Fresno State vs Colorado State Pick - Basketball Predictions & Odds 2/18/23

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The Colorado State Rams and the Fresno State Bulldogs meet Saturday in college basketball action from Save Mart Center. Colorado State comes into this one at 11-15 overall. The Rams lost a close one to Boise State on Wednesday. As for Fresno State, they’re sitting at 9-16 on the year after a close loss of their own to San Diego State. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.

Colorado State Rams 

Colorado State hit a .500 run to start the year, going 9-9 over their first 18 games. The Rams have gone just 2-6 since then however, falling to San Diego State, Wyoming, Boise State, UNLV, Utah State and Boise State again in that time. 

In the Wednesday rematch with Boise State, the Rams were down 36-31 going into the second half. Colorado State made a run with 47 second-half points but fell short in an 80-78 defeat. Leading scorer Patrick Cartier put up 18 points with four rebounds. 

Fresno State Bulldogs 

Over on the Fresno State side, they opened the year at 7-11 overall. The Bulldogs are 2-5 in their last seven games with losses to Boise State, Utah State, Wyoming, Nevada and San Diego State. The wins came versus UNLV and San Jose State.

Matched up against San Diego State on Wednesday, Fresno State took a 25-23 edge into the locker room. The Bulldogs fell behind on a 22-18 run from there however and took a tough loss 45-43. Isaiah Hill led the way on 16 points and six rebounds in the defeat. 


I might take a stab on Fresno State here. Probably staying away, though. The Bulldogs put up a most valiant effort on Wednesday versus a great San Diego State team, but ultimately came up short. Fresno held the Aztecs to just 32.7 percent shooting in that one and posted a 38-34 rebounding advantage. The Fresno State 3-point shooting was an ice-cold eight percent (2-of-25), though. The last time these teams met up, Colorado State pulled off a 79-57 win at home. If the Bulldogs can put together another gritty performance like Wednesday however, I think they can post a cover/win. 

Andrew Jett's Free Pick:Fresno State Bulldogs -1