Miami Hurricanes vs. Fresno State Bulldogs Free Prediction

Daniel GimenezBasketball, College Basketball

The Miami Hurricanes (4-0) battle against the Fresno State Bulldogs (2-1) in the Wooden Legacy at Titan Gym. The game can be seen on ESPN2 at 2 p.m. ET on Friday, November 23, 2018.

Miami Hurricanes vs. Fresno State Bulldogs ATS Odds

Both teams thoroughly outplayed their last opponent. The Bulldogs defeated the Northwestern Wildcats 78-59, while the Hurricanes beat the La Salle Explorers 85-49.

Miami dominated every facet of the game. They had a solid free throw rate of 0.309 (above their season average of 0.267) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.618 (above their season average of 0.526). La Salle was 0.083 and 0.367, respectively, for those same stats. The Bulldogs, meanwhile, had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.615 vs. 0.412) and had a better free throw rate (0.396 vs. 0.333). Braxton Huggins had a good outing for Fresno State, recording 17 points. Miami was lifted by Dejan Vasiljevic, who contributed 15 points and seven rebounds.

The game should be a showdown of strength against strength as the prolific offense of Fresno State takes on the stingy defense of Miami. Since the 2017-18 season, the Bulldogs rank 53rd in offensive efficiency, while the Hurricanes are 43rd in defensive efficiency.

Miami vs. Fresno State Free Pick

Free Pick: SU Winner – Fresno State, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Miami ranks 187th in three pointers attempted per game (21.6) while Fresno State ranks 304th (18.0).
  • The Bulldogs rank 18th in steals allowed per game (4.9) while the Hurricanes rank 85th (5.6).
  • The Hurricanes rank 47th in blocks per game (4.3) while the Bulldogs rank 158th (3.3).
  • Fresno State ranks 31st in rebounds allowed per game (31.7) while Miami ranks 129th (34.3).