Utah State Aggies vs Fresno State Bulldogs Prediction, 2/6/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Utah State Aggies vs Fresno State Bulldogs
Date: Saturday, February 6, 2021
Location: Save Mart Center in Fresno, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Utah State (-11)
The Fresno State Bulldogs (7-7) host the Utah State Aggies (14-5) at Save Mart Center on Saturday. Fresno State opens this contest as 11-point dogs. The total is set at 129.5.
Utah State comes into this one with a mark of 14-5 so far this year. They average 74.8 pts per game (108th in the nation) while hitting 45.3% from the floor. The Aggies are shooting 35.0% on shots beyond the perimeter (131 of 374) and 71.9% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Utah State is snagging 40.9 boards per game and has accumulated 308 assists so far this year, which has them ranked 9th in the country in terms of passing the rock. They lose possession by turning the ball over 14.1 times per game and as a squad are committing 15.4 personal fouls on a nightly basis. When they are on defense, the Aggies are forcing their opponents into 14.9 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.0 fouls. They are giving up 33.4% on shots from downtown while they are 11th in Division 1 in PPG from their opponents (61.3). The Aggies defensively are allowing a FG percentage of 38.5% (408 of 1,060) and they relinquish 30.2 boards per game as a group. They are 243rd in D-1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 219 relinquished so far this year.
The Utah State Aggies stepped onto the hardwood against the Bulldogs and went home with a win by a final score of 69-53 in their last game. Utah State walked away from the game having earned a 50.0% FG percentage (26 of 52) and knocked down 6 of 14 shots from beyond the perimeter. From the charity stripe, the Aggies made 11 of 15 shots for a rate of 73.3%. With respect to grabbing rebounds, they collected a total of 31 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 17 dimes in this contest while having 8 steals and 7 rejections. Pertaining to defending, Utah State let their opponent shoot 50.0% from the field on 26 of 52 shooting. Fresno State earned 8 assists and had 6 steals in the game. In addition, the Bulldogs snagged 28 rebounds (9 offensive, 19 defensive) and added 7 rejections. Fresno State ended up going 69.2% from the charity stripe by converting 9 of 13 tries. They converted 4 out of their 19 attempts from 3-point range.
Neemias Queta is someone who came through in this contest. He finished with 14 points on 5 of 9 shooting. He played 21 mins played and pulled down 5 boards. Queta finished the game shooting 55.6% from the floor and also totaled 2 dimes. One more player that was a determining factor in this game for the Aggies was Brock Miller. He grabbed 2 rebounds and accounted for 2 assists. He ended up shooting 57.1% from the floor for the matchup by connecting on 4-of-7 (8 points). Overall, Miller was on the hardwood for 36 min.
Fresno State has a record of 7-7 this season. As an offensive team, the Bulldogs are shooting 42.8% from the field, which is ranked 254th in college hoops. Fresno State has accounted for 946 points this season (67.6 per contest) and they grab 37.7 rebounds per game. They are assisting teammates 10.5 times per contest (323rd in the nation) and they are losing possession via turnover 14.7 times per game. The Bulldogs commit 17.6 personal fouls per contest and they connect on 63.1% from the free throw line. The Bulldogs on the defensive side of the court are 111th in D-1 in points per game surrendered with 67.6. They have forced 14.2 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 41.8% from the field (112th in the country). The Fresno State defense concedes 32.7% on 3-pointers (102 of 312) and opponents are connecting on 73.8% of their foul shots. They have surrendered 11.6 assists and 34.8 rebounds on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 85th and 159th in those categories.
In their loss to Utah State, the Bulldogs collected 19 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds for a total of 28 for the contest. They also rejected 3 attempts while earning 6 steals in this contest. The Aggies earned 14 fouls in the matchup which took the Bulldogs to the free throw line for 13 shots. They were able to knock down 9 of the free throws for a percentage of 69.2%. When talking about 3-pointers, Fresno State converted 4 of 19 tries (21.1%). When the game finished, the Bulldogs shot 20 for 54 from the floor which had them shooting 37.0%. The Bulldogs permitted the Aggies to make 26 of their 52 tries from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 50.0% for this game. They shot 42.9% from 3-point land by shooting 6 out of 14 and walked away from this one shooting 11 of 15 at the charity stripe (73.3%). When discussing how they rebounded, Fresno State allowed Utah State to get 31 overall (9 offensive).
Orlando Robinson ended up having an impact for the Bulldogs in the game. He made 2 of 9 in this matchup for a rate of 22.2%, which had him sitting at 8 points. Robinson collected 5 rebounds in his 31 minutes played and had 6 dimes for this game. One more player that was pivotal for Fresno State was Anthony Holland. He ended up with 6 points in his 32 minutes on the court via 2 of 3 shooting in this game. Holland walked away from this one going 66.7% from the field while earning 2 assists and 4 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Utah State (-11)
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