Fresno State Bulldogs vs Pacific Tigers Prediction, 11/27/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Fresno State Bulldogs vs Pacific Tigers
Date: Friday, November 27, 2020
Location: Alex G. Spanos Center in Stockton, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Fresno State (+6)
Alex G. Spanos Center is the site where and the Pacific Tigers (23-10 last year) will play the Fresno State Bulldogs (11-19 last season) on Friday. The spread on this matchup has Pacific as 6-point favorites. The total opens at 132.
Fresno State enters this contest after finishing with a record of 11-19 last year. They averaged 69.2 pts per contest (235th in college hoops) on 41.8% from the floor. The Bulldogs shot 34.0% on 3-pointers (284 of 835) and 70.3% from the charity stripe. As a team, Fresno State pulled in 37.1 boards per contest and racked up 372 assists over the course of last year, which was 271st in D-1 in terms of passing. They lost possession by turning the ball over 12.8 times per game and as a unit committed 16.5 fouls per contest. On defense, the Bulldogs forced 10.5 turnovers per contest and they drew 16.8 fouls. They were ranked 119th in D-1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 371 surrendered throughout last season. The Bulldogs defensively gave up an opponent FG percentage of 41.8% (720 of 1,722) and they conceded 34.2 boards per game as a unit. They conceded 35.8% on 3-point shots and they were 168th in college basketball in points per game allowed (68.9).
The Fresno State Bulldogs played the William Jessup Warriors and went home with a win by a final score of 87-47 in their last game. Fresno State walked away from the game having earned a 58.5% FG percentage (31 of 53) and converted 5 out of their 11 3-point shots. From the free throw line, the Bulldogs converted 20 of 33 shots for a percentage of 60.6%. In relation to rebounding, they collected 46 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 10 assists for this contest as well as having 9 steals and 7 blocked shots. Regarding defending, Fresno State allowed their opponent to shoot 58.5% from the floor on 31 of 53. William Jessup distributed 8 dimes and 8 steals for the game. Additionally, the Warriors collected 30 rebounds (11 offensive, 19 defensive) and added 7 blocks. William Jessup finished shooting 38.5% at the charity stripe by converting 5 of 13 shots. They also knocked down 8 out of their 30 attempts from 3-point range.
Anthony Holland is someone who was a major contributor for the contest. He racked up 2 points on 1 of 7 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 30 mins played and also pulled down 6 boards. Holland shot 14.3% from the floor and also distributed 2 assists. An additional guy that saw a lot of action in the matchup for the Bulldogs was Deon Stroud. He collected 3 rebounds and collected 2 dimes. He ended up shooting 62.5% from the floor in this matchup by hitting 5-of-8 (13 points). In all, Stroud was on the court for 29 min.
Pacific had a mark of 23-10 last season. Pacific earned 2,300 pts over the course of last year (69.7 per game) and they grabbed 36.1 boards per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Tigers hit 45.0% from the floor, which was ranked 109th in the country. The Tigers committed 19.2 personal fouls per game and they hit 66.7% from the charity stripe. They dished out assists 11.6 times per contest (286th in the nation) and they lost possession via turnover 12.1 times per contest. The Tigers on the defensive end were ranked 46th in college basketball in PPG allowed with 64.5. They forced 12.3 TO's every game and let teams shoot 41.6% from the field (97th in college hoops). The Pacific defense surrendered 33.9% on shots from 3-point land (209 of 617) and opponents made 70.6% of their shots from the free throw line. They gave up 8.9 dimes and 28.0 boards on a nightly basis, which was ranked 3rd and 2nd in those categories on the defensive end.
In their last game, the Pacific Tigers went home victorious with a score of 66-60 when they played the UC Riverside Highlanders. The Tigers were able to collect 16 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive rebounds totaling 27 for this game. They blocked 2 attempts while recording 4 steals for this contest. The Highlanders earned 24 fouls for this game which got the Tigers to the free throw line for 24 attempts. They were able to knock down 13 of the free throw tries for a clip of 54.2%. Pertaining to shooting from beyond the arc, Pacific converted 5 of 13 tries (38.5%). Overall, the Tigers finished 24 out of 54 from the floor which had them shooting 44.4%. The Tigers permitted the Highlanders to make 22 of their 48 attempts from the field which left them with a rate of 45.8% for the matchup. They finished shooting 30.0% from behind the 3-point line by going 6 out of 20 and finished the contest at 10 out of 15 from the charity stripe (66.7%). Regarding rebounding, Pacific permitted UC Riverside to pull down 23 in total (5 on the offensive side).
Jeremiah Bailey pitched in for the Tigers in this contest. He made 5 out of 9 for this game for a field goal rate of 55.6%, which got him 19 points. Bailey pulled down 3 rebounds in his 31 minutes played and totaled 2 assists for this game. One more player who saw a lot of minutes for Pacific was Pierre Crockrell. He was able to score 16 points in his 30 minutes played by way of 6 out of 10 shooting in this matchup. Crockrell walked away from this one going 60.0% from the floor in addition to totaling 2 dimes and 2 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Fresno State (+6)
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