Saturday, February 20, 2016
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The Utah State Aggies travel to Save Mart Center to play the Fresno State Bulldogs on Saturday, February 20, 2016. The opening line for this game has Fresno State as 6 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 142.
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The Aggies come into this game with an overall record of 13-11 and a road record of 4-6. They are 9-12 against the spread and their over/under record is 12-9. The Bulldogs have an overall record of 17-9 and a home record of 13-2. They have an over/under record of 11-10 and they are 11-10 against the spread.
Chris Smith comes into this contest averaging 14.8 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Aggies. He pulls down 5.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 76%. Jalen Moore averages 14.3 points per game in 33.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 5.4 rebounds per game for Utah State. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 65%.
Marvelle Harris averages 19.9 points per game while playing 36.4 minutes per contest this year for the Bulldogs. He grabs 4.9 rebounds per game and has 4.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage currently is at 75%. Torren Jones averages 10.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.9 rebounds per contest and 0.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 66%.
Utah State averages 71.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 190th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -0.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 129th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 51st in the country. They average 34.5 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per game which ranks them 249th and 128th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 76th with 11.6 per game. The Aggies allow 72.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 178th in the nation. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 242nd and 305th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.5 rebounds a game which ranks 152nd and they give up 14.1 assists per contest which puts them in 241st place in the country. They force 11.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 271st in the Division 1.
Fresno State averages 73.2 points per game this year which ranks them 159th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 2.2 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 245th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 184th in the nation. They average 38.4 rebounds per game and 12.7 assists per contest which ranks them 66th and 203rd respectively. In the turnover department the Bulldogs rank 43rd with 11.2 per game. The Bulldogs allow 71 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 150th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 81st and 62nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 37.2 rebounds a game which ranks 247th and they give up 12.3 assists per contest which puts them in 113th place in the nation. The Bulldogs force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 36th in college basketball.
The Aggies average 68.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 72.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -8.3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 0.7 per contest. The Aggies have an offensive rating of 106.2 and they assist on 54.8% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 68 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 38% of their shots. Utah State turns the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.9% while their offensive rebound percentage is 28.6%. The Aggies give up 76.7 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 71.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Bulldogs score 76.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 69.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 0 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 7 points per game. The Bulldogs have a rating on offense of 103.9 and 50.4% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 70.1 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Fresno State turns it over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 11.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.6% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 32.7%. The Bulldogs give up 69.8 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 69.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Utah State Aggies Betting Trends
The Utah State Aggies are 9-12 against the spread
The Utah State Aggies are 12-9 against the over/under
Fresno State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Fresno State Bulldogs are 11-10 against the spread
The Fresno State Bulldogs are 11-10 against the over/under
Utah State Aggies Injuries
11/12/15 F David Collette Personal quit the team
01/18/16 F Grayson Moore Foot likely out for season
Fresno State Bulldogs Injuries
02/19/16 F Karachi Edo Wrist "?" Saturday vs. Utah State
02/19/16 G Paul Watson Calf "?" Saturday vs. Utah State
02/19/16 F Torren Jones Undisclosed doubtful Saturday vs. Utah State
Guy's Pick: Take Utah State
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