The Fresno State Bulldogs (3-7) will be at home in the Save Mart Center when they go head-to-head against the IUPUI Jaguars (4-8). Action begins at 10 p.m. ET on Friday, December 20, 2019.
IUPUI Jaguars at Fresno State Bulldogs Odds Preview
The Jaguars defeated the Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons in their last matchup, 74-65. Marcus Burk was the game’s leading scorer with 22 points on 7-for-14 shooting. IUPUI played a nearly flawless game. They had a free throw rate of 0.241 (above their season average of 0.156) and a turnover percentage of 14.5 (better than their season average of 19.0). For those same stats, Purdue Fort Wayne had marks of 0.045 and 17.6, respectively.
The last time the Bulldogs played, they thoroughly outplayed the Cal Poly Mustangs, 62-37. With 23 points on 9-for-14 shooting, Nate Grimes was the game’s high scorer. The Bulldogs had a fantastic offensive rebounding percentage of 43.8 (above their season average of 28.1) and held the Mustangs to an effective field goal percentage of 0.255 (below their season average of 0.511).
Fresno State could have their way on defense as they battle against one of the nation’s worst offenses. The Bulldogs currently rank 48th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.448), while IUPUI is 301st in effective field goal percentage (0.468).
IUPUI Jaguars at Fresno State Bulldogs Betting Prediction
Free Basketball Pick: SU Winner – IUPUI, ATS Winner – IUPUI, O/U – Under
The Bulldogs rank 165th in assists per game (12.3) while the Jaguars rank 184th in assists allowed per game (14.8).
Fresno State ranks seventh in three pointers attempted per game (29.6) while IUPUI ranks 191st in three pointers allowed per game (24.1).
The Bulldogs average 37.9 rebounds per game, which ranks 78th in the country. The Jaguars rank 209th in rebounds allowed per game (37.6).
Fresno State ranks 33rd in blocks allowed per game (2.5) while IUPUI ranks 135th (4.4).
The Bulldogs’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 2.0, down from 2.8 for the season.
During their last five games, the Jaguars have scored an average of 64.6 points per game (4.3 above their season average) and allowed an average of 70.6 points per game (2.9 above their season average).