Fresno State Bulldogs vs Colorado State Rams Prediction, 1/7/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Fresno State Bulldogs vs Colorado State Rams
Date: Saturday, January 7, 2023
Location: Moby Arena in Fort Collins, CO
TV: Youtube TV
The Colorado State Rams (8-7) welcome the Fresno State Bulldogs (6-8) at Moby Arena on Saturday.
The Fresno State Bulldogs faced off with New Mexico and earned the victory with a final of 71-67 in their last contest. When talking about fouls, the Bulldogs ended up with 17 and New Mexico finished the game with 15 fouls. They also converted 4 of 10 attempts from 3-point land. New Mexico finished the game at 81.8% at the charity stripe by converting 9 of 11 attempts. Furthermore, New Mexico grabbed 28 boards (6 offensive, 22 defensive), but wrapped up the game with no rejections. New Mexico dished out 6 dimes and had 11 steals in this game. In regard to defending, Fresno State allowed the other team to go 47.4% from the field on 27 of 57 shooting. They also distributed 15 assists for the matchup as well as forcing 16 turnovers and earning 9 steals. In terms of grabbing rebounds, they compiled 30 with 5 of them being offensive. From the free throw line, the Bulldogs converted 12 of 16 shots for a percentage of 75.0%. Fresno State wrapped up the contest having earned a 50.0% field goal percentage (26 out of 52) and made 7 out of their 21 three-point shots.
Isaih Moore is one guy who was a major factor for this game. He totaled 16 points on 7 out of 12 shooting. He saw the court for 23 minutes played and grabbed 8 rebounds. He finished 58.3% from the floor but didn't record a dime.
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Fresno State heads into this game with a mark of 6-8 on the season. They cough up possession 12.6 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 16.6 personal fouls every game. As a team, Fresno State is collecting 31.4 boards per game and has totaled 159 assists so far this year, which is 325th in the nation in terms of passing the ball. The Bulldogs are shooting 27.6% on shots from downtown (82 of 297) and 73.6% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 61.4 pts per game (352nd in the nation) while going 42.5% from the floor.
On the defensive end of the court, the Bulldogs have forced 13.7 turnovers per game and they draw 16.6 fouls. They surrender 33.0% on three-point shots and they are 41st in college basketball in opponents points per game (61.9). The Bulldogs defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 41.5% (303 of 731) and they relinquish 33.8 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are ranked 28th in the country in giving up assists with 139 surrendered on the season.
In their last game, the Colorado State Rams took a loss by a final score of 80-69 against Nevada. The Rams earned 13 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 20 in this game. They also coughed it up 15 times, while getting 6 steals in the game. Nevada committed 17 personal fouls in the game which took the Rams to the free throw line for 13 attempts. They were able to make 9 of them for a rate of 69.2%. When talking about shots from distance, Colorado State converted 10 of their 28 tries (35.7%). Overall, the Rams ended up going 25 for 51 from the field which had them shooting 49.0%. The Rams allowed Nevada to knock down 26 of their 45 attempts from the floor which had them sitting at 57.8% in the game. They finished 35.0% from beyond the arc by hitting 7 of 20 and walked away from this one shooting 21 out of 23 from the charity stripe (91.3%). In the matter of team rebounding, Colorado State allowed Nevada to grab 28 in total (7 on the offensive glass).
Patrick Cartier was important for the Rams for the game. He buried 7 of 9 in this matchup for a field goal percentage of 77.8%, and had 2 rebounds. He scored 18 points in his 24 mins of playing time and had 2 assists for the contest.
Colorado State has a mark of 8-7 for the season. The Rams are responsible for committing 15.5 personal fouls per contest and they go 72.0% from the free throw line. They are getting an assist 17.7 times per game (18th in the country) and they turn it over 10.2 times per contest. Colorado State has scored 1,130 pts for the year (75.3 per game) and they grab 30.8 rebounds per game. When it comes to offensive execution, the Rams are shooting 49.5% from the field, which ranks 18th in college hoops.
The Colorado State defense allows 38.1% on shots from behind the 3-point line (144 of 378) and their opponents are knocking down 70.5% of their free throw attempts. They have allowed 11.1 assists and 34.4 boards on a nightly basis, which is 80th and 200th in college hoops. The Rams on defense are ranked 212th in the nation in points given up per game with 69.8. They are forcing 13.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 43.7% from the field (243rd 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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