San Diego State Aztecs vs. Fresno State Bulldogs ATS Prediction 01/14/20

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Don’t expect a fast-paced game when the seventh-ranked San Diego State Aztecs (17-0, 6-0 MWC) travel to Fresno State to play the Bulldogs (5-11, 1-4 MWC). The game starts at 11 p.m. ET on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, and will air on ESPN2.

San Diego State Aztecs vs. Fresno State Bulldogs Betting Odds

In their last contest, the Bulldogs fell to the New Mexico Lobos, 78-64, while the Aztecs easily got past the Boise State Broncos, 83-65.

The Aztecs forced 18 turnovers and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.602 (above their season average of 0.535). Fresno State, on the other hand, had an offensive rebounding percentage of 38.6 (above their season average of 31.5). Fresno State was lifted by Orlando Robinson, who contributed 16 points and 12 rebounds. Meanwhile, Yanni Wetzell fueled San Diego State with 20 points and five rebounds.

In their first matchup this year, Matt Mitchell led the Aztecs to a 61-52 win. He produced 15 points and six rebounds. San Diego State’s 0.480 effective field goal percentage was its largest advantage over Fresno State, who had a mark of 0.385.

Half-court execution will be critical when a pair of the country’s slowest-paced teams go head-to-head. Fresno State currently ranks 304th in possessions per game (66.9) and San Diego State is 302nd (67.0). Moreover, the Aztecs rank 31st in turnover percentage (16.6 percent), while the Bulldogs rank 312th in opponents’ turnover percentage (17.4 percent).

San Diego State Aztecs vs. Fresno State Bulldogs Free Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – San Diego State, ATS Winner – San Diego State, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Fresno State ranks 14th in three pointers attempted per game (28.7) while San Diego State ranks 165th (21.4).
  • The Aztecs allow the ninth-fewest blocks per game (2.2) while the Bulldogs rank 34th (2.6).
  • San Diego State is 28th in the country with 5.4 steals allowed per game while Fresno State is 49th with 5.8 steals allowed per game.
  • The Aztecs rank 37th in assists per game (15.8) while the Bulldogs rank 165th (12.7).
  • San Diego State ranks 31st in rebounds allowed per game (31.4) while Fresno State ranks 113th (34.3).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Aztecs’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 14.4, down from 18.9 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Bulldogs have scored an average of 64.2 points per game (5.4 below their season average) and allowed an average of 66.8 points per game (0.1 above their season average).