Fresno State at Utah State NCAA Basketball Picks Against the Spread 3/15/2019
Friday, March 15, 2019
Thomas & Mack Center
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The Fresno State Bulldogs head to Thomas & Mack Center to take on the Utah State Aggies on Friday, March 15, 2019. The opening line for this game has Utah State as 2.5 point favorites.
Fresno State comes into this game with an overall record of 22-8. They currently have a point differential of 10.0 as they are averaging 77.0 points per game while giving up 67.0 per contest. Utah State has an overall record of 25-6. They are averaging 79.5 points per game and surrendering 67.3, good for a point differential of 12.2.
Valuable Fresno State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Fresno State Bulldogs are 19-11-0 against the spread this season
The Fresno State Bulldogs are 14-15-0 against the over/under this year
Important Utah State Aggies Betting Trends
The Utah State Aggies are 16-15-0 against the spread this season
The Utah State Aggies are 17-13-0 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 18.7 points per contest while playing 30.0 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 79%. Deshon Taylor averages 18.4 points per contest in 35.7 minutes per game. He averages 5.0 assists per game and 3.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Sam Merrill scores 21.1 points per contest while playing 35.2 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.9 rebounds per contest and has 4.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 91%. Neemias Queta averages 11.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 26.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 8.8 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 63% and his free throw percentage is 54%.
Useful Team Statistics
Fresno State averages 77.0 points per contest, which is 67th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 10.0 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 107th. From 3-point territory they shoot 39%, which is good for 20th in the nation. They average 35.8 boards per contest and 14.4 assists per game, which ranks them 153rd and 99th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 216th with 12.6 per game. The Bulldogs allow 67.0 points per contest, which is 60th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 66th and 18th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.8 rebounds a game which ranks 116th, and they allow 11.8 assists per game which puts them in 74th place in the country. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 242nd in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah State is 39th in the nation with 79.5 points per contest this season. They are 35th in the country in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 12.2. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 116th in the NCAA. They are 12th in D-1 in rebounding with 40.2 boards per contest and 10th in assists per game with 17.2. The Aggies are 191st in turnovers per contest with 12.8. The Aggies give up 67.3 points per game, which ranks them 66th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 39% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 11th and 262nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 57th with 11.4 dimes allowed per game and 25th with 31.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Aggies are 123rd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.4 per contest this year.
The Bulldogs have an offensive rating of 110.1, which is ranked 53rd. They are 150th in college basketball in pace with 69.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 33rd. As a unit they are 39th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 48% of their shot attempts, ranking 10th in D-1. Fresno State is 208th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions.
Utah State is 213th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions. The Aggies have an offensive rating of 112.2, which is ranked 31st. They are 123rd in D-1 in pace with 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 49th. As a unit they are 30th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 198th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Fresno State/Utah State college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Fresno State +2.5
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