Utah State at Fresno State NCAA Basketball Picks ATS 2/6/2019
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Save Mart Center
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The Utah State Aggies head to Save Mart Center to take on the Fresno State Bulldogs on Wednesday, February 6, 2019. The opening line for this game has Utah State as 2 point favorites.
Utah State heads into this matchup with a mark of 17-5. They currently have a point differential of 13.9 as they are averaging 79.8 points per contest while giving up 65.9 per game. Fresno State has an overall mark of 16-5. They are averaging 76.4 points per contest and giving up 66.2, which is a point differential of 10.2.
Valuable Utah State Aggies Betting Trends
The Utah State Aggies are 11-10-0 against the spread this season
The Utah State Aggies are 12-9-0 against the over/under this year
Important Fresno State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Fresno State Bulldogs are 12-8-0 against the spread this season
The Fresno State Bulldogs are 10-10-0 against the over/under this year
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
Key Fresno State Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Sam Merrill comes into this game averaging 19.4 points per contest while playing 33.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 89%. Neemias Queta averages 10.8 points per contest in 25.1 minutes per game. He averages 1.2 assists per game and 8.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 62% for the season while his free throw percentage is 58%.
Braxton Huggins scores 17.8 points per contest while playing 30.5 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.4 rebounds per contest and has 1.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. Deshon Taylor averages 16.2 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 35.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.4 rebounds per game and has 4.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah State averages 79.8 points per contest, which is 41st in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 13.9 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 38th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 136th in the nation. They average 40.9 boards per contest and 17.5 assists per game, which ranks them 13th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 172nd with 13.3 per game. The Aggies allow 65.9 points per contest, which is 45th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 38% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 190th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 30.8 rebounds a game which ranks 17th, and they allow 11.4 assists per game which puts them in 56th place in the country. They force 13.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 140th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Fresno State is 102nd in the nation with 76.4 points per contest this season. They are 136th in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 10.2. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 62nd in the NCAA. They are 138th in D-1 in rebounding with 36.4 boards per contest and 96th in assists per game with 14.5. The Bulldogs are 179th in turnovers per contest with 13.2. The Bulldogs give up 66.2 points per game, which ranks them 50th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 55th and 9th in those defensive statistics. They rank 47th with 11.3 dimes allowed per game and 124th with 34.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Bulldogs are 234th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per contest this year.
The Aggies are 42nd in the nation in offensive rating with 111.6. In terms of pace they are 99th in the country with 71.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 61st. As a team they are 37th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 217th in Division 1. Utah State is 190th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions.
Fresno State is 165th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions. The Bulldogs are 84th in the country in offensive rating with 108.4. In terms of pace they are 165th in Division 1 with 70.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 71st. As a team they are 77th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shots, ranking 43rd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Utah State/Fresno State college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Utah State -2
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