Fresno State Bulldogs vs. Colorado State Rams ATS Prediction 01/22/20

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The Fresno State Bulldogs (6-12, 2-5 MWC) will be at Moby Arena to meet the Colorado State Rams (13-7, 4-3 MWC) in a MWC matchup. The game is scheduled to start at 9 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 22, 2020.

Fresno State Bulldogs at Colorado State Rams ATS Odds

Both teams beat their last opponent. The Rams defeated the Air Force Falcons 78-65, while the Bulldogs beat the Wyoming Cowboys 65-50.

Fresno State dominated every facet of the game. They had a phenomenal free throw rate of 0.340 (above their season average of 0.200) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 51.4 (above their season average of 31.8). For those same stats, Wyoming recorded marks of 0.036 and 32.4, respectively. The Rams, meanwhile, had a fantastically low turnover percentage of 8.4 (better than their season average of 17.7) and held the Falcons to an effective field goal percentage of 0.472 (below their season average of 0.563). Colorado State’s Nico Carvacho led the way, recording 10 points and 13 rebounds. Meanwhile, Orlando Robinson played a pivotal role for Fresno State with 19 points and five rebounds.

This was a highly competitive series last year, as the teams split their two games last season. The Rams won the last matchup 74-65. Colorado State had a much better free throw rate (0.353 vs. 0.172). Fresno State, on the other hand, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (25.0 vs. 20.0). This will be the first contest of the year between these two teams.

Second-chance points might be scarce for Colorado State in this showdown. The Rams are among the nation’s elite on the offensive glass, ranking 279th in offensive rebounding percentage at 25.0 percent. Meanwhile, Fresno State ranks 91st in the NCAA at corralling defensive rebounds with a defensive rebounding percentage of 74.0 percent.

Fresno State at Colorado State Odds Pick

College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Colorado State, ATS Winner – Colorado State, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Fresno State ranks 22nd in three pointers attempted per game (27.7) while Colorado State ranks 222nd in three pointers allowed per game (24.4).
  • The Rams allow the 17th-fewest blocks per game (2.4) while the Bulldogs rank 40th (2.7).
  • The Rams rank 30th in assists per game (15.8) while the Bulldogs rank 181st (12.1).
  • Fresno State ranks 38th in steals allowed per game (5.3) while Colorado State ranks 87th (6.2).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Rams’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 12.4, up from 4.5 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Bulldogs have scored an average of 63.0 points per game (5.5 below their season average) and allowed an average of 63.4 points per game (2.2 below their season average).