Check out our free Utah State vs Fresno State pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Fresno. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Utah State vs Fresno State Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 28th Betting Odds
Aggies vs Bulldogs Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Utah State Aggies at Fresno State Bulldogs
- Where: Fresno at Save Mart Center
- Date: Saturday, January 28th
- Betting Odds: Utah State -4, UTAHST -192 | FREST +155 O/U 134.5
Utah State will take the floor against the Bulldogs with an overall record of 16-5. So far, the Aggies have played 8 games on the road, with a record of 5-3. This season, Utah State has been favored to win in 17 games, sitting with a mark of 15-2. For today’s contest, Utah State has a betting line set -4 points in their favor.
Utah State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Steven Ashworth who is averaging 15.33 points per game for the Aggies. Ashworth 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 Aggies’ offensive game plan is the play of Taylor Funk who has hit 46.0% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 14.45 points per game.
On offense, Utah State is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 73.5 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 21 games, they have only hit 34.3% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 40.13% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.
Fresno State will take the floor against the Aggies with an overall record of 7-12. So far this season, Fresno State has played 8 games at home, sitting with a record of 5-3. For the season, Fresno State has been the underdog in 11 games, sitting with a mark of 3-8. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Bulldogs being +4 point underdogs.
Leading up to game time, it will be important to keep a close watch on the injury report, as the Bulldogs’ top scorer and rebounder Isaih Moore is listed as questionable on the injury report. For the season, Moore is averaging 12.12 points and 7.88 boards. If Isaih Moore isn’t able to take the floor, look for Jemarl Baker to be the lead candidate to take on a larger in the offense. So far, Baker has accounted for 15.11% of the team’s scoring at 10.94 points per game.
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.
Free Spread Prediction: Utah State Aggies -4
Leading into this matchup, the Utah State Aggies are currently the favorites to pick up the win, with a spread sitting at -4. According to our analysis, we anticipate a strong offensive effort from the Aggies’ shooters to be enough to pull out the win and cover the spread. For the season, Utah State has a field goal percentage of 48.0, good for 36th in college basketball. In addition, look for the team to add to their trend of covering the spread on the road. Over their last 10 road matchups, they are 6-4 vs the spread.