It will be a battle between Mountain West Conference opponents when the Fresno State Bulldogs (8-14, 4-7 MWC) welcome the Colorado State Rams (16-8, 7-4 MWC) to the Save Mart Center. The game can be seen on CBS Sports Network at 9 p.m. ET on Tuesday, February 4, 2020.
Colorado State Rams vs. Fresno State Bulldogs Free Prediction
In the Rams’ last contest, they blew out the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels, 95-77. One of Colorado State’s biggest advantages was getting to the charity stripe. They had 28 free throw attempts, while UNLV had just 13. Colorado State received a boost from Nico Carvacho, who recorded 16 points and 11 rebounds.
The Bulldogs defeated the New Mexico Lobos in their last matchup, 82-77. The Bulldogs knocked down 19 of their 22 free throws (86.4 percent) and held the Lobos to an offensive rebounding percentage of 15.8 (below their season average of 28.8). Orlando Robinson was the top scorer from either team with 20 points on 7-for-10 shooting from the field.
This is the second game of the season between these two squads. In the first, Roddy scored a game-high 26 points and the Rams beat the Bulldogs 86-68. He also recorded eight rebounds. The Rams had a much better turnover percentage (6.8 vs. 13.4) and had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.611 vs. 0.492).
Fresno State could have difficulty getting to the foul line in this battle. The Bulldogs rank 193rd in the country with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.221, while Colorado State ranks 23rd in FTA rate allowed (0.163).
Colorado State Rams vs. Fresno State Bulldogs Free Pick
College Basketball Prediction: ATS Winner – Fresno State, O/U – Over
Fresno State ranks 24th in three pointers attempted per game (27.2) while Colorado State ranks 242nd in three pointers allowed per game (24.6).
The Rams rank 25th in assists per game (15.8) while the Bulldogs rank 201st (12.1).
Fresno State ranks 35th in steals allowed per game (5.4) while Colorado State ranks 73rd (5.9).
The Bulldogs rank 29th in blocks allowed per game (2.5) while the Rams rank 38th (2.6).
The Rams’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 6.8, up from 4.7 for the season.
During their last five games, the Bulldogs have scored an average of 69.4 points per game (0.5 above their season average) and allowed an average of 73.6 points per game (5.5 above their season average).