Chicago State Cougars vs Fresno State Bulldogs Prediction, 3/4/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Chicago State Cougars vs Fresno State Bulldogs
Date: Saturday, March 4, 2023
Location: Save Mart Center in Fresno, CA
The Chicago State Cougars (11-19) are hitting the road to Save Mart Center on Saturday where they will take on the Fresno State Bulldogs (10-19).
The Chicago State Cougars took the court against Gonzaga and took a loss by a final of 104-65 in their last contest. In reference to personal fouls, the Cougars left the arena with 18 and Gonzaga finished the game with 14 personal fouls. They knocked down 13 of their 26 tries from long range. Gonzaga ended up going 70.8% from the free throw line by burying 17 of 24 shots. Additionally, Gonzaga collected 33 rebounds (12 offensive, 21 defensive), but didn't have a block. Gonzaga earned 21 dimes and had 12 steals for the contest. In the matter of defending, Chicago State allowed the other team to shoot 60.7% from the field on 37 out of 61 shooting. They also recorded 7 assists for this game in addition to forcing 6 turnovers and having 3 steals. Pertaining to pulling down rebounds, they collected 26 with 12 of them being offensive. From the free throw line, the Cougars made 4 of 7 attempts for a rate of 57.1%. Chicago State ended the contest with a 43.3% FG percentage (26 of 60) and knocked down 9 out of their 27 shots from distance.
Jahsean Corbett is one guy who was important in the matchup. He recorded 22 points on 9 of 15 shooting. He was on the court for 36 mins played and pulled down 7 rebounds. He finished 60.0% from the floor and earned 1 assist.
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Chicago State will enter this game with a record of 11-19 so far this season. They are losing possession via turnover 13.6 times per game and as a unit they are committing 18.0 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Chicago State is snagging 35.5 boards per game and is sitting with 371 dimes on the season, which has them ranked 247th in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. The Cougars are connecting on 33.8% on shots from downtown (248 of 734) and 73.1% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 70.3 pts per game (211th in college hoops) while connecting on 43.1% from the floor.
Defensively, the Cougars are able to force 11.6 turnovers per game and they draw 16.3 fouls. They are giving up 32.9% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are ranked 240th in D-1 in points per game from their opponents (71.9). The Cougars are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 45.0% (777 of 1,728) and they relinquish 33.7 boards per contest as a group. They are currently ranked 284th in Division 1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 427 relinquished so far this season.
In their last game, the Fresno State Bulldogs took a loss by a final score of 94-80 when they faced New Mexico. In the matter of rebounding, Fresno State permitted New Mexico to pull down 29 overall (3 offensive). They finished the game shooting 53.3% from distance by going 8 out of 15 and finished the game at 22 of 27 from the free throw line (81.5%). The Bulldogs allowed New Mexico to convert 32 out of their 55 tries from the floor which had them sitting at 58.2% for the game. At the conclusion of this game, the Bulldogs went 31 out of 66 from the floor which gave them a rate of 47.0%. Regarding shooting from 3-point land, Fresno State made 9 of 17 attempts (52.9%). They were able to make 9 of those for a percentage of 81.8%. New Mexico committed 15 personal fouls in this matchup which took the Bulldogs to the free throw line for a total of 11 attempts. They also turned the ball over 9 times, while getting 5 steals in this matchup. The Bulldogs were able to corral 20 defensive boards and 5 offensive boards for a total of 25 for the contest.
Jemarl Baker ended up having an impact for the Bulldogs for this game. He made 6 of 10 for the game giving him a field goal percentage of 60.0%, and tallied 2 rebounds. He scored 16 points in his 27 mins on the hardwood and had 5 assists for the game.
Fresno State has a mark of 10-19 on the year. As an offensive unit, the Bulldogs are connecting on 42.4% from the floor, which ranks 296th in the nation. Fresno State has totaled 1,801 points on the campaign (62.1 per game) and they pull down 30.2 rebounds per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 11.8 times per game (290th in college basketball) and they cough up possession 11.6 times per game. The Bulldogs are committing 16.2 fouls per game and they shoot 76.2% from the charity stripe.
The Fresno State defense gives up 37.7% on shots from beyond the perimeter (212 of 563) and their opposition knocks down 76.0% of their shots from the free throw line. They have conceded 12.2 assists and 33.0 rebounds every game, which has them ranked 143rd and 111th in the country. The Bulldogs defensively are ranked 57th in college basketball in points given up per game with 65.4. They are forcing 13.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 44.1% from the field (217th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Chicago State
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