Saturday, January 7, 2017
Event Center Arena
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The Fresno State Bulldogs travel to Event Center Arena to play the San Jose State Spartans on Saturday, January 7, 2017.
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The Bulldogs come into this game with an overall record of 10-5 and a road record of 3-4. They are 9-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-5. The Spartans have an overall record of 7-6 and a home record of 5-3. They have an over/under record of 6-4 and they are 4-7 against the spread.
Paul Watson comes into this contest averaging 14.1 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulldogs. He pulls down 5.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Jahmel Taylor averages 12.8 points per game in 33.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game for Fresno State. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Brandon Clarke averages 15.8 points per game while playing 27.8 minutes per contest this year for the Spartans. He grabs 7.8 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage currently is at 63%. Ryan Welage averages 12.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26 minutes per contest. He also averages 5 rebounds per contest and 0.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Fresno State averages 73.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 152nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 2.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 51st. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 91st in the country. They average 35.5 rebounds per game and 12.8 assists per game which ranks them 190th and 215th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 207th with 13.8 per game. The Bulldogs allow 71.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 146th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 93rd and 67th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.9 rebounds a game which ranks 131st and they give up 13.1 assists per contest which puts them in 151st place in the country. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 85th in Division 1.
San Jose State averages 68.8 points per game this year which ranks them 250th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -3.4 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them sitting in the 280th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 275th in the nation. They average 35.4 rebounds per game and 11.9 assists per contest which ranks them 204th and 268th respectively. In the turnover department the Spartans rank 82nd with 12.3 per game. The Spartans allow 72.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 169th in the country. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 224th and 135th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.5 rebounds a game which ranks 206th and they give up 12 assists per contest which puts them in 87th place in the nation. The Spartans force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 178th in college basketball.
The Bulldogs average 70.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 78.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -2.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 3.7 per contest. The Bulldogs have an offensive rating of 103.8 and they assist on 48.6% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 71 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 54%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Fresno State turns the ball over an average of 17.1 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 12% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.3% while their offensive rebound percentage is 27.3%. The Bulldogs give up 72.9 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 74.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Spartans score 71.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 72.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -6.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 0.5 points per game. The Spartans have a rating on offense of 104.1 and 52.6% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 72.1 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. San Jose State turns it over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.3% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 31.4%. The Spartans give up 71.2 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 79.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Fresno State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Fresno State Bulldogs are 9-1 against the spread
The Fresno State Bulldogs are 5-5 against the over/under
San Jose State Spartans Betting Trends
The San Jose State Spartans are 4-7 against the spread
The San Jose State Spartans are 6-4 against the over/under
Fresno State Bulldogs Injuries
12/16/16 G Darryl McDowell-White Eligibility out indefinitely
San Jose State Spartans Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take San Jose State
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