Fresno State Bulldogs vs Boise State Broncos Prediction, 1/22/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Fresno State Bulldogs vs Boise State Broncos
Date: Friday, January 22, 2021
Location: ExtraMile Arena in Boise, ID
Odds/Point Spread: Fresno State (+15)
The Fresno State Bulldogs (5-6) are headed to ExtraMile Arena on Friday where they'll meet the Boise State Broncos (13-1). Fresno State opens this matchup as 15-point dogs. The over/under is set at 136.5.
Fresno State enters this game with a win-loss mark of 5-6 this season. They are losing possession via turnover 14.7 times per contest and as a group are committing 17.8 personal fouls every game. As a unit, Fresno State is pulling in 38.7 boards per game and has racked up 111 assists on the year, which has them ranked 288th in D-1 in terms of passing. The Bulldogs are hitting 30.2% on shots from beyond the arc (70 of 232) and 62.4% from the free throw line. They average 69.5 pts per game (235th in D-1) while connecting on 43.7% from the field. On the defensive end, the Bulldogs are forcing 13.9 turnovers per game while drawing 18.9 fouls. They are 122nd in college hoops in giving up assists to their opponents with 133 surrendered this season. The Bulldogs defensively are allowing a FG percentage of 41.8% (261 of 624) and they surrender 33.8 boards per game as a basketball team. They concede 33.8% on shots from downtown and they rank 150th in D-1 in points per game allowed (69.2).
The Fresno State Bulldogs played the Broncos and ended up losing by a score of 73-51 in their last game. Fresno State ended the contest having earned a 38.0% FG percentage (19 out of 50) and converted 3 out of their 13 shots from distance. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Bulldogs knocked down 10 of their 14 shots for a rate of 71.4%. When discussing hauling in boards, they collected a total of 30 with 5 of them being offensive. They also doled out 6 assists in this matchup as well as having 6 steals and 2 blocks. Concerning defense, Fresno State allowed 38.0% from the field on 19 of 50 shooting. Boise State recorded 12 assists and had 7 steals in the game. Moreover, the Broncos collected 38 rebounds (13 offensive, 25 defensive) and had 2 rejections. Boise State ended up going 88.2% when shooting free throws by making 15 of their 17 attempts. They converted 6 of 25 tries from distance.
Orlando Robinson is a player who had an impact for this contest. He accumulated 17 points on 6 out of 16 shooting. He saw the court for 32 minutes and also totaled 9 boards. Robinson ended up shooting 37.5% from the field and also recorded 2 assists. Another guy that had an impact in this contest for the Bulldogs was Jordan Campbell. He grabbed 6 boards and accounted for 2 dimes. He went 50.0% from the floor for the game via 2-of-4 (8 points). Overall, Campbell was on the hardwood for 24 minutes.
Boise State has a mark of 13-1 this season. Boise State has scored 1,137 points this season (81.2 per game) and they collect 39.2 boards per contest. The Broncos have committed 17.6 fouls per game and they connect on 75.3% from the free throw line. As an offense, the Broncos are shooting 47.4% from the field, which ranks 63rd in the country. They are getting an assist 14.6 times per game (109th in D-1) and they turn the ball over 10.6 times per contest. The Broncos on the defensive end are ranked 16th in college basketball in points given up per game with 61.1. They have forced 15.2 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 39.2% from the floor (29th in the country). The Boise State defense gives up 28.9% on shots from behind the 3-point line (79 of 273) and their opponents are converting on 74.3% of their free throw shots. They give up 8.9 assists and 30.1 boards per contest, which is ranked 6th and 21st in those defensive categories.
In their win against the Bulldogs, the Broncos earned 25 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive rebounds totaling 38 for the game. They also turned away 2 tries while getting 7 steals for the game. The Bulldogs were called for 16 personal fouls for the contest which took the Broncos to the free throw line for a total of 17 tries. They were able to make 15 of those for a rate of 88.2%. When it comes to three-point attempts, Boise State knocked down 6 of their 25 attempts (24.0%). When the final whistle blew, the Broncos ended up shooting 26 for 67 from the field which gave them a rate of 38.8%. The Broncos permitted the Bulldogs to make 19 out of 50 attempts from the floor which had them at 38.0% in the matchup. They finished 23.1% from 3-point land via 3 of 13 and finished the contest at 10 out of 14 from the free throw line (71.4%). Concerning cleaning up the glass, Boise State permitted Fresno State to pull down 30 in total (5 offensive).
Derrick Alston ended up having an impact for the Broncos for the contest. He made 7 of 16 for the matchup giving him a rate of 43.8%, which had him finishing with 21 points. Alston collected 4 rebounds in his 36 mins and earned 4 dimes for the matchup. Someone else who was a determining factor for Boise State was Marcus Shaver. He notched 17 points in his 29 minutes on the court via 7 of 13 shooting in this matchup. Shaver finished going 53.8% from the field and also collecting 2 dimes and 6 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Boise State (-15)
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