The Fresno State Bulldogs (1-0) will be at home in Save Mart Center when they meet the CSUN Matadors (1-0). Fresno State opened as an 18-point favorite, while the Over/Under (O/U) for the game has been set at 153 points. Action starts at 10 p.m. ET on Monday, November 13, 2017.
CSUN Matadors at Fresno State Bulldogs Odds Preview
The Matadors easily got past the Life Pacific Warriors in their last matchup, 76-50. With 11 points and nine rebounds, CSUN’s Lyrik Shreiner had a solid performance. CSUN played a nearly flawless game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 37.1 and an effective field goal percentage of 0.545. Life Pacific was 19.6 and 0.370, respectively, for those same stats.
In the Bulldogs’ last matchup, they blew out the California-Santa Cruz Banana Slugs, 96-65. Fresno State rallied around Deshon Taylor, who was the team’s leading scorer with 16 points on 6-for-8 shooting. Fresno State played a nearly flawless game. They had a turnover percentage of 9.4 and an offensive rebounding percentage of 45.9. California-Santa Cruz had marks of 30.2 and 29.6, respectively, for those same stats.
Fresno State should have the advantage on the defensive side of the ball. The Bulldogs rank 83rd in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.481), while CSUN is 197th in effective field goal percentage (0.504) since the 2016-17 season. Additionally, the Matadors, who rank third in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.332), could earn plenty of trips to the line against the Bulldogs, who rank 332nd in opponents’ FTA rate (0.315).
The Matadors have had records of 12-19 straight up (SU) and 9-18 against the spread (ATS) since last season. Since last season, games including CSUN have had a tendency to go over the projected point total (55.6 percent).
The Bulldogs, on the other hand, are 21-12 SU and 18-9-1 ATS since last season. Vegas has had a tendency to place the total high when Fresno State has been involved over that same period as 60.7 percent of their games have finished under the projected point total.
CSUN Matadors vs. Fresno State Bulldogs Odds Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Fresno State, ATS Winner – CSUN, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Bulldogs rank 170th in rebounds per game (35.5) while the Matadors rank 221st in rebounds allowed per game (36.4).
- CSUN ranks 29th in three pointers allowed per game (18.1) while Fresno State ranks 156th (20.9).
- The Bulldogs average 8.5 steals per game, which ranks 12th in the nation. The Matadors rank 130th in steals allowed per game (6.0).
- Fresno State averages 3.9 blocks per game, which ranks 93rd in the NCAA. CSUN ranks 149th in blocks allowed per game (3.4).