Eastern Washington at Fresno State - 3/17/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Eastern Washington at Fresno State - 3/17/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

Fresno State Bulldogs (19-13) vs Eastern Washington Eagles (18-15)

Game Info: Thursday, March 17, 2022 at 10:00 pm (Save Mart Center)

Betting Odds: Fresno State Bulldogs -13.5 -- Over/Under: 132.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Eastern Washington Eagles will play the Fresno State Bulldogs in the first round of The Basketball Classic on Thursday.

The Eastern Washington Eagles are 18-15 (11-9) this season and have won three of their last four games. Eastern Washington is coming off of a loss against Northern Colorado by a score of 68-67 in the Quarterfinals of the Big Sky Tournament. Eastern Washington shot 43.3% from the field and gave up 13 made three pointers in the loss. Steele Venters led the Eagles with 22 points and 4 rebounds in the game. Eastern Washington is averaging 76.9 points per game and is giving up 74.3 points per game against, while also averaging 36.8 rebounds per game and 15.8 assists per game. Steele Venters is averaging 16.6 points per game and 3.9 rebounds per game, while Linton Acliese is averaging 16.2 points per game and 7.3 rebounds per game for the Eagles. Eastern Washington is shooting 45.3% on field goals, 75.3% on free throws, and 35% on three pointers.

The Fresno State Bulldogs are 19-13 (8-9) this season and have lost three of their last four games. Fresno State lost to San Diego State by a score of 53-46 in the MWC Tournament Quarterfinals. Fresno State shot 38.8% from the field and was -5 in rebounding margin in the loss. Orlando Robinson led the Bulldogs with 25 points and 11 rebounds in the game. Fresno State is averaging 64.7 points per game and is giving up 58.5 points per game against, while also averaging 33.9 rebounds per game and 11.6 assists per game. Orlando Robinson is averaging 19.7 points per game and 8.2 rebounds per game, while Isaiah Hill is averaging 10.2 points per game and 3.1 assists per game for the Bulldogs. Fresno State is shooting 43.9% on field goals, 72.5% on free throws, and 32.6% on three pointers.

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Eastern Washington is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS win. The over is 5-1 in Eastern Washington’s last 6 road games. Fresno State is 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games. The over is 4-1 in Fresno State’s last 5 games.

Fresno State struggled to finish the season, but still had a good record in a competitive conference. Eastern Washington played in much lesser conference and finished tied for fifth in that conference. Fresno State has more talent and I expect Robinson to have a huge game. I like Fresno State.

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David’s Pick Fresno State -13.5

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