Fresno State Bulldogs vs San Diego State Aztecs Prediction, 3/3/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Fresno State Bulldogs vs San Diego State Aztecs
Date: Thursday, March 3, 2022
Location: Viejas Arena in San Diego, CA
The San Diego State Aztecs (19-7) host the Fresno State Bulldogs (18-10) at Viejas Arena on Thursday.
The Fresno State Bulldogs faced New Mexico and walked away with a win by a score of 71-68 in their last game. When discussing personal fouls, the Bulldogs ended up with 13 and New Mexico had 12 personal fouls. They also buried 6 out of their 18 attempts from downtown. New Mexico ended up going 85.7% at the free throw line by making 12 of their 14 shots. On top of that, New Mexico pulled down 28 rebounds (5 offensive, 23 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. New Mexico recorded 8 dimes and had 7 steals in this matchup. In relation to defending, Fresno State allowed the other team to go 43.1% from the field on 25 of 58 shooting. They also recorded 18 assists in this game while forcing 7 turnovers and earning 4 steals. In relation to rebounding, they compiled 30 with 6 of them being offensive. When they shot from the free throw line, the Bulldogs converted 3 of their 6 shots for a percentage of 50.0%. Fresno State wrapped up the game having earned a 51.8% FG percentage (29 out of 56) and knocked down 10 of their 21 three-point shots.
Orlando Robinson is one player who was a contributor in the matchup. He accounted for 28 points on 12 out of 19 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 38 mins and also grabbed 10 boards. He walked away from this one shooting 63.2% from the floor and totaled 4 assists.
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Fresno State will play this game with a win-loss mark of 18-10 this year. They are averaging 65.2 points per game (317th in Division 1) while shooting 44.4% from the field. The Bulldogs are shooting 33.0% on 3-point shots (187 of 566) and 74.4% from the free throw line. As a unit, Fresno State is grabbing 33.8 rebounds per game and has tallied 331 assists for the year, which is 275th in college hoops in terms of passing. They turn it over 10.8 times per game and as a team they commit 15.0 fouls every game.
On the defensive end, the Bulldogs have forced 12.1 turnovers per contest while drawing 16.3 fouls. They are surrendering 32.2% from beyond the arc while they are 3rd in college hoops in PPG from their opponents (57.8). The Bulldogs defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 41.0% (581 of 1,418) and they surrender 29.1 boards per game as a group. They are ranked 31st in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 289 relinquished on the campaign.
The last time they took the court, the San Diego State Aztecs got the win with a final of 73-66 when they played Wyoming. When discussing how they rebounded, San Diego State allowed Wyoming to collect 32 in total (8 offensive). They finished shooting 37.0% from distance by going 10 of 27 and walked away from this one shooting 10 of 15 from the free throw line (66.7%). The Aztecs permitted Wyoming to make 23 out of their 58 tries from the floor which left them shooting 39.7% for the game. At the conclusion of this game, the Aztecs went 24 out of 58 from the field which had them sitting at 41.4%. In terms of shots from 3-point land, San Diego State buried 12 out of their 22 attempts (54.5%). They were able to knock down 13 of the free throws for a rate of 76.5%. Wyoming had 12 fouls in the game which took the Aztecs to the charity stripe for a total of 17 shots. They also coughed up the ball 9 times, while recording 6 steals for the game. The Aztecs snagged 29 defensive boards and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 37 in this contest.
Matt Bradley ended up being a factor for the Aztecs for this game. He knocked down 10 out of 20 for this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 50.0%, and accumulated 5 rebounds. He racked up 30 points in his 33 mins on the hardwood and earned 4 dimes in this contest.
San Diego State has a win-loss mark of 19-7 this season. The Aztecs commit 17.0 personal fouls every game and they hit 69.7% from the charity stripe. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 12.0 times per game (261st in Division 1) and they are losing possession via turnover 12.3 times per contest. San Diego State has accumulated 1,712 pts this season (65.8 per contest) and they collect 35.0 boards per game. On the offensive side of the court, the Aztecs are hitting on 43.5% from the floor, which ranks 226th in the country.
The San Diego State defense concedes 29.9% on shots from beyond the perimeter (158 of 528) and their opponents are converting on 68.1% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have allowed 10.3 dimes and 32.7 rebounds per game, which is ranked 29th and 87th in those categories on the defensive end. The Aztecs on defense are ranked 2nd in college basketball in points allowed per game with 57.3. They are able to force 14.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 38.1% from the floor (5th 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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