San Diego State Aztecs vs Fresno State Bulldogs Prediction, 2/19/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: San Diego State Aztecs vs Fresno State Bulldogs
Date: Saturday, February 19, 2022
Location: Save Mart Center in Fresno, CA
Save Mart Center is the site where the Fresno State Bulldogs (16-9) will take on the San Diego State Aztecs (16-6) on Saturday.
The San Diego State Aztecs stepped onto the hardwood against Utah State and notched a win by a score of 75-56 in their last game. When it comes to personal fouls, the Aztecs left the arena with 14 while Utah State racked up 9 personal fouls. They converted 5 of 18 tries from three-point range. Utah State finished the game shooting 75.0% when shooting free throws by making 9 of 12 shots. Moreover, Utah State had 25 rebounds (9 offensive, 16 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. Utah State totaled 14 assists and had 2 steals for this game. In reference to defense, San Diego State allowed their opponent to shoot 40.4% from the field on 21 of 52 shooting. They also dished out 19 dimes in this contest as well as forcing 14 turnovers and having 8 steals. When discussing pulling down rebounds, they earned 29 with 10 of them being offensive. At the free throw line, the Aztecs knocked down 8 of 11 tries for a percentage of 72.7%. San Diego State wrapped up the game having earned a 51.7% FG percentage (30 of 58) and made 7 out of their 14 three-point shots.
Matt Bradley is one player who came through for the matchup. He walked away from this one shooting 50.0% from the field and totaled 5 assists. He was on the hardwood for 35 minutes and also snagged 3 boards. He totaled 22 points on 8 of 16 shooting.
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San Diego State heads into this contest with a record of 16-6 so far this season. They average 65.6 points per contest (308th in college basketball) while connecting on 43.0% from the field. The Aztecs are shooting 34.1% on shots beyond the perimeter (128 of 375) and 68.9% from the free throw line. As a team, San Diego State is collecting 35.4 rebounds per game and has earned 267 dimes for the season, which has them ranked 314th in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. They turn it over 12.5 times per game and as a team they commit 16.9 personal fouls every game.
Defensively, the Aztecs are able to force 14.6 turnovers every game while drawing 17.1 fouls. They are 14th in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 233 relinquished for the campaign. The Aztecs defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 38.2% (455 of 1,190) and they relinquish 33.2 boards per game as a basketball team. They are conceding 29.8% on 3-point attempts and they rank 3rd in college hoops in opponents PPG (57.7).
When they last stepped on the court, the Fresno State Bulldogs walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 60-57 when they played UNLV. Regarding cleaning up the glass, Fresno State permitted UNLV to pull down 36 in all (8 on the offensive glass). They finished 36.0% from distance by going 9 out of 25 and finished the contest at 9 out of 12 at the free throw line (75.0%). The Bulldogs permitted UNLV to make 21 out of 52 tries from the field which had them at 40.4% for the game. At the conclusion of this game, the Bulldogs finished the game shooting 19 out of 56 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 33.9%. When it comes to three-point attempts, Fresno State converted 7 out of their 26 tries (26.9%). They were able to make 12 of the free throws for a rate of 75.0%. UNLV committed 18 personal fouls in this game which took the Bulldogs to the free throw line for 16 shots. They also turned the ball over 6 times, while earning 4 steals in this matchup. The Bulldogs recorded 21 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds totaling 28 in this game.
Isaiah Hill was important for the Bulldogs for the contest. He converted 6 out of 15 for the matchup for a field goal rate of 40.0%, and had 4 rebounds. He earned 14 points in his 36 minutes on the court and had 4 assists for this contest.
Fresno State has a mark of 16-9 for the year. When it comes to executing on offense, the Bulldogs are hitting on 44.0% from the field, which has them ranked 187th in the nation. Fresno State has accounted for 1,646 points on the campaign (65.8 per contest) and they pull down 34.0 boards per game. They are dishing out assists 11.6 times per game (285th in D-1) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 10.6 times per contest. The Bulldogs are committing 15.4 personal fouls per game and they hit 74.9% from the charity stripe.
The Fresno State defense gives up 32.1% from downtown (172 of 536) and opponents are connecting on 69.3% of their free throw attempts. They concede 10.3 assists and 29.8 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks 29th and 12th in those defensive categories. The Bulldogs defensively are ranked 4th in college basketball in points allowed per contest with 58.0. They are able to force 12.4 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 41.0% from the field (66th in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Fresno State
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