Colorado State vs Fresno State College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/28/20

Colorado State vs Fresno State College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/28/20 Photo by Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Fresno State Bulldogs (2-0) at Colorado State Rams (3-1)

College Basketball: Monday, December 28, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Moby Arena)

The Line: Colorado State Rams -8 -- Over/Under: 140 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Fresno State Bulldogs and the Colorado State Rams meet in college basketball action from Moby Arena on Monday night.

The Fresno State Bulldogs will look to build off of their 2-0 start after a 78-65 win over subdivision Fresno Pacific last time out. Junior Ballard led the Bulldogs with 17 points on 5 of 7 shooting with a pair of threes, 6 rebounds and a pair of steals while Orlando Robinson added 14 points with 11 rebounds for the double-double. Isaiah Hill added 12 points with a team-high 6 assists and 3 steals while Deon Stroud chipped in 10 points with a pair of blocks to finish off the scoring in double figures for Fresno State in the win. Anthony Holland also had 6 points with 10 rebounds as well in the victory for Fresno State. Ballard leads Fresno State in scoring with 17 points per game while Robinson leads the Bulldogs in rebounding with 10.5 rebounds per game and Hill leads the Bulldogs in assists with 4 assists per game this season. As a team, Fresno State is averaging 82.5 points on 47.5% shooting from the field, 36.1% from 3-point range and 64.3% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 56 points on 31% shooting from the field and 29% from 3-point range this season.

The Colorado State Rams will look to add to their 3-1 start after a 70-57 win over Santa Clara last time out. David Roddy led the Rams with 16 ppoints along with team-highs of 8 rebounds and 4 assists with a pair of steals while Isaiah Stevens added 14 points on 5 of 9 shooting with 4 assists of his own. Kendle Moore and John Tonje each had 12 points with Tonje adding 3 threes and a pair of steals while Moore shot 5 of 10 with a pair of triples and 4 rebounds. Adam Thistlewood added 10 points with 8 rebounds of his own to finish off the scoring in double figures for Colorado State in the win. Roddy leads the Rams in scoring and rebounding with an average of 15.3 points and 8.3 rebounds per game while Stevens leads the Rams in assists with 4.8 assists per game this season. As a team, Coloado State is averaging 70.8 points on 44.3% shooting from the field, 34.1% from 3-point range and 74.3% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 59.8 points on 37.8% from the field and 25% from 3-point range this season.

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Fresno State is 17-8-1 ATS in their last 26 road games and 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a win while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600. Colorado State is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against a team with a winning record and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 Monday games while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 games following a win. The home team is 9-2 ATS in the last 11 meetings between these two teams and the favorite is 11-4 ATS in the last 15 meetings between these two teams as well.

The points with Fresno State are tempting, but the Bulldogs really haven’t played anybody up to this point, and not necessarily by choice as it’s the perils of the 2020 season as cancellations have become commonplace. With that said, the level of competition is what it is and the fact of the matter is that Colorado State is going to be a much stiffer test than anything Fresno State’s played to this point and I think it’s going to be a wake-up call for the Bulldogs in this one. I’ll lay the points with Colorado State in this one.

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Chris’s Pick Colorado State -8

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