San Jose State Spartans vs Fresno State Bulldogs Prediction, 1/10/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Jose State Spartans vs Fresno State Bulldogs
Date: Sunday, January 10, 2021
Location: Save Mart Center in Fresno, CA
Odds/Point Spread: San Jose State (+13.5)
The San Jose State Spartans (2-7) are headed to Save Mart Center on Sunday where they'll take on the Fresno State Bulldogs (4-3). The line on this game has Fresno State as 13.5-point favorites. The O/U is set at 150.5.
San Jose State will take the court with a win-loss record of 2-7 this season. The Spartans are shooting 30.7% on 3-point shots (66 of 215) and 67.2% from the free throw line. They are averaging 68.6 points per outing (255th in the nation) on 37.6% from the field. They are giving up possession 12.0 times per contest and as a group are committing 19.1 personal fouls per contest. As a unit, San Jose State is pulling in 37.2 boards per game and is sitting with 93 dimes for the campaign, which is 261st in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. On the defensive end, the Spartans have forced 8.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 18.0 personal fouls. They are 246th in the country in giving up assists to the opposition with 133 relinquished for the campaign. The Spartans are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 44.5% (275 of 618) and they concede 47.4 boards per game as a basketball team. They are giving up 30.6% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 338th in college basketball in PPG allowed (86.4).
The San Jose State Spartans took the court against the Fresno State Bulldogs and took a loss by a score of 79-64 in their last contest. San Jose State wrapped up the contest with a 47.3% FG percentage (26 of 55) and buried 6 out of their 17 3-point shots. At the free throw line, the Spartans converted 6 of 7 attempts for a rate of 85.7%. When talking about rebounding, they compiled 24 with 5 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 7 assists for the matchup while earning 4 steals and 3 blocks. With regard to defense, San Jose State allowed their opponent to shoot 47.3% from the field on 26 of 55 shooting. Fresno State recorded 11 dimes and had 7 steals for the game. On top of that, the Bulldogs collected 46 boards (22 offensive, 24 defensive) and got 3 blocked shots. Fresno State finished the contest at 64.0% from the free throw line by making 16 of their 25 attempts. They also knocked down 7 out of their 26 shots from beyond the arc.
Richard Washington is a player who was a contributor in this matchup. He left the arena with 30 points on 11 of 24 shooting. He played 39 mins and also pulled down 6 boards. Washington went 45.8% from the field and also totaled 3 assists. One more player that had an impact in this game for the Spartans was Ralph Agee. He snagged 4 boards and had 2 assists. He finished the contest at 85.7% from the field in this matchup by hitting 6-of-7 (13 points). When the game finished, Agee played 20 minutes.
Fresno State has a win-loss record of 4-3 on the year. Fresno State has totaled 511 pts on the campaign (73.0 per game) and they pull in 41.3 boards per contest. The Bulldogs have committed 19.0 fouls every game while shooting 63.2% from the free throw line. When it comes to offense, the Bulldogs are hitting on 45.4% from the floor, which is ranked 140th in the country. They are assisting teammates 10.4 times per game (316th in the country) and they lose possession via turnover 13.3 times per contest. The Bulldogs are ranked 114th in Division 1 in points given up per game with 67.3. They have conceded 11.6 assists and 31.7 boards every game, which is 105th and 56th in those categories. The Fresno State defense concedes 35.2% on three-point shots (62 of 176) and their opponents are connecting on 73.1% of their free throw shots. They are able to force 12.9 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 40.7% from the floor (86th in college basketball).
When they last stepped on the court, the Fresno State Bulldogs took home the win by a final score of 79-64 when they played the San Jose State Spartans. The Bulldogs collected 24 defensive rebounds and 22 offensive rebounds totaling 46 in the game. They blocked 6 tries while recording 7 steals for the matchup. The Spartans were called for 19 personal fouls in this matchup which took the Bulldogs to the free throw line for a total of 25 tries. They were able to convert 16 of the free throw tries for a clip of 64.0%. Concerning shots from beyond the arc, Fresno State made 7 of 26 tries (26.9%). In all, the Bulldogs finished the game shooting 28 for 63 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 44.4%. The Bulldogs allowed the Spartans to knock down 26 of 55 tries from the floor which left them shooting 47.3% for this contest. They finished 35.3% from three-point range by going 6 out of 17 and ended up shooting 6 of 7 at the free throw line (85.7%). Concerning rebounding, Fresno State allowed San Jose State to snag 24 in total (5 on the offensive side).
Orlando Robinson ended up being a factor for the Bulldogs in this game. He buried 7 out of 14 for this contest giving him a rate of 50.0%, which earned him 23 points. Robinson grabbed 14 boards in his 38 mins and totaled 2 dimes in the game. An additional guy who was a determining factor for Fresno State was Deon Stroud. He notched 14 points in his 20 minutes played by way of 4 out of 7 shooting in the matchup. Stroud walked away from this one going 57.1% from the floor as well as collecting 2 dimes and 5 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Fresno State (-13.5)
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