Utah State Aggies at Fresno State Bulldogs
Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 10:00 PM (Save Mart Center)
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The Utah State Aggies and the Fresno State Bulldogs meet in Mountain West conference college basketball action from the Save Mart Center on Saturday night.
The Utah State Aggies will look to retain their spot near the top of the Mountain West standings, sitting at 9-5 in conference play after a 3rd straight win coming in the form of a 75-72 win over Colorado State last time out. Sam Merrill leads the Aggies in scoring and assists with 18.4 points and 4 assists per game while Neemias Queta is averaging 12.4 points and 6.8 rebounds and Justin Bean is averaging 12.2 points and a team-high 10.2 rebounds to round out the trio of double-digit scorers for Utah State this season. As a team, Utah State is averaging 76.7 points per game on 45.4% shooting from the field, 32.2% from behind the 3-point line and 77.5% from the foul line while allowing opponents to average 64.1 points on 39.7% shooting from the field and 30.5% from behind the arc this season. Utah State is 3-5 straight up and 2-6 against the spread this season.
The Fresno State Bulldogs will try to make up some ground in the Mountain West standings this season, sitting on a 5-9 mark in conference play after an 84-78 win over San Jose State last time out. Orlando Robinson leads the Bulldogs in scoring with 13.1 points and 7.2 rebounds per game while New Williams is 2nd with 12.2 points and Nate Grimes is 3rd in scoring and tops in rebounding with 9.8 rebounds per game this season. Jarred Hyder is averaging 9.1 points and a team-high 2.8 assists per game this season. As a team, Fresno State is averaging 69.4 points on 41.8% shooting from the field, 33% from behind the 3-point line and 70.7% from the foul line while allowing 69 points on 41.5% shooting from the field and 34.9% from the 3-point line this season. Fresno State is 5-6 straight up and 2-7-1 against the spread at home this season.
Head-to-head, the underdog is 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings between these two teams.
I think anyone who has followed me or most of us on the live show know how much we aren’t fans of Fresno State as the Bulldogs keep getting all of this unwarranted love when they’re just having an off year, and this line is more proof of that. Fresno State is a dog at home sure, but the Aggies are only laying a couple of buckets when they’re heads and shoulders the better team here. I’m not buying it. I’ll lay the points with Utah State on the road in this one.