Fresno St Bulldogs vs. IUPUI Jaguars - 12/20/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds & Prediction

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IUPUI Jaguars at Fresno St Bulldogs

Friday, December 20, 2019 at 10:00 PM (Save Mart Center)

Fresno St Bulldogs -13.5 (-110)

TV: DTV

The IUPUI Jaguars (4-8) will visit the Fresno State Bulldogs (5-5) at the Save Mart Center. IUPUI has won their last two games, one against an non-division 1 and most recently against Purdue FW, 74-65.

IUPUI is led by Marcus Burk who leads the team in scoring with 20 points per game on 44.8 percent from the field. Elyjah Goss rebounds 9.6 times per game while Jaylen Minnett averages 2.9 assists per game. IUPUI scores 65.3 points per game but allows opponents to score 73.3 points per game. IUPUI is an average rebounding team that shoots the ball a little over 40 percent. 

Fresno State has finally won a game after defeating Cal Poly, 62-37. The Bulldogs held Cal Poly to just 37 points all game on the road. Before this one, Fresno State had lost four straight games, two of them in overtime. The Bulldogs are led by Nate Grimes who averages 13.4 points per game on 51.5 percent shooting from the field. Grimes averages a double-double with 10.5 rebounds per game. Noah Blackwell averages four assists per game for Fresno State, while just turning the ball over 1.3 times per game. Fresno State is scoring just under 70 points per game. The Bulldogs are also average on the boards, but a little bit better than IUPUI. 

The Bulldogs, who played four of their last five games on the road, will feel good being home. The dominant win against Cal Poly should help bring confidence to a team that lost two overtime games, three days apart 

Jaguars are 26-60-1 ATS in their last 87 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
Bulldogs are 9-0 ATS in their last 9 home games following three or more consecutive road games.
Over is 13-3 in Jaguars last 16 games following a ATS win.
Over is 7-1 in Bulldogs last 8 overall.

IUPUI matches up well with Fresno State looking at the stats. Elyjah Goss against Nate Grimes down low is just what we need. Both forwards are fantastic rebounders that average just under four offensive rebounds each. I predict a close battle so I’ll take IUPUI and the points. Final Score Predictions: Fresno State wins, but doesn’t covers ATS, 72-71.

Aaron’s Pick Fresno St Bulldogs -13.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.