Fresno State Bulldogs vs California Golden Bears Prediction, 11/28/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Fresno State Bulldogs vs California Golden Bears
Date: Sunday, November 28, 2021
Location: Haas Pavilion in Berkeley, CA
Haas Pavilion is where the California Golden Bears (2-4) will try to beat the Fresno State Bulldogs (5-0) on Sunday.
The Fresno State Bulldogs took the court against Santa Clara and notched a win by a score of 59-52 in their last contest. Fresno State walked away from the game with a 32.7% field goal percentage (16 out of 49) and made 5 of 17 shots from distance. At the charity stripe, the Bulldogs converted 22 of 25 attempts for a percentage of 88.0%. When it comes to grabbing rebounds, they compiled 30 with 7 of them being offensive. They also recorded 9 assists for this contest while creating 13 turnovers and earning 4 steals. With respect to defense, Fresno State allowed the other team to shoot 36.0% from the floor on 18 of 50 shooting. Santa Clara doled out 9 dimes and had 4 steals for the contest. Additionally, Santa Clara collected 29 rebounds (5 offensive, 24 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. Santa Clara shot 75.0% at the charity stripe by converting 9 of their 12 attempts. They also buried 7 out of their 18 tries from distance. Regarding fouls, the Bulldogs ended up with 16 and Santa Clara accounted for 18 fouls.
Orlando Robinson is one guy who was a major factor for the game. He shot 50.0% from the field and dished out 1 assist. He was on the hardwood for 34 minutes and totaled 8 boards. He left the arena with 22 points on 7 out of 14 shooting.
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Fresno State heads into this game with a win-loss mark of 5-0 so far this season. They are losing possession via turnover 12.2 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 13.8 fouls per contest. As a unit, Fresno State is collecting 36.6 rebounds per game and has racked up 67 assists so far this season, which has them ranked 241st in college hoops in terms of passing the rock. The Bulldogs are shooting 31.6% on shots from beyond the arc (30 of 95) and 70.5% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 71.2 points per outing (205th in D-1) while connecting on 45.1% from the floor.
On defense, the Bulldogs are forcing 15.6 turnovers per game and they draw 21.6 fouls. They are ranked 25th in the nation in giving up assists to their opponents with 46 conceded on the year. The Bulldogs defensively are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 39.9% (101 of 253) and they concede 26.8 boards per contest as a group. They are surrendering 38.6% on 3-point attempts while they are 30th in college hoops in PPG allowed (58.2).
When they last played, the California Golden Bears walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 62-59 when they played Seton Hall. Regarding rebounds, California permitted Seton Hall to snag 25 in total (4 on the offensive glass). They shot 22.2% from three-point range by connecting on 4 of 18 and walked away from this one shooting 24 of 30 from the free throw line (80.0%). The Golden Bears allowed Seton Hall to knock down 17 of their 50 tries from the field which had them shooting 34.0% in the game. At the conclusion of this game, the Golden Bears went 22 for 49 from the field which gave them a rate of 44.9%. When talking about shots from distance, California converted 4 out of their 12 attempts (33.3%). They were able to knock down 11 of those for a percentage of 73.3%. Seton Hall committed 16 personal fouls for the contest which got the Golden Bears to the free throw line for 15 tries. They coughed up the ball 13 times, while earning 1 steal for the contest. The Golden Bears were able to corral 29 defensive boards and 2 offensive boards for a total of 31 in this game.
Andre Kelly ended up being a factor for the Golden Bears for the matchup. He had 23 points in his 33 minutes of playing time and had 1 assist in this contest. He converted 7 out of 8 in the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 87.5%, and had 11 rebounds.
California has a win-loss mark of 2-4 for the season. As an offensive team, the Golden Bears are hitting on 42.4% from the field, which has them ranked 241st in the nation. California has earned 388 points so far this year (64.7 per game) and they pull in 35.0 rebounds per contest. They are earning an assist 9.3 times per game (341st in college hoops) and they are turning it over 12.7 times per game. The Golden Bears are committing 16.3 fouls per game while shooting 70.5% from the free throw line.
The Golden Bears are ranked 195th in college basketball in points allowed per game with 69.2. They are forcing 11.7 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 41.4% from the field (162nd in D-1). The California defense gives up 34.8% on shots from 3-point land (46 of 132) and their opposition knocks down 76.2% of their shots from the free throw line. They concede 9.8 assists and 34.5 rebounds every game, which is 56th and 173rd in college basketball.
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Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take California
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