Fresno State at San Diego State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/8/2018
Thursday, March 8, 2018
Thomas & Mack Center
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The Fresno State Bulldogs travel to Thomas & Mack Center to play the San Diego State Aztecs on Thursday, March 8, 2018. The opening line for this game has San Diego State as 3 point favorites.
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Fresno State heads into this matchup with a mark of 21-10. They currently have a point differential of 8.7 as they are averaging 77.6 points per contest while giving up 68.9 per game. San Diego State has an overall mark of 19-10. They are averaging 77.4 points per contest and giving up 68.0, which is a point differential of 9.3.
Valuable Fresno State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Fresno State Bulldogs are 12-15 against the spread this season
The Fresno State Bulldogs are 14-13 against the over/under this year
Important San Diego State Aztecs Betting Trends
The San Diego State Aztecs are 17-10 against the spread this season
The San Diego State Aztecs are 13-14 against the over/under this year
Key Fresno State Bulldogs Injuries
02/27/18 G Jaron Hopkins Foot is out for season
Key San Diego State Aztecs Injuries
12/31/17 G Montaque Gill-Caesar Left Team is out for season
Bryson Williams averages 13.5 points per game in 28.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 60% for the year while his free throw percentage is 59%. Deshon Taylor averages 17.9 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Devin Watson averages 12.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.5 rebounds per contest and 3.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 76%. Malik Pope averages 12.8 points per game while playing 26 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 70%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulldogs allow 68.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 91st in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 145th and 288th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.9 rebounds a game which ranks 16th, and they give up 11.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 56th place in the country. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 213th in college basketball. Fresno State averages 77.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 76th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 8.7 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 19th in D-1. They average 33.9 rebounds per game and 13.2 assists per game, which ranks them 253rd and 205th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 271st with 11.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Aztecs surrender 68.0 points per contest, which ranks them 64th in the country. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 73rd and 80th in those defensive statistics. They rank 213th with 13.8 assists allowed per contest, and 60th with 32.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Aztecs are 239th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per game this season. San Diego State is 81st in Division 1 with 77.4 points per game this year. They are 118th in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 9.3. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 227th in the nation. They are 68th in college basketball in rebounding with 37.8 boards per game and 82nd in assists per contest with 15.2. The Aztecs are 276th in turnovers per game with 11.9.
The Bulldogs are 33rd in the nation in offensive rating with 112.8, and their defensive rating of 100.2 is ranked 102nd. In terms of pace they are 250th in the country with 68 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 31st. As a team they are 40th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 319th in Division 1. Fresno State is 251st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 144th in the nation.
San Diego State is 300th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 89th in Division 1. The Aztecs are 40th in the nation in defensive rating with 97.3, and their offensive rating of 110.7 is ranked 64th. They are 160th in D-1 in pace with 69.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 137th. As a unit they are 131st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 183rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Fresno State/San Diego State college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take San Diego State -3
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