St. Mary's vs Fresno State NCAA Basketball Tips 11/20/2019
Game: St. Mary's Gaels vs Fresno State Bulldogs
Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Location: Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Fresno State +8.5
The St. Mary's Gaels travel to Golden 1 Center to play the Fresno State Bulldogs on Wednesday, November 20, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has St. Mary's as 8.5 point favorites.
St. Mary's comes into this game with an overall record of 3-1. They currently have a point differential of 12.3 as they are averaging 71.0 points per game while giving up 58.8 per contest. Fresno State has an overall mark of 2-2. They are averaging 73.0 points per contest and giving up 66.0, which is a point differential of 7.0.
Valuable St. Mary's Gaels Betting Trends
The St. Mary's Gaels are 1-3-0 against the spread
The St. Mary's Gaels are 1-3-0 against the over/under
Important Fresno State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Fresno State Bulldogs are 1-2-0 against the spread
The Fresno State Bulldogs are 2-1-0 against the over/under
Key St. Mary's Gaels Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Fresno State Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Malik Fitts averages 13.0 points per game in 32.8 minutes per contest. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 6.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 69%. Jordan Ford comes into this contest averaging 19.8 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per night. He pulls down 2.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is at 67%.
Nate Grimes averages 10.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 24.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.3 rebounds per contest and 0.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 50%. Jarred Hyder averages 17.0 points per game while playing 34.0 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.0 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Gaels allow 58.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 42nd in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc, ranking them 231st and 79th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 27.0 rebounds a game which ranks 9th, and they give up 7.3 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the NCAA. They force 14.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 151st in the nation. St. Mary's averages 71.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 216th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 12.3 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 76th. Behind the arc they shoot 46% which is good for 6th in D-1. They average 34.0 rebounds per game and 12.3 assists per contest, which ranks them 272nd and 233rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 188th with 13.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulldogs surrender 66.0 points per contest, which ranks them 148th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 26% average from 3-point range, ranking them 115th and 50th in those defensive statistics. They rank 214th with 12.8 assists allowed per contest, and 188th with 36.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulldogs are 98th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per game. Fresno State is 183rd in the country with 73.0 points per game this year. They are 238th in the D-1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 7.0. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 201st in the nation. They are 117th in the country in rebounding with 39.8 boards per game and 160th in assists per contest with 14.0. The Bulldogs are 105th in turnovers per game with 15.3.
The Gaels are 130th in the nation in offensive rating with 105.2. In terms of pace they are 330th in the country with 65.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 61st. As a team they are 62nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 218th in Division 1. St. Mary's is 114th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.2 times per 100 possessions.
Fresno State is 116th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.1 times per 100 possessions. The Bulldogs are 206th in the country in offensive rating with 99.7. In terms of pace they are 195th in Division 1 with 70.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 168th. As a team they are 182nd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 51% of their shots, ranking 7th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's St. Mary's/Fresno State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Fresno State +8.5
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