Colorado State vs Fresno State 1/7/23 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

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The Fresno State Bulldogs and the Colorado State Rams meet Saturday in college basketball action from Moby Arena. Fresno State is currently 6-8 overall following an upset win over New Mexico. As for Colorado State, they’re 8-8 on the year after losing to Nevada on Wednesday. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.

Fresno State was just 3-7 through their first 10 games this season, beating only Fresno Pacific, CSU Northridge and UC Irvine. The Bulldogs are 3-1 since then with wins over CSUB, Wyoming and New Mexico. 

In the New Mexico matchup on Tuesday, the Bulldogs were up 36-32 by halftime. Fresno State kept the pace from there and won it 71-67. Isaih Moore led the team with 16 points, and Isaiah Hill added 14 points with four rebounds. 

Over on the Colorado State side, they were 6-4 after 10 games this year. The Rams lost to Charleston, Penn State, Northern Colorado and Colorado in that stretch. Colorado State has since gone 2-4 with wins over Peru State and Saint Mary’s. 

On Wednesday versus Nevada, Colorado State took a nine-point deficit into halftime. The Rams didn’t end up getting any closer and lost 80-69. Patrick Carter was the high scorer on the team with 18 points. 

PICK: I’m going to stay with Fresno State—so long as they don’t suffer a hangover from that big upset win over New Mexico, that is. The Bulldogs posted 50 percent shooting overall with a 31-30 rebounding advantage in that one and played quite well. That said, Fresno State has scored 58 or fewer points in four of their last five games; they’ll want to get moving quickly in this one. Colorado State should be able to stick to the cover pace themselves, so this should be an interesting matchup. 

Andrew Jett's Free Pick:Fresno State Bulldogs +5.5