San Jose State at Fresno State NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/9/2019
Saturday, March 9, 2019
Save Mart Center
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The San Jose State Spartans travel to Save Mart Center to play the Fresno State Bulldogs on Saturday, March 9, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Fresno State as 24.5 point favorites.
San Jose State comes into this game with an overall record of 4-25. They currently have a point differential of -14.5 as they are averaging 65.7 points per game while giving up 80.2 per contest. Fresno State has an overall mark of 21-8. They are averaging 75.6 points per contest and giving up 67.1, which is a point differential of 8.4.
Valuable San Jose State Spartans Betting Trends
The San Jose State Spartans are 11-16-1 against the spread
The San Jose State Spartans are 19-8-1 against the over/under
Important Fresno State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Fresno State Bulldogs are 17-11-0 against the spread
The Fresno State Bulldogs are 13-15-0 against the over/under
Key San Jose State Spartans Injuries
11/09/18 G Caleb Simmons Foot is out for season
Key Fresno State Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Michael Steadman comes into this contest averaging 13.3 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 8.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 61%. Noah Baumann averages 10.7 points per game in 27.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 2.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Braxton Huggins averages 18.8 points per game while playing 30.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. Deshon Taylor averages 17.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 4.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
San Jose State averages 65.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 324th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is -14.5 and their shooting percentage is 40% as a team, which has them ranked 340th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 286th in the nation. They average 37.1 rebounds per game and 13.6 assists per game, which ranks them 88th and 160th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 22nd with 15.7 per game. The Spartans allow 80.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 339th in the country. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 318th and 292nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.7 rebounds a game which ranks 273rd and they give up 16.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 344th place in Division 1. They force 11.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 41st in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Fresno State is 101st in the country with 75.6 points per game this year. They are 159th in Division 1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 8.4. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 40th in the nation. They are 163rd in the NCAA in rebounding with 35.7 boards per game, and 156th in assists per contest with 13.7. The Bulldogs are 197th in turnovers per game with 12.8. The Bulldogs surrender 67.1 points per contest, which ranks them 64th in D-1. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 63rd and 17th in those defensive statistics. They rank 62nd with 11.6 assists allowed per contest and 134th with 34.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulldogs are 217th in country in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per game.
The Spartans are 340th in the nation in offensive rating with 91.6. In terms of pace they are 97th in the country with 71.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 46% is 337th. As a team they are 340th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 262nd in Division 1. San Jose State is 27th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.1 times per 100 possessions.
Fresno State is 188th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions. The Bulldogs are 78th in the country in offensive rating with 108.2. In terms of pace they are 165th in Division 1 with 69.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 67th. As a team they are 74th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 47% of their shots, ranking 17th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's San Jose State/Fresno State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Fresno State -24.5
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