Fresno State vs. San Diego State - 2/6/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Diego State Aztecs (13-8) at Fresno State Bulldogs (16-8)
College Basketball: Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 11:00 pm (Save Mart Center)
The Line: Fresno State Bulldogs -3.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
We have a Mountain West Conference college basketball matchup on Tuesday night, as the San Diego State Aztecs take on the Fresno State Bulldogs.
The San Diego State Aztecs will try to find some consistent play after alternating wins and losses in each of their last 4 games, including an 81-50 blowout over Air Force last time out. Jalen McDaniels led the Aztecs with 16 points on 7 of 10 shooting with 13 rebounds for the double-double while Jeremy Hemsley added 14 points. Devin Watson and Max Montana added 13 points apiece to round out the scoring in double figures for SDSU in the win, with both adding 3 triples, while Montana added 6 rebounds and Watson dished out a team-high 4 assists. Matt Mitchell added 4 points to match his 4 assists with 3 blocks, while Malik Pope added 9 points with 6 boards and 3 threes of his own in the winning effort for San Diego State. Watson leads SDSU with an average of 13.2 points and 4.2 assists per game while McDaniels is the team’s top rebounder with 7 rebounds per game this season. As a team, San Diego State is scoring 78.8 points per game on 46% shooting from the field, 34.2% from behind the arc and 73% from the foul line this season.
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The Fresno State Bulldogs will look to build some momentum after snapping a mini 2 game losing streak with an 80-62 win over Wyoming in their last outing. Nate Grimes led the Bulldogs with 20 points on 8 of 11 shooting with 12 rebounds for the double-double, while Jaron Hopkins came 2nd with 16 points and a team-high 6 assists for Fresno State. Deshon Taylor added 15 points while Bryson Williams added 12 points with a pair of blocks and Ray Bowles Jr. chipped in 10 points to round out the double digit scoring for Fresno State in the winning effort for the Bulldogs. Taylor leads Fresno State with an average of 19 points and 2.8 assists per game while Grimes is the Bulldogs’ top rebounder with 6 boards per game this season. As a team, Fresno State is scoring 78.3 points per game on 50.1% shooting from the field, 41% from behind the arc and 69.4% from the foul line this season.
San Diego State is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a win of 20 or more points and 5-11-2 ATS in their last 18 road games against a team with a home winning % better than .600 while the over is 5-0 in their last 5 road games. Fresno State is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a win while the under is 13-6 in their last 19 conference matchups. The underdog is 7-0 ATS in the last 7 meetings between these two teams.
Neither of these two teams have been the most consistent to back as of late, however, these two teams seem to always play each other close considering how much success the underdog has had ATS in this matchup, covering in each of the last 7 meetings. That’s enough of a trend to roll with as I think this is a coin flip situation, so I’ll take the Aztecs and the points here.