San Jose State vs Fresno State NCAA Basketball Picks Against the Spread 1/4/2020
Game: San Jose State Spartans vs Fresno State Bulldogs
Date: Saturday, January 4, 2020
Location: Save Mart Center in Fresno, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Fresno State -2
The San Jose State Spartans head to Save Mart Center to take on the Fresno State Bulldogs on Saturday, January 4, 2020. The opening line for this game has Fresno State as 2 point favorites.
San Jose State comes into this game with an overall record of 5-10. They currently have a point differential of -9.2 as they are averaging 68.3 points per game while giving up 77.5 per contest. Fresno State has an overall record of 4-10. They are averaging 69.3 points per game and surrendering 66.1, good for a point differential of 3.2.
Valuable San Jose State Spartans Betting Trends
The San Jose State Spartans are 7-7-0 against the spread this season
The San Jose State Spartans are 6-7-1 against the over/under this year
Important Fresno State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Fresno State Bulldogs are 5-7-1 against the spread this season
The Fresno State Bulldogs are 8-5-0 against the over/under this year
Key San Jose State Spartans Injuries
01/02/20 F Craig LeCesne Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Key Fresno State Bulldogs Injuries
12/12/19 G Noah Blackwell Knee is out indefinitely
01/01/20 F Nate Grimes Wrist is questionable
Seneca Knight comes into this game averaging 12.6 points per contest while playing 28.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is 69%. Richard Washington averages 8.5 points per contest in 20.3 minutes per game. He averages 1.1 assists per game and 4.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 36% for the season while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Nate Grimes scores 12.8 points per contest while playing 28.6 minutes per game. He hauls in 9.6 rebounds per contest and has 0.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 67%. Orlando Robinson averages 11.9 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 26.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.6 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 69%.
Useful Team Statistics
San Jose State averages 68.3 points per contest, which is 259th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is -9.2 and their shooting percentage is 40% as a unit, which has them ranked 324th. From 3-point territory they shoot 30%, which is good for 305th in the nation. They average 37.2 boards per contest and 14.0 assists per game, which ranks them 136th and 140th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 58th with 15.3 per game. The Spartans allow 77.5 points per contest, which is 325th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 299th and 144th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 38.9 rebounds a game which ranks 319th, and they allow 17.1 assists per game which puts them in 336th place in the country. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 71st in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Fresno State is 237th in the nation with 69.3 points per contest this season. They are 285th in the country in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 3.2. They shoot 32% from beyond the arc, which is good for 238th in the NCAA. They are 116th in D-1 in rebounding with 37.8 boards per contest and 275th in assists per game with 12.1. The Bulldogs are 203rd in turnovers per contest with 13.4. The Bulldogs give up 66.1 points per game, which ranks them 117th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 93rd and 187th in those defensive statistics. They rank 70th with 10.9 dimes allowed per game and 143rd with 34.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Bulldogs are 28th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 11.8 per contest this year.
The Spartans have an offensive rating of 92.7, which is ranked 312th. They are 50th in college basketball in pace with 73.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 46% is 312th. As a unit they are 308th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 77th in D-1. San Jose State is 89th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.2 times per 100 possessions.
Fresno State is 173rd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions. The Bulldogs are 158th in the country in offensive rating with 102.6. In terms of pace they are 338th in Division 1 with 65.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 197th. As a team they are 212th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 50% of their shots, ranking 4th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's San Jose State/Fresno State college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take San Jose State +2
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