Fresno State vs. San Jose State - 1/16/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Jose State Spartans (6-11) at Fresno State Bulldogs (11-6)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Save Mart Center)
The Line: Fresno State Bulldogs -15.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The San Jose State Spartans and Fresno State Bulldogs play Saturday at the Save Mart Center.
The San Jose State Spartans could use a win after losing six of their last eight games. The San Jose State Spartans are averaging 74.5 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 74.2 points on 42.8 percent shooting. Frank Rogers is averaging 13.7 points and 7.2 rebounds while Princeton Onwas is averaging 11.9 points and 3.1 assists. Ryan Welage is the third double-digit scorer and Gary Williams Jr. is dishing 1.9 assists. The San Jose State Spartans are shooting 31.3 percent from beyond the arc and 67.2 percent from the free throw line. San Jose State is allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and is grabbing 37.6 rebounds per game. The San Jose State Spartans have lost 20 of their last 21 road games.
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The Fresno State Bulldogs look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Fresno State Bulldogs are averaging 75.4 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 69.6 points on 41.7 percent shooting. Marvelle Harris is averaging 18.8 points and 4.3 assists while Torren Jones is averaging 10.8 points and 7.9 rebounds. Karachi Edo is grabbing 7.4 rebounds and Cezar Guerrero is dishing 2.1 assists. The Fresno State Bulldogs are shooting 32 percent from beyond the arc and 66.1 percent from the free throw line. Fresno State is allowing 31.4 percent shooting from deep and is grabbing 39.9 rebounds per game. The Fresno State Bulldogs have won 14 of their last 17 home games.
The Spartans are 9-1-1 ATS in their last 11 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Bulldogs are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 24-11-3 ATS in their last 38 games following a straight up loss. The Spartans are 1-3-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Fresno State and 0-2-2 ATS in the last 4 meetings overall.
Fresno State is the better team and San Jose State is AWFUL on the road when it comes to wins. However, the Spartans have covered nine of their last 11 road games. That's what we like to hear, right?