Colorado State vs Fresno State Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Wednesday, March 8, 2023

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The No. 8 seed Colorado State Rams (14-17, 6-12 MWC) are squaring off against the No. 9 seed Fresno State Bulldogs (11-19, 6-12 MWC) in the MWC Tournament on Wednesday at Thomas & Mack Center. The contest is scheduled for 2:00 PM.

The Rams take on the Bulldogs in a game that Colorado State is currently a small favorite by 3.5 points. A 133.5-point total is set for the game.

Colorado State vs. Fresno State Odds

Point Spread for Colorado State vs. Fresno State

The spread for this matchup is set at 3.5 points, with bookmakers listing Colorado State as the favorite.

Colorado State vs. Fresno State Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Colorado State has -159 odds to pick up the win, while Fresno State is listed at +136 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 133.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Wednesday, March 8, 2023
  • Game Time: 2:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: MW Network
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Arena: Thomas & Mack Center

Colorado State vs. Fresno State Betting Trends

Colorado State has 12 wins against the spread in 30 games this year. The Rams have won in nine, or 60%, of the 15 contests they have been named as odds-on favorites in this year. Colorado State has eclipsed the over/under in 62.1% of its opportunities this year (18 times over 29 games with a set point total).

Fresno State has played 29 games, with 11 wins, against the spread. The Bulldogs have put together a 5-13 record in games they were listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 27.8% of those games). Fresno State’s games this year have hit the over 13 times in 29 opportunities (44.8%).

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Colorado State vs. Fresno State Key Players to Watch

Colorado State

John Tonje puts up a team-high 4.8 rebounds per contest. In addition, he’s posting 14.3 points and 1.4 assists, shooting 46.3% from the floor and 38% from downtown with 1.8 made 3-pointers per game. Isaiah Rivera posts 8.9 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2 assists per contest, shooting 47.8% from the floor and 38.1% from downtown with 1 made 3-pointers per game. Patrick Cartier puts up 12.3 points, 3 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game. Defensively, he averages 0.5 steals and 0.1 blocked shots.

Fresno State

Isaiah Hill leads the Bulldogs in assists (4 per game), and produces 12.2 points and 2.4 rebounds. He also delivers 1.1 steals and 0.1 blocked shots. Jemarl Baker Jr. is putting up a team-best 12.8 points per game. And he is producing 2.9 rebounds and 2.8 assists, making 40.5% of his shots from the field and 33.3% from beyond the arc, with 2 treys per game. Eduardo Andre is the Bulldogs’ top rebounder (5.8 per game), and he averages 7.9 points and 0.8 assists. Isaih Moore is posting 11.5 points, 7.3 rebounds and 0.9 assists per contest, making 53.6% of his shots from the floor.

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What you need to know about the Colorado State Rams

Colorado State has won seven games against the spread in conference play this season, while failing to cover 11 times. The Rams are 149th in the country with 73 points per game this year. At the other end of the court, they rank 234th with 71.8 points allowed per contest. Colorado State ranks 332nd in the nation with 28.4 rebounds per game so far this year. Meanwhile, it ranks 115th with 30.1 rebounds allowed per contest.

Colorado State is sinking 7.7 threes per game (139th-ranked in college basketball). It owns a 36.6% shooting percentage (59th-ranked) from three-point land. It’s been a difficult stretch for the Rams in terms of threes allowed, as they are giving up 9.1 treys per game (13th-worst in college basketball) and are allowing a 37% three-point percentage to opposing teams (17th-worst).

The Rams have a 5-5 record against the spread while finishing 4-6 overall over their last 10 games. In its past 10 contests, Colorado State has hit the over six times. In its last 10 games, Colorado State has been putting up 69.6 points per game, an average that’s a little lower than the 73 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 season. Colorado State has been less stingy on the defensive side of the ball lately, allowing 73.6 points per game over its last 10 outings compared to the 71.8 points per game its opponents are averaging over the 2022-23 season.

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What you need to know about the Fresno State Bulldogs

Fresno State has compiled an 8-10-0 ATS record so far this season in conference play. On offense, the Bulldogs are the 16th-worst team in the country (63.6 points per game). Defensively, they are 55th (65.6 points allowed per game). In 2022-23, Fresno State is worst in college basketball in rebounds (27.4 per game) and 104th in rebounds conceded (29.9).

Fresno State is 257th in college basketball in 3-pointers made (6.7 per game) and 333rd in 3-point percentage (31%). The Bulldogs are 195th in the country in 3-pointers conceded (7.3 per game) and 13th-worst in 3-point percentage defensively (37.5%).

The Bulldogs have a 5-5 record against the spread while going 4-6 overall in their last 10 games. Seven of Fresno State’s last 10 contests have hit the over. While Fresno State is scoring 63.6 points per game in 2022-23, it has bettered that mark over its past 10 games, producing 69.8 a contest. In their past 10 games, the Bulldogs are giving up 70.3 points per contest, 4.7 more points than their season average (65.6).

Colorado State vs. Fresno State Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this contest is Colorado State, and we predict that Colorado State will cover the spread (Colorado State -3.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 133.5 points.

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How to bet Colorado State vs. Fresno State

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Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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