Colorado State at Fresno State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/17/2018
Saturday, February 17, 2018
Save Mart Center
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The Colorado State Rams travel to Save Mart Center to play the Fresno State Bulldogs on Saturday, February 17, 2018. The opening line for this game has Fresno State as 14.5 point favorites.
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Colorado State heads into this matchup with a mark of 11-16. They currently have a point differential of -4.7 as they are averaging 72.6 points per contest while giving up 77.3 per game. Fresno State has an overall record of 18-8. They are averaging 78.3 points per game and surrendering 68.7, good for a point differential of 9.6.
Valuable Colorado State Rams Betting Trends
The Colorado State Rams are 8-13 against the spread this season
The Colorado State Rams are 14-9 against the over/under this year
Important Fresno State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Fresno State Bulldogs are 10-12 against the spread this season
The Fresno State Bulldogs are 12-10 against the over/under this year
Key Colorado State Rams Injuries
01/25/18 G J.D. Paige Hand is out indefinitely
Key Fresno State Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Che Bob averages 10.2 points per game in 26.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2 assists per contest and 6.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%. Deion James averages 10.3 points per game while playing 24.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.1 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 at 72%.
Bryson Williams averages 12.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.8 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 62% and his free throw percentage is 61%. Deshon Taylor averages 18.5 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rams allow 77.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 294th in the nation. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 235th and 266th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.5 rebounds a game which ranks 210th, and they give up 15.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 309th place in the country. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 119th in college basketball. Colorado State averages 72.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 220th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is -4.7 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 310th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 277th in D-1. They average 38.3 rebounds per game and 12.8 assists per game, which ranks them 54th and 237th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 183rd with 13.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulldogs surrender 68.7 points per contest, which ranks them 86th in the country. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 189th and 328th in those defensive statistics. They rank 77th with 12.1 assists allowed per contest, and 8th with 30.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulldogs are 154th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.0 per game this season. Fresno State is 70th in Division 1 with 78.3 points per game this year. They are 12th in the country in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 9.6. They shoot 41% from 3-point range, which is good for 14th in the nation. They are 254th in college basketball in rebounding with 34.0 boards per game and 180th in assists per contest with 13.7. The Bulldogs are 293rd in turnovers per game with 11.8.
The Rams are 296th in the country in defensive rating with 108.1, and their offensive rating of 101.4 is ranked 254th. They are 135th in college basketball in pace with 70.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 316th. As a unit they are 298th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 234th in D-1. Colorado State is 221st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 291st in the country.
Fresno State is 264th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 197th in Division 1. The Bulldogs are 126th in the nation in defensive rating with 100.6, and their offensive rating of 114.6 is ranked 23rd. They are 273rd in D-1 in pace with 67.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 22nd. As a unit they are 27th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 308th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Colorado State/Fresno State college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Fresno State -14.5
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