The California Golden Bears (5-4) challenge the Fresno State Bulldogs (2-6) at Haas Pavilion. The game is scheduled to get underway at 10 p.m. ET on Wednesday, December 11, 2019.
Fresno State Bulldogs at California Golden Bears Betting Prediction
The Bulldogs are trying to rebound after their 77-70 loss to the No. 25 Utah State Aggies in their last outing. Utah State was effective at getting to and converting from the charity stripe. The Aggies made 31 of their 34 free throws (91.2 percent), while the Bulldogs were 13-15 (86.7 percent). Nate Grimes put together a solid outing for Fresno State, putting up 22 points and 10 rebounds.
In the Golden Bears’ last game, they lost big to the Santa Clara Broncos, 71-52. Santa Clara made eight of their 17 three pointers (47.1 percent). California, meanwhile, was 3-13 (23.1 percent). Matt Bradley put together a good performance for California, leading the team in scoring with 14 points on 4-for-15 shooting.
The Bulldogs won the sole contest against the Golden Bears last season, 95-73. The Bulldogs made 29 of their 38 free throws (76.3 percent) and had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (36.4 vs. 20.0).
The aggressive California offense could be living from the charity stripe in this contest. Dating back to last season, the Golden Bears rank 41st in the NCAA with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.256, while Fresno State ranks 279th in FTA rate allowed (0.256).
Fresno State at California ATS Pick
Prediction: ATS Winner – California, O/U – Under
Fresno State ranks 10th in three pointers attempted per game (28.8) while California ranks 289th (17.9).
The Bulldogs rank 88th in assists per game (14.0) while the Golden Bears rank 245th (10.6).
California is second in the country with 4.8 steals allowed per game while Fresno State is 57th with 5.7 steals allowed per game.