Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Rams versus the Bulldogs? Tip off is at at 10:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on CBSS. The game will be played at Save Mart Center in Fresno, CA. Colorado State is favored by -6.5 in this Mountain West conference matchup the against Fresno State. The over/under for the game is set at 139 points.
COLORADO STATE RAMS VS FRESNO STATE BULLDOGS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Fresno State Bulldogs +6.5
This game will be played at Save Mart Center at 10:00 ET on Saturday, February 3rd.
WHY BET THE FRESNO STATE BULLDOGS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Bulldogs.
- Not only will Fresno State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +6.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 139 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.
Can the Rams Live Up to the Hype on the Road?
Colorado State comes into this game as the favorite, as they have been in 15 of their 21 games this season, going 13-2 in those games. They are 16-5 overall, including 4-3 in Mountain West play.
On the road, the Rams are 4-3 this season, and they have an average scoring margin of +4.1 points per game. After starting the season 4-0 on the road, they have gone just 4-6 in their last 10 games away from home.
Colorado State has an ATS record of 11-8 this season and they are 9-6 vs. the spread when they are favored. However, their ATS mark as the favorite drops to 4-6 in their last 10 games. On the road, the Rams are 4-3 vs. the spread this year and they have gone just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games.
The over/under record for Colorado State games this season is 9-9-1 and today’s over/under line of 139 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this year (148.4). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 148 points and the over/under record in their last 10 games is 4-5.
Colorado State’s offense is coming off a strong performance, scoring 79 points against San Diego State. They had an overall field goal percentage of 53.8% and made 16/22 free throws. Isaiah Stevens is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 16.9. Meanwhile, Dominique Clifford also brings a PPG average of 13.9 into the game.
Currently, the Rams’ defense holds the 121st rank in the nation, allowing 69.9 points per game. The Colorado State defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 71 points and allowed San Diego State to connect on 7 threes.
Can the Bulldogs Pull Out the Win as Home Underdogs?
After losing their last game to UNLV, Fresno State’s record now stands at 9-12 overall and 2-6 in Mountain West play. At home this season, the Bulldogs are 7-6 compared to 1-6 on the road.
As an underdog, Fresno State has yet to win a game, going 0-10 in those contests. On the year, they have been the underdog 10 times, compared to being the favorite in 10 games.
Against the spread, Fresno State is 8-12 this season. At home, the Bulldogs are 6-7 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Fresno State is just 2-8 vs. the spread. However, their last 3 home games ATS, the Bulldogs have gone 3-0.
On the season, the over/under record in Fresno State games is 13-7. So far, the average point total in their games is 143, which is 4.8 points higher than the average over/under line of 138.2. This year, 13 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line of 139. In their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 and over their last five games, it is 5-0. In their last 10 games, the over/under record is 6-4.
The Fresno State offense is coming off a game where they scored 69 points against UNLV. They posted a field goal percentage of 51.1% and connected on 7 threes. In terms of offense, the Bulldogs have a season-long field goal percentage of 47%, putting them 61st in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 257th in percentage and 249th in three-pointers made.
On defense, Fresno State is currently around the NCAA average in points allowed, giving up an average of 73.2 points per game. The Fresno State defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 78 points and allowed UNLV to connect on 6 threes.