San Diego State at Fresno State: 2/18/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

San Diego State at Fresno State: 2/18/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Fresno State Bulldogs (9-7) vs San Diego State Aztecs (15-4)

Game Info: Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Save Mart Center)

Betting Odds: Fresno State Bulldogs +13 -- Over/Under: 129.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The San Diego State Aztecs and Fresno State Bulldogs face off on Thursday in a college basketball showdown at the Save Mart Center. 

The San Diego State Aztecs come into this game with a 15-4 record overall and they have won six games in a row. In five of those six games, San Diego State was also able to come away with a cover of the spread. In the last game against San Jose State, San Diego State was able to win by 22 points, but that wasn’t enough to come away with a cover of the spread. On the season, San Diego State is averaging 75 points per game while their defense is giving up 61.4 points per game. San Diego State is shooting 45.3 percent from the field and 38.1 percent from behind the three point line. Forward Matt Mitchell has been the best player for San Diego State averaging 15 points while shooting 44.9 percent from the field and 40 percent from behind the three point line. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Fresno State Bulldogs who sit with a 9-7 record overall and they have won four of their last five games. Each of the last two games against Air Force, the defense was strong and that led to the victory. Fresno State on the season is averaging 65.5 points while their defense is giving up 68.7 points per game. Fresno state is shooting 43 percent from the field and 29.7 percent from behind the three point line. Forward Orlando Robinson has been the best player for Fresno State averaging 14.8 points while shooting 47.6 percent from the field and 40 percent from behind the three point line. 

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San Diego State is 16-5 against the spread in their last 21 road games. Fresno State is 2-6 against the spread in their last eight games overall. The road team is 13-3 against the spread in their last 16 meetings played between the two teams. The underdog is 10-3 against the spread in the last 13 games played between the two teams.

San Diego State is the better team, but I think Fresno State is going to find just enough to keep this game close. Back Fresno State against the spread. 

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Shane’s Pick Fresno State +13

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