Fresno State at Utah State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/9/2019
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
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The Fresno State Bulldogs head to Smith Spectrum to take on the Utah State Aggies on Wednesday, January 9, 2019. The opening line for this game has Utah State as 6 point favorites.
Fresno State comes into this game with an overall record of 11-3. They currently have a point differential of 13.8 as they are averaging 79.4 points per game while giving up 65.6 per contest. Utah State has an overall record of 11-4. They are averaging 79.1 points per game and surrendering 65.1, good for a point differential of 13.9.
Valuable Fresno State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Fresno State Bulldogs are 9-4-0 against the spread this season
The Fresno State Bulldogs are 7-6-0 against the over/under this year
Important Utah State Aggies Betting Trends
The Utah State Aggies are 8-6-0 against the spread this season
The Utah State Aggies are 8-6-0 against the over/under this year
Key Fresno State Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Utah State Aggies Injuries
11/09/18 C Klay Stall ACL is out for season
11/09/18 F Roche Grootfaam ACL is out for season
Braxton Huggins comes into this game averaging 17.8 points per contest while playing 30.1 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is 78%. Deshon Taylor averages 17.4 points per contest in 35.0 minutes per game. He averages 5.2 assists per game and 3.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Sam Merrill scores 19.3 points per contest while playing 32.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.7 rebounds per contest and has 4.0 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 93%. Dwayne Brown Jr. averages 10.4 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 18.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.3 rebounds per game and has 0.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Fresno State averages 79.4 points per contest, which is 63rd in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 13.8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 91st. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 51st in the nation. They average 35.9 boards per contest and 16.0 assists per game, which ranks them 189th and 48th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 204th with 13.1 per game. The Bulldogs allow 65.6 points per contest, which is 55th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 40% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 64th and 28th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.9 rebounds a game which ranks 114th, and they allow 11.1 assists per game which puts them in 58th place in the country. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 278th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah State is 72nd in the nation with 79.1 points per contest this season. They are 77th in the country in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 13.9. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 217th in the NCAA. They are 11th in D-1 in rebounding with 42.3 boards per contest and 40th in assists per game with 16.3. The Aggies are 89th in turnovers per contest with 14.6. The Aggies give up 65.1 points per game, which ranks them 46th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 36% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 3rd and 72nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 35th with 10.7 dimes allowed per game and 24th with 30.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Aggies are 109th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.0 per contest this year.
The Bulldogs have an offensive rating of 110.8, which is ranked 61st. They are 152nd in college basketball in pace with 71.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 48th. As a unit they are 39th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shot attempts, ranking 50th in D-1. Fresno State is 194th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions.
Utah State is 107th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.4 times per 100 possessions. The Aggies have an offensive rating of 108.5, which is ranked 93rd. They are 84th in D-1 in pace with 72.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 121st. As a unit they are 72nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 266th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Fresno State/Utah State college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Fresno State +6
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