 rebounds. Jaylon Brown is the third double-digit scorer and Mislav Brzoja is dishing 4.4 assists. The Evansville Purple Aces are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 73.2 percent from the free throw line. Evansville is allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 11.8 turnovers per game. The Evansville Purple Aces have split their last 10 road games.
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The Fresno State Bulldogs look for a feel good victory after splitting their last six games. The Fresno State Bulldogs are averaging 74.6 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 69.3 points on 41.2 percent shooting. Marvelle Harris is averaging 18.5 points and 4.7 assists while Torren Jones is averaging 11.3 points and 8.3 rebounds. Cezar Guerrero is the third double-digit scorer and Paul Watson is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Fresno State Bulldogs are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 68.9 percent from the free throw line. Fresno State is allowing 31.6 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 14.7 turnovers per game. The Fresno State Bulldogs have won nine straight home games.
The Purple Aces are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Bulldogs are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games and 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
Evansville may have the better player, but Fresno State has shown a lot this season and continues to play very well at home. I'll take the home team and lay the bucket.