Fresno State at Utah State College Basketball Picks & Parlay 1/3/2018
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Dee Glen Smith Spectrum
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The Fresno State Bulldogs head to Dee Glen Smith Spectrum to take on the Utah State Aggies on Wednesday, January 3, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Fresno State as 2 point favorites.
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Fresno State heads into this matchup with a mark of 11-4. They currently have a point differential of 12.8 as they are averaging 79.1 points per contest while giving up 66.3 per game. Utah State has an overall record of 8-7. They are averaging 73.9 points per game and surrendering 69.8, good for a point differential of 4.1.
Valuable Fresno State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Fresno State Bulldogs are 5-6 against the spread this season
The Fresno State Bulldogs are 7-4 against the over/under this year
Important Utah State Aggies Betting Trends
The Utah State Aggies are 5-7 against the spread this season
The Utah State Aggies are 4-8 against the over/under this year
Key Fresno State Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Utah State Aggies Injuries
11/24/17 G Brock Miller Foot is out indefinitely
11/05/17 C Norbert Janicek Knee is out for season
01/02/18 C Klay Stall Back is "?" Wednesday vs Fresno State
Bryson Williams averages 12.3 points per contest in 26.1 minutes per game this year. He averages 0.7 assists per game and 6.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 65% for the season while his free throw percentage is 59%. Deshon Taylor averages 18.4 points per contest while playing 32.9 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Koby McEwan averages 13.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 27.2 minutes per game. He also hauls in 3.7 rebounds per game and dishes 2.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 70%. Sam Merrill scores 15 points per contest while playing 33.8 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 3.2 rebounds per contest and has 3.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulldogs allow 66.3 points per contest which is 55th in Division 1. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 145th and 303rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 28.6 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd, and they allow 11.1 assists per game which puts them in 42nd place in the country. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 180th in the nation. Fresno State averages 79.1 points per contest this year, which is 86th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 12.8 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a unit, which has them ranked 21st. From 3-point territory they shoot 40%, which is good for 24th in college basketball. They average 35.3 boards per contest and 13.5 assists per game, which ranks them 214th and 205th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 248th with 12.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Aggies give up 69.8 points per game, which ranks them 125th in the country. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 139th and 227th in those defensive statistics. They rank 165th with 13.1 dimes allowed per game and 175th with 35.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Aggies are 173rd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per contest this year. Utah State is 200th in Division 1 with 73.9 points per contest this season. They are 158th in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 4.1. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 143rd in D-1. They are 250th in college basketball in rebounding with 34.5 boards per contest and 198th in assists per game with 13.7. The Aggies are 216th in turnovers per contest with 12.9.
The Bulldogs are 23rd in the nation in offensive rating with 115.9, and their defensive rating of 97.2 is ranked 110th. In terms of pace they are 293rd in the country with 68.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% is 27th. As a team they are 33rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 276th in Division 1. Fresno State is 216th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 146th in the nation.
Utah State is 182nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 159th in Division 1. The Aggies are 178th in the nation in defensive rating with 100.4, and their offensive rating of 106.2 is ranked 160th. They are 241st in D-1 in pace with 69.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 120th. As a unit they are 134th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 67th in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Fresno State -2 and over 149 total points
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