Fresno State Bulldogs vs Boise State Broncos Prediction, 1/20/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Fresno State Bulldogs vs Boise State Broncos
Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Location: ExtraMile Arena in Boise, ID
Odds/Point Spread: Fresno State (+14)
The Boise State Broncos (12-1) host the Fresno State Bulldogs (5-5) at ExtraMile Arena on Wednesday. Fresno State opens this matchup as 14-point dogs. The O/U is set at 139.
Fresno State comes into this one with a mark of 5-5 for the campaign. They turn it over 14.6 times per contest and as a squad they commit 18.0 personal fouls per game. As a team, Fresno State is pulling in 39.4 rebounds per game and has accounted for 105 dimes so far this year, which is 293rd in Division 1 in terms of passing. The Bulldogs are shooting 30.6% from downtown (67 of 219) and 61.8% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 71.3 pts per game (200th in Division 1) while connecting on 44.2% from the field. On the defensive end of the court, the Bulldogs have forced 14.5 turnovers per contest while drawing 19.4 personal fouls. They concede 34.9% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 143rd in D-1 in points per game allowed (68.8). The Bulldogs defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 42.2% (235 of 557) and they concede 33.0 rebounds per game as a group. They rank 97th in college basketball in giving up assists with 121 conceded for the year.
The Fresno State Bulldogs played the Nevada Wolf Pack and took a loss by a final of 79-65 in their last contest. Fresno State ended having earned a 41.9% field goal percentage (18 of 43) and converted 6 out of their 16 three-point shots. From the free throw line, the Bulldogs buried 23 of their 37 tries for a rate of 62.2%. In regard to pulling down rebounds, they collected 29 with 5 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 8 dimes in this game as well as earning 7 steals and 2 blocks. When talking about defense, Fresno State let their opponent shoot 41.9% from the floor on 18 out of 43 shooting. Nevada totaled 16 dimes and had 7 steals in this matchup. Additionally, the Wolf Pack collected 29 boards (6 offensive, 23 defensive) and had 2 rejections. Nevada shot 88.0% when shooting free throws by converting 22 of their 25 tries. They also buried 5 out of their 19 tries from 3-point land.
Orlando Robinson is a guy who was a contributor for the contest. He ended up finishing with 15 points on 4 out of 6 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 31 minutes and also snagged 8 boards. Robinson walked away from this one shooting 66.7% from the field and distributed 2 dimes. One more player that had an impact in this matchup for the Bulldogs was Isaiah Hill. He collected 2 rebounds and earned 3 assists. He finished the contest at 37.5% from the floor in the matchup by shooting 3-of-8 (13 points). Overall, Hill saw the court for 34 minutes.
Boise State has a mark of 12-1 on the campaign. In terms of offensive execution, the Broncos are shooting 48.2% from the field, which ranks 50th in D-1. Boise State has accumulated 1,064 points so far this year (81.8 per game) and they pull in 39.0 rebounds per game. Their rate of earning assists is at 14.8 times per contest (104th in college basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 10.8 times per contest. The Broncos are responsible for committing 17.9 fouls every game and they shoot 74.5% from the charity stripe. The Broncos on the defensive side of the court are 26th in the country in points allowed per game with 61.8. They are forcing 15.2 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 39.3% from the floor (33rd in college hoops). The Boise State defense concedes 29.2% on 3-point shots (76 of 260) and opponents are converting on 74.4% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have relinquished 9.2 assists and 29.9 boards every game, which is 8th and 19th in the nation.
The last time they took the court, the Boise State Broncos walked away with a victory by a final of 90-70 when they faced the Wyoming Cowboys. The Broncos were able to corral 27 defensive boards and 5 offensive rebounds totaling 32 for the contest. They also blocked 5 attempts while recording 6 steals for the matchup. The Cowboys committed 19 fouls in the matchup which took the Broncos to the free throw line for a total of 23 tries. They were able to bury 21 of the free throws for a percentage of 91.3%. In the matter of three-point shots, Boise State converted 5 of their 19 attempts (26.3%). When this game wrapped up, the Broncos finished the game shooting 32 out of 59 from the field which had them shooting 54.2%. The Broncos permitted the Cowboys to convert 25 out of 65 tries from the floor which had them shooting 38.5% in the matchup. They finished the game shooting 28.0% from beyond the perimeter by hitting 7 of 25 and ended up going 13 of 14 from the free throw line (92.9%). In reference to how they cleaned up the glass, Boise State permitted Wyoming to pull down 30 in total (8 on the offensive glass).
Devonaire Doutrive ended up being a factor for the Broncos in the matchup. He made 5 out of 11 for the contest giving him a rate of 45.5%, which earned him 17 points. Doutrive collected 5 boards in his 27 minutes and earned 2 dimes for the contest. One more player who was a determining factor for Boise State was Abu Kigab. He ended up with 15 points in his 31 minutes on the court by going 6 out of 10 shooting for the contest. Kigab finished going 60.0% from the field while also contributing 2 assists and 6 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Boise State (-14)
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