Fresno State Bulldogs vs Colorado State Rams Prediction, 12/30/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Fresno State Bulldogs vs Colorado State Rams
Date: Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Location: Moby Arena in Fort Collins, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Fresno State (+10)
The Colorado State Rams (4-1) play the Fresno State Bulldogs (2-1) at Moby Arena on Wednesday. Fresno State opens this game as 10-point dogs. The O/U has been set at 137.5.
Fresno State enters this contest with a win-loss record of 2-1 for the year. The Bulldogs are connecting on 28.8% on shots beyond the perimeter (17 of 59) and 60.0% from the free throw line. They average 72.7 points per contest (179th in the nation) while hitting 45.6% from the floor. They turn it over 17.0 times per contest and as a group are committing 17.3 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Fresno State is collecting 44.0 boards per game and has accumulated 31 assists so far this season, which has them ranked 326th in the country in terms of passing the rock. On the defensive end, the Bulldogs are able to force 17.3 turnovers per contest while drawing 22.7 personal fouls. They are ranked 17th in college hoops in giving up assists with 37 relinquished for the campaign. The Bulldogs are allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 35.8% (64 of 179) and they relinquish 35.7 boards per game as a squad. They are relinquishing 33.3% on shots from downtown while they are 48th in college basketball in PPG allowed (62.3).
The Fresno State Bulldogs played the Colorado State Rams and took a loss by a final of 75-53 in their last game. Fresno State finished the contest having earned a 40.8% field goal percentage (20 out of 49) and knocked down 4 out of their 23 three-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Bulldogs made 9 of 19 shots for a percentage of 47.4%. In reference to grabbing boards, they earned 32 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 7 assists in the matchup as well as earning 6 steals and 2 blocks. When talking about the defense, Fresno State allowed their opponent to shoot 40.8% from the floor on 20 of 49 shooting. Colorado State recorded 17 dimes and had 8 steals in the game. On top of that, the Rams collected 30 boards (6 offensive, 24 defensive) and had 2 blocks. Colorado State walked away from this one shooting 71.4% at the charity stripe by converting 15 of their 21 shots. They converted 12 of their 28 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Orlando Robinson is one guy who was important for the game. He finished with 14 points on 5 out of 8 shooting. He saw the court for 34 minutes and pulled down 10 boards. Robinson went 62.5% from the floor and distributed 2 assists. Someone else that was a contributor in the game for the Bulldogs was Isaiah Hill. He grabbed 2 rebounds and also earned 2 assists. He finished the game at 66.7% from the field in this contest by hitting 4-of-6 (10 points). When the final whistle blew, Hill was on the hardwood for 18 min.
Colorado State has a win-loss record of 4-1 so far this season. The Rams commit 15.4 fouls per game and they shoot 73.6% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 14.4 times per game (133rd in the country) and they lose possession via turnover 12.2 times per contest. Colorado State has totaled 358 points on the campaign (71.6 per contest) and they average 34.4 boards per game. As an offensive team, the Rams are hitting on 45.0% from the field, which has them ranked 168th in the nation. The Rams on the defensive end are ranked 18th in Division 1 in PPG allowed with 58.4. The Colorado State defense gives up 23.7% on shots from beyond the arc (32 of 135) and their opponents are knocking down 62.1% of their shots from the charity stripe. They concede 11.4 dimes and 36.0 boards on a nightly basis, ranking them 88th and 206th in those categories. They are able to force 15.8 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 38.4% from the floor (38th in college basketball).
For their last game, the Colorado State Rams got the victory with a final of 75-53 against the Fresno State Bulldogs. The Rams were able to snag 24 defensive boards and 6 offensive rebounds for a total of 30 for the game. They also blocked 3 shots while recording 8 steals for the contest. The Bulldogs committed 19 personal fouls for this contest which took the Rams to the charity stripe for a total of 21 tries. They were able to knock down 15 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 71.4%. When discussing shots from beyond the perimeter, Colorado State converted 12 out of 28 attempts (42.9%). When this game wrapped up, the Rams shot 24 for 50 from the field which gave them a percentage of 48.0%. The Rams permitted the Bulldogs to convert 20 out of their 49 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 40.8% for this contest. They finished shooting 17.4% from 3-point land by hitting 4 out of 23 and finished the contest at 9 of 19 at the charity stripe (47.4%). In relation to team rebounding, Colorado State allowed Fresno State to collect 32 overall (9 on the offensive glass).
David Roddy ended up being important for the Rams in this contest. He made 7 of 14 in the matchup for a rate of 50.0%, which earned him 19 points. Roddy collected 13 boards in his 31 minutes and totaled 2 dimes for this contest. An additional guy that ended up playing a role for Colorado State was Isaiah Stevens. He was able to score 16 points in 35 minutes on the hardwood via 4 out of 8 from the floor in this matchup. Stevens ended the game having shot 50.0% from the field in addition to earning 9 assists and 4 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Colorado State (-10) and over 137.5 points
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