Fresno State vs. Utah State - 2/20/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Utah State Aggies (13-11) at Fresno State Bulldogs (17-9)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Save Mart Center)
The Line: Fresno State Bulldogs -5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Fresno State Bulldogs and the Utah State Aggies face off on Saturday in Mountain West Conference college basketball action.
The Fresno State Bulldogs are 17-9 this season and they have won three of their last four games. Fresno State is averaging 73.2 points per game and they are shooting 42.2 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 71 points and their opponents are shooting 41.7 percent. Marvelle Harris leads the Bulldogs averaging 19.9 points per game. Torren Jones is averaging 10.5 points and 7.9 rebounds, Karachi Edo is averaging 9.3 points and 7.0 rebounds, and Paul Watson is averaging 9.0 points but all three of them are questionable for this game. Fresno State is 13-2 at home and 8-5 in the MWC.
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The Utah State Aggies are 13-11 this season and they have won their last two games. Utah State is averaging 71.7 points per game and they are shooting 44.5 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 72.3 points and their opponents are shooting 45 percent. Chris Smith leads the Aggies averaging 14.8 points and 5.6 rebounds per game. Jalen Moore is averaging 14.7 points and 5.8 rebounds, Shane Rector is averaging 8.8 points, and Lew Evans is averaging 8.7 points and 5.5 rebounds. Utah State is 4-6 on the road and 5-8 in MWC play.
Fresno State is 1-6 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread and 4-1 against the spread in their last five home games. Utah State is 2-5 against the spread in their last seven road games against a team with a winning home record and 1-7 against the spread in their last eight Saturday games. The favorite is 9-1-1 against the spread in the last 11 meetings of these two teams.
There are just too many question marks for Fresno State here so I have to take Utah State and the points.