Colorado State vs. Fresno State - 1/22/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Fresno State Bulldogs (6-12) at Colorado State Rams (13-7)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 9:00 pm (Moby Arena)
The Line: Colorado State Rams -5.5 -- Over/Under: 134 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Fresno State Bulldogs and the Colorado State Rams meet in Mountain West conference college basketball action from the Moby Arena on Wednesday night.
The Fresno State Bulldogs will look to build on a 65-50 win over Wyoming in their last outing. Orlando Robinson led the Bulldogs with 19 points on 6 of 8 shooting with a 6 of 8 mark from the foul line along with 5 rebounds and 3 steals while New Williams added 16 points with 3 threes as the only other double-digit scorer for Fresno State in the winning effort. Nate Grimes added 7 points with a team-high 12 rebounds as well in the victory for the Bulldogs. Robinson leads Fresno State in scoring with an average of 13.5 points per game while Grimes leads the Bulldogs in rebounding with 9.6 rebounds per game and Mustafa Lawrence leads Fresno State in assists with 3.3 assists per game this season. As a team, Fresno State is averaging 68.5 points per game on 41.2% shooting from the field, 32.5% from behind the arc and 68.7% from the foul line this season.
The Colorado State Rams will look to add to their current four-game winning streak after a 78-65 win over Air Force last time out. Kris Martin led the Rams with 19 points on 4 of 7 from behind the arc along with a 7 of 8 mark from the foul line while Kendle Moore and David Roddy each had 13 points with Roddy adding a team-high 5 assists while Moore shot 5 of 9 with a pair of threes. Isaiah Stevens added 11 points while Nico Carvacho added 10 points with a team-high 13 rebounds for the double-double to round out the group of double-digit scorers for Colorado State in the winning effort. Stevens leads Colorado State in scoring and assists with an average of 13 points and 4.5 assists per game while Carvacho leads the Rams in rebounding by averaging a double-double per game with 12.4 points to go along with a team-high 10.8 rebounds per game this season. As a team, Colorado State is averaging 75 points per game on 46.8% shooting from the field, 35.3% from behind the 3-point line and 66.6% from the foul line this season.
Fresno State is 14-6-1 ATS in their last 21 road games and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games against a team with a winning record while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games following a win. Colorado State is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a win while the over is 5-2 in their last 7 home games. The favorite is 10-3 ATS in the last 13 meetings between these two teams.
The Bulldogs and points are always tempting, but a win over a bad Wyoming team isn’t going to move the needle for me much on this Fresno State team as I feel like the Bulldogs are overrated this season. Colorado State is on a bit of a nice run right now and are winning games in convincing fashion with each of the wins coming by double-digits. I’ll lay the points with the Rams in this one.