Fresno State Bulldogs vs Utah Utes Prediction, 12/21/2021 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Fresno State Bulldogs vs Utah Utes
Date: Tuesday, December 21, 2021
Location: Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, UT
Jon M. Huntsman Center is the site where the Utah Utes (7-4) will play the Fresno State Bulldogs (9-2) on Tuesday.
The Fresno State Bulldogs faced off with Cal Poly and earned the victory with a final of 83-48 in their last contest. Fresno State ended with a 52.6% field goal percentage (30 out of 57) and knocked down 11 of 21 3-point shots. At the free throw line, the Bulldogs converted 12 of their 15 shots for a percentage of 80.0%. Concerning grabbing rebounds, they compiled a total of 34 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 18 dimes in the game while forcing 14 turnovers and having 8 steals. In terms of the defense, Fresno State let their opponent shoot 31.3% from the field on 15 out of 48 shooting. Cal Poly doled out 9 dimes and had 2 steals in the game. Moreover, Cal Poly grabbed 23 boards (8 offensive, 15 defensive), but wrapped up the game with no rejections. Cal Poly walked away from this one shooting 78.6% from the free throw line by converting 11 of 14 tries. They also made 7 out of their 29 tries from beyond the arc. Concerning fouls, the Bulldogs ended up with 15 while Cal Poly had 16 fouls.
Orlando Robinson is a guy who had an impact in this contest. He went 55.6% from the floor and totaled 3 assists. He played for 21 mins played and also collected 6 rebounds. He notched 18 points on 5 of 9 shooting.
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Fresno State steps onto the hardwood with a mark of 9-2 so far this year. They turn it over 11.3 times per contest and as a group they are committing 14.2 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Fresno State is pulling down 34.5 boards per game and has earned 138 assists this year, which is 227th in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. The Bulldogs are hitting 30.5% on shots from distance (64 of 210) and 74.0% from the free throw line. They average 67.8 points per contest (271st in the nation) while going 45.0% from the floor.
On the defensive end of the court, the Bulldogs have forced 14.8 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.5 fouls. They currently rank 35th in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 105 relinquished on the season. The Bulldogs defensively are allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 39.3% (217 of 552) and they concede 28.6 boards per contest as a team. They are giving up 32.8% on 3-point attempts and they rank 8th in Division 1 in PPG allowed (56.0).
In their last game, the Utah Utes took a loss by a score of 83-75 when they played Missouri. The Utes were able to corral 20 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive boards totaling 26 for this game. They also coughed it up 12 times, while earning 3 steals in this game. Missouri was called for 18 fouls for the contest which took the Utes to the free throw line for 21 attempts. They were able to make 17 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 81.0%. Regarding 3-point attempts, Utah converted 10 of their 25 tries (40.0%). When the final whistle blew, the Utes shot 24 for 57 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 42.1%. The Utes permitted Missouri to knock down 29 out of their 66 tries from the field which had them shooting 43.9% for the contest. They shot 19.0% from 3-point land via 4 out of 21 and finished the game at 21 of 29 at the free throw line (72.4%). When it comes to cleaning the glass, Utah allowed Missouri to pull down 40 overall (15 on the offensive glass).
Marco Anthony ended up being important for the Utes for the contest. He tallied 16 points in his 31 mins of playing time and had 2 dimes in the game. He converted 6 of 13 in this matchup for a field goal percentage of 46.2%, and accounted for 8 rebounds.
Utah has a win-loss mark of 7-4 this year. The Utes commit 15.8 fouls per contest and they hit 79.8% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 14.6 times per contest (102nd in college basketball) and they are turning it over 10.9 times per game. Utah has accounted for 821 pts so far this year (74.6 per contest) and they pull down 39.8 boards per contest. As an offense, the Utes are connecting on 43.1% from the floor, which has them ranked 232nd in D-1.
The Utes on the defensive side of the court are 143rd in Division 1 in points given up per game with 66.6. They have forced 8.6 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 40.6% from the floor (104th in the nation). The Utah defense allows 24.9% on 3-point attempts (50 of 201) and their opponents are connecting on 67.2% of their free throw attempts. They have surrendered 10.5 dimes and 35.9 boards every game, which has them ranked 67th and 233rd in D-1.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Fresno State
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