Wyoming Cowboys vs Fresno State Bulldogs Prediction, 1/4/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Wyoming Cowboys vs Fresno State Bulldogs
Date: Monday, January 4, 2021
Location: Save Mart Center in Fresno, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Wyoming (+1)
The Fresno State Bulldogs (2-2) play the Wyoming Cowboys (6-1) at Save Mart Center on Monday. The line on this contest has Fresno State as 1-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 144.
Wyoming comes into this one with a win-loss record of 6-1 on the campaign. They are turning it over 10.3 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 19.3 fouls every game. As a unit, Wyoming is collecting 37.3 rebounds per game and has accounted for 109 assists on the campaign, which is 144th in college hoops in terms of passing the ball. The Cowboys are hitting 38.4% on three-point shots (73 of 190) and 69.6% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 85.6 points per outing (20th in the country) while hitting 47.8% from the field. On the defensive end of the court, the Cowboys have forced 14.4 turnovers per game and they draw 21.3 personal fouls. The Cowboys are allowing a FG percentage of 43.8% (189 of 432) and they relinquish 38.6 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are ranked 117th in college basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 84 conceded on the season. They are giving up 34.7% on 3-point shots and they rank 258th in the country in PPG allowed (74.3).
The Wyoming Cowboys faced off with the Omaha Mavericks and went home with a win by a final score of 82-78 in their last game. Wyoming wrapped up the game having earned a 42.9% FG percentage (27 of 63) and knocked down 11 out of their 30 3-pointers. From the charity stripe, the Cowboys made 17 of 26 attempts for a rate of 65.4%. With respect to pulling down boards, they collected 41 with 10 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 11 assists for the game as well as getting 2 steals and 3 blocks. Concerning defense, Wyoming allowed 42.9% from the floor on 27 of 63 shooting. Omaha recorded 8 dimes and had 5 steals for this contest. Additionally, the Mavericks had 37 rebounds (8 offensive, 29 defensive) and got 3 blocked shots. Omaha finished the game at 64.7% when shooting free throws by converting 11 of their 17 attempts. They converted 3 of 12 attempts from beyond the perimeter.
Drake Jeffries is a player who was important in this contest. He ended up walking away with 19 points on 6 out of 14 shooting. He played for 25 minutes and grabbed 3 boards. Jeffries walked away from this one shooting 42.9% from the floor and earned 2 assists. An additional guy that played a role in this game for the Cowboys was Kwane Marble. He collected 5 rebounds and accounted for 2 dimes. He ended up going 60.0% from the field in the game by shooting 6-of-10 (17 points). When this game wrapped up, Marble played 25 min.
Fresno State has a win-loss mark of 2-2 for the campaign. The Bulldogs commit 19.5 personal fouls every game and they go 58.4% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 10.5 times per game (307th in college basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 16.3 times per contest. Fresno State has totaled 277 points on the season (69.3 per contest) and they grab 41.5 boards per contest. As an offense, the Bulldogs are connecting on 42.4% from the floor, which ranks 257th in college hoops. The Bulldogs are ranked 115th in college hoops in points per game surrendered with 67.0. They have relinquished 13.5 dimes and 35.8 boards on a nightly basis, which is ranked 208th and 196th in Division 1. The Fresno State defense surrenders 34.8% on 3-pointers (39 of 112) and their opponents are knocking down 69.6% of their free throw attempts. They are forcing their opponents into 17.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 39.0% from the floor (50th in college hoops).
For 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 corral 20 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive rebounds for a total of 32 in this game. They also blocked 2 shots while getting 5 steals in the game. The Rams earned 15 fouls in the matchup which got the Bulldogs to the free throw line for a total of 14 attempts. They were able to knock down 7 of them for a percentage of 50.0%. With regard to shots from beyond the arc, Fresno State made 6 out of their 30 tries (20.0%). Overall, the Bulldogs ended up shooting 23 out of 67 from the field which had them sitting at 34.3%. The Bulldogs permitted the Rams to make 23 out of their 44 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 52.3% for the contest. They shot 40.9% from beyond the arc by shooting 9 out of 22 and walked away from this one shooting 26 out of 32 from the free throw line (81.3%). In reference to how they cleaned up the glass, Fresno State permitted Colorado State to get 35 in total (1 on the offensive glass).
Orlando Robinson ended up having an impact for the Bulldogs in this game. He buried 6 of 15 for this game for a field goal rate of 40.0%, which earned him 19 points. Robinson collected 15 boards in his 29 minutes and totaled 2 dimes for this contest. Someone else that ended being a contributor for Fresno State was Deon Stroud. He notched 16 points in 16 minutes on the court by way of 7 out of 10 shooting in the matchup. Stroud ended up shooting 70.0% from the field while earning 2 assists and 2 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Fresno State (-1) and under 144 points
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