Check out our free Fresno State vs Colorado State pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Fort Collins. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.

Fresno State vs Colorado State Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 7th Betting Odds

Bulldogs vs Rams Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Fresno State Bulldogs at Colorado State Rams
  • Where: Fort Collins at Moby Arena
  • Date: Saturday, January 7th
  • Betting Odds: Fresno State +5.5, FREST +196 | COLST -246 O/U 130.5

Bulldogs Preview:

Fresno State heads into this matchup having played 14 games and have an overall record sitting at 6-8. On the road, the Bulldogs will be playing their 8th game of the season, having gone 2-6. So far, the Bulldogs have been the underdog 7 times, going 2-5 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +5.5 underdogs on the spread.

Isaih Moore comes into today’s game as the Bulldogs’ leading scorer at 11.93 points per contest. Not only has Moore been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Fresno State’s top rebounder at 7.79 boards per contest. Behind Moore, the team has benefited from the strong play of Jemarl Baker, who is second on the team in scoring at 11.85 points per game. Overall, he has hit 39.5% of his shots and is adding 2.38 boards per game.

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Offensive production has been hard to come by for Fresno State this season, as they are currently ranked 395th in college basketball at 64.4 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Bulldogs’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 32.3%, placing them 353rd in the NCAA.

Rams Preview:

Colorado State will be looking to pick up a win in today’s game vs Fresno State in order to snap their current 4 game losing streak. Currently, the Rams have been the home team 9 times, sitting with a record of 6-3. The Rams’ are sitting with a betting line that is -5.5 points in their favor. For the season, Colorado State has been favored to win in 8 games, sitting with a mark of 5-3.

Colorado State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer John Tonje who is averaging 13.62 points per game for the Rams. Tonje is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Rams’ offensive game plan is the play of Patrick Cartier who has hit 63.8% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 12.56 points per game.

On offense, Colorado State comes into the game looking to control the pace of play, as they are just 598th in possessions per game. Even with their preference to slow the game down, the Rams’ are scoring at a rate similar to the NCAA average at 73.7 points per game. So far, 38.91% of their shots have come from beyond the arc, where they have connected at a rate of 35.8%.

Free Spread Prediction: Colorado State Rams -5.5

Leading into this matchup, the Colorado State Rams are currently the favorites to pick up the win, with a spread sitting at -5.5. According to our analysis, we anticipate a strong offensive effort from the Rams’ shooters to be enough to pull out the win and cover the spread. For the season, Colorado State has a field goal percentage of 48.5, good for 26th in college basketball. Although Colorado State hasn’t been excellent vs the spread at home of late, 4-6, we see their still being plenty of value in grabbing them at -5.5.

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