Wyoming Cowboys vs Fresno State Bulldogs Prediction, 1/2/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Wyoming Cowboys vs Fresno State Bulldogs
Date: Saturday, January 2, 2021
Location: Save Mart Center in Fresno, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Wyoming (+1)
Save Mart Center is the site where and the Fresno State Bulldogs (2-2) will take on the Wyoming Cowboys (6-1) on Saturday. Fresno State opens this matchup as 1-point favorites. The over/under is set at 142.5.
Wyoming will take the court with a win-loss mark of 6-1 so far this season. They turn the ball over 10.3 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 19.3 personal fouls every game. As a unit, Wyoming is snagging 37.3 boards per game and has accumulated 109 dimes this year, which is 134th in college basketball in terms of passing the ball. The Cowboys are hitting 38.4% on shots from distance (73 of 190) and 69.6% from the charity stripe. They average 85.6 points per outing (23rd in the country) while going 47.8% from the field. On the defensive end, the Cowboys are forcing their opponents into 14.4 turnovers per contest while drawing 21.3 fouls. The Cowboys defensively are allowing a field goal percentage of 43.8% (189 of 432) and they surrender 38.6 rebounds per game as a unit. They currently rank 134th in college hoops in allowing assists to the opposition with 84 surrendered on the campaign. They are giving up 34.7% on 3-point attempts and they rank 255th in D-1 in PPG allowed (74.3).
The Wyoming Cowboys took the court against the Omaha Mavericks and took home the win by a score of 82-78 in their last game. Wyoming walked away from the contest with a 42.9% FG percentage (27 out of 63) and knocked down 11 of 30 shots from beyond the arc. At the free throw line, the Cowboys converted 17 of 26 shots for a rate of 65.4%. In relation to rebounding, they earned 41 with 10 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 11 assists for the matchup in addition to having 2 steals and 3 blocks. In terms of the defense, Wyoming allowed 42.9% from the floor on 27 out of 63 shooting. Omaha earned 8 dimes and had 5 steals for this contest. On top of that, the Mavericks had 37 rebounds (8 offensive, 29 defensive) and had 3 blocks. Omaha shot 64.7% at the charity stripe by making 11 of their 17 shots. They made 3 of their 12 tries from distance.
Drake Jeffries is a guy who had an impact for the matchup. He scored 19 points on 6 of 14 shooting. He saw the court for 25 minutes played and snagged 3 boards. Jeffries went 42.9% from the field and earned 2 dimes. One more player that had an impact in the matchup for the Cowboys was Kwane Marble. He grabbed 5 rebounds and accounted for 2 dimes. He walked away from this one shooting 60.0% from the field for this contest by going 6-of-10 (17 points). Overall, Marble played for 25 minutes.
Fresno State has a win-loss record of 2-2 on the year. As an offense, the Bulldogs are shooting 42.4% from the field, which ranks 260th in the nation. Fresno State has 277 points for the year (69.3 per contest) and they grab 41.5 boards per game. They are earning an assist 10.5 times per contest (306th in D-1) and they cough up possession 16.3 times per game. The Bulldogs are committing 19.5 personal fouls every game and they go 58.4% from the free throw line. The Bulldogs on the defensive end are ranked 117th in D-1 in points per game surrendered with 67.0. They have surrendered 13.5 assists and 35.8 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks 210th and 191st in college basketball. The Fresno State defense allows 34.8% from downtown (39 of 112) and their opponents are making 69.6% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have forced 17.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 39.0% from the field (51st in college basketball).
In their last game, the Fresno State Bulldogs took a loss by a final score of 81-59 when they faced the Colorado State Rams. The Bulldogs were able to snag 20 defensive boards and 12 offensive rebounds for a total of 32 in the matchup. They also rejected 2 attempts while getting 5 steals in the game. The Rams had 15 personal fouls for this game which took the Bulldogs to the free throw line for 14 tries. They were able to knock down 7 of the free throw tries for a rate of 50.0%. With respect to 3-point shots, Fresno State buried 6 out of 30 tries (20.0%). When all was said and done, the Bulldogs walked away from this one shooting 23 for 67 from the floor which had them sitting at 34.3%. The Bulldogs permitted the Rams to convert 23 of 44 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 52.3% in this matchup. They shot 40.9% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 9 of 22 and finished the game at 26 of 32 from the free throw line (81.3%). In relation to rebounding, Fresno State permitted Colorado State to snag 35 in total (1 on the offensive side).
Orlando Robinson was important for the Bulldogs in the game. He made 6 of 15 in this matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 40.0%, which got him 19 points. Robinson pulled down 15 rebounds in his 29 minutes and tallied 2 assists for the contest. An additional guy that ended being a contributor for Fresno State was Deon Stroud. He totaled 16 points in his 16 minutes played by going 7 of 10 shooting for the contest. Stroud ended up shooting 70.0% from the field while also contributing 2 dimes and 2 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Fresno State (-1)
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