Fresno State vs. Colorado State - 2/17/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado State Rams (11-16) at Fresno State Bulldogs (18-8)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Save Mart Center)
The Line: Fresno State Bulldogs -13 -- Over/Under: 145 See the Latest Odds
We have some Mountain West conference action on the hardwood as the Colorado State Rams visit the Fresno State Bulldogs in a college basketball matchup.
The Colorado State Rams will look to build some momentum after snapping a 7 game losing skid with a 90-79 win over San Jose State in their last outing. Nico Carvacho had a monster outing for the Rams, scoring 26 points on 11 of 14 shooting with 20 rebounds for a massive double-double, while Anthony Bonner came 2nd with 19 points on 7 of 10 shooting with 5 threes. Raquan Mitchell added 11 points with a team-high 5 assists, while Prentiss Nixon added 10 points and 5 assists of his own in the winning effort. Deion James scored just 7 points but still leads the Rams in scoring with 10.3 points per game while Carvacho leads the Rams on the glass with 10.2 rebounds per game and Che Bob leads the team in assists with 2 helpers per game this season. As a team, Colorado State is scoring 72.6 points per game on 41.8% shooting from the field, 33% from behind the arc and 72.9% from the foul line this season.
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The Fresno State Bulldogs come into this one looking to extend their current 3 game winning streak following a 77-57 win over San Jose State last time out. Jaron Hopkins led Fresno State with 20 points on 8 of 12 shooting with 7 rebounds and a team-high 4 assists, while Deshon Taylor added 19 points on 6 of 13 shooting with 3 threes as the only other Bulldog to score in double figures in the losing effort for Fresno State. Taylor leads Fresno State with an average of 18.5 points and 2.8 assists per game while Nate 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% shooting from the field, 40.7% from behind the arc and 69.8% from the foul line this season.
Colorado State is 3-10 ATS in their last 13 road games and 4-1-2 ATS in their last 7 games against a team with a winning record while the over is 9-3 in their last 12 games overall. Fresno State is 21-10 ATS in their last 31 home games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 conference matchups. The home team is 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings between these two teams.
This seems like a lot of points to lay here, but I’m not giving much merit to Colorado State snapping their skid against the cellar-dweller in the Mountain West. Fresno State has played well lately and have been doing well ATS as well. Not to mention the home team has had all of the success ATS when these two meet over the last few years, so I’ll lay the points with Fresno State in this one.