San Diego State Aztecs vs Fresno State Bulldogs Prediction, 2/15/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: San Diego State Aztecs vs Fresno State Bulldogs
Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2023
Location: Save Mart Center in Fresno, CA
The Fresno State Bulldogs (9-15) will play the San Diego State Aztecs (20-5) at Save Mart Center on Wednesday.
The San Diego State Aztecs played UNLV and notched a win by a score of 82-71 in their last game. San Diego State finished the contest having earned a 51.7% FG percentage (31 of 60) and converted 12 out of their 28 shots from 3-point land. At the free throw line, the Aztecs converted 8 of 12 shots for a percentage of 66.7%. When discussing hauling in boards, they collected 37 with 14 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 23 dimes for the game while forcing the other team into 9 turnovers and having 5 steals. In relation to the defense, San Diego State allowed the other team to go 40.7% from the floor on 22 out of 54 shooting. UNLV recorded 10 dimes and had 10 steals in the matchup. In addition, UNLV pulled down 16 rebounds (5 offensive, 11 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. UNLV finished 80.8% when shooting free throws by making 21 of 26 tries. They also buried 6 out of their 22 attempts from downtown. In regard to personal fouls, the Aztecs finished with 23 and UNLV totaled 17 personal fouls.
Adam Seiko is a guy who was a major contributor for this game. He ended up with 18 points on 6 of 11 shooting. He saw the court for 25 minutes played and collected 2 rebounds. He finished the contest at 54.5% from the field and also earned 1 assist.
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San Diego State will play this game with a record of 20-5 this year. They average 74.6 pts per game (120th in the nation) while hitting 45.8% from the field. The Aztecs are connecting on 35.9% from downtown (189 of 527) and 73.0% from the free throw line. As a unit, San Diego State is snagging 35.8 rebounds per contest and has tallied 349 assists so far this season, which is 150th in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. They turn it over 12.2 times per game and as a group they commit 17.1 fouls every game.
When they are on defense, the Aztecs are able to force 13.6 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 18.9 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 53rd in D-1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 276 relinquished for the campaign. The Aztecs defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 42.5% (583 of 1,371) and they concede 30.6 boards per contest as a unit. They are giving up 29.9% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 66th in college basketball in points per game allowed (65.8).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Fresno State Bulldogs took a loss by a final score of 77-66 against Nevada. The Bulldogs collected 18 defensive boards and 4 offensive rebounds totaling 22 in this game. They also turned the ball over 7 times, while getting 6 steals for this contest. Nevada committed 13 fouls in the game which got the Bulldogs to the free throw line for a total of 11 attempts. They were able to knock down 8 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 72.7%. Regarding shots from 3-point land, Fresno State buried 10 out of 32 attempts (31.3%). Overall, the Bulldogs shot 24 out of 58 from the floor which gave them a rate of 41.4%. The Bulldogs permitted Nevada to knock down 24 out of their 44 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 54.5% in this matchup. They finished 50.0% from behind the 3-point line by connecting on 6 of 12 and finished the game at 23 of 26 from the charity stripe (88.5%). With respect to how they cleaned up the glass, Fresno State permitted Nevada to snag 30 in all (2 offensive).
Isaiah Hill pitched in for the Bulldogs for the matchup. He recorded 20 points in his 30 mins on the court and added 3 dimes for the contest. He converted 6 of 17 for the game for a field goal rate of 35.3%, and had 1 rebound.
Fresno State has a win-loss record of 9-15 so far this season. The Bulldogs have committed 16.5 fouls per contest while shooting 74.6% from the free throw line. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 11.6 times per contest (301st in college basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 11.8 times per contest. Fresno State has 1,491 pts so far this season (62.1 per game) and they snag 30.3 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the court, the Bulldogs are connecting on 42.6% from the floor, which ranks 288th in the nation.
The Fresno State defense allows 36.7% from downtown (178 of 485) and their opponents are knocking down 76.4% of their free throw shots. They have given up 11.8 dimes and 33.6 rebounds every game, which ranks them 112th and 150th in college hoops. The Bulldogs on the defensive end are ranked 60th in college hoops in points allowed per game with 65.4. They are forcing 13.0 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 43.4% from the floor (176th in Division 1).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Fresno State and under the total points
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