The Fresno State Bulldogs (10-19) hope to halt a three-game home losing streak when hosting the Chicago State Cougars (11-19) on Saturday, March 4, 2023 at 7:00 PM ET.
Saturday’s matchup between the Bulldogs and the Cougars features the Bulldogs as double-digit 12.5-point favorites. The point total for the matchup is 132.5.
Fresno State vs. Chicago State Odds
Point Spread for Fresno State vs. Chicago State
The spread for this matchup is set at 12.5 points, with oddsmakers listing Fresno State as the favorite.
Fresno State vs. Chicago State Moneyline
As for the moneyline, Fresno State has -838 odds to pick up the win, while Chicago State is listed at +563 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 132.5 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Saturday, March 4, 2023
- Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: MW Network
- Location: Fresno, California
- Arena: Save Mart Center
Fresno State vs. Chicago State Betting Trends
Against the spread, Fresno State is 10-18-0 this season. The Bulldogs have come away with three wins in the nine contests they have been listed as the favorites in this season. Fresno State’s games this year have gone over the total in 12 out of 27 opportunities (44.4%).
Chicago State has 16 wins against the spread in 27 games this year. The Cougars are 4-18 in games they were the underdog on the moneyline (winning 18.2% of those games). Chicago State’s games this year have hit the over on 11 of 27 set point totals (40.7%).
Fresno State vs. Chicago State Key Players to Watch
Eduardo Andre posts a team-leading 5.6 rebounds per contest. In addition, he’s recording 7.8 points and 0.8 assists, shooting 56% from the field. Jemarl Baker Jr. puts up 11.6 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game, shooting 37.9% from the field and 29.1% from beyond the arc with 1.7 made 3-pointers per contest. Isaih Moore posts 11.5 points, 7.3 rebounds and 0.9 assists per contest. Defensively, he averages 0.9 steals and 0.8 blocked shots.
Wesley Cardet Jr. is putting up team highs in points (16.8 per game) and assists (3.2). And he is producing 5.2 rebounds, making 45.7% of his shots from the floor and 36% from 3-point range, with 1.1 triples per contest. Jahsean Corbett is averaging a team-best 8.9 rebounds per contest. And he is contributing 14.1 points and 1.1 assists, making 46.8% of his shots from the floor and 31.1% from 3-point range, with 1.1 treys per game. Elijah Weaver is the Cougars’ top assist man (3.3 per game), and he posts 12.2 points and 4 rebounds. Bryce Johnson is averaging 9.7 points, 3.9 rebounds and 0.9 assists per game, making 44.3% of his shots from the floor and 38.6% from 3-point range, with 1.9 treys per game.
What you need to know about the Fresno State Bulldogs
The Bulldogs are scoring just 62.1 points per game (sixth-worst in college basketball), but they’ve played more consistently at the other end of the court, where they are giving up 65.4 points per game (46th-ranked). Fresno State has struggled to collect rebounds this season, ranking worst in college basketball with 27.4 rebounds per game. It ranks 115th by allowing 30.1 rebounds per contest.
On offense, the Bulldogs put up 59.9 points per game when playing at home, compared to 65.5 points per game on the road. Fresno State, who is 299th in college basketball with 6.2 threes per game, is shooting just 29.2% from three-point land, which is fourth-worst in the country. The Bulldogs rank 13th-worst in the country with a 37.5% shooting percentage allowed from three-point land. Meanwhile, they are ceding 7.3 threes per game (195th-ranked in college basketball).
The Bulldogs have a 4-6 record against the spread while going 3-7 overall over their past 10 games. Fresno State has gone over the total in six of its past 10 outings. In its last 10 games, Fresno State has been scoring 64.3 points per contest, an average that’s slightly higher than the 62.1 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 season. Fresno State’s defense has been less stingy as of late, as the team has given up 70.1 points per game during its last 10 compared to the 65.4 points per game its opponents average on the season.
What you need to know about the Chicago State Cougars
The Cougars are 210th in the nation in points scored (70.3 per game) and 238th in points conceded (71.9). With 32.3 rebounds per game and 30.3 rebounds conceded, Chicago State is 143rd and 134th in the country, respectively.
In 2022-23 the Cougars are averaging 22.3 more points per game at home (86.6) than on the road (64.3). Chicago State makes 8.3 3-pointers per game and shoots 33.8% from beyond the arc, ranking 78th and 207th, respectively, in the country. Defensively, the Cougars are 165th in college basketball in 3-pointers allowed per game at 7.1. They are 118th in 3-point percentage conceded at 32.9%.
The Cougars have a 6-4 record against the spread while going 5-5 overall over their last 10 games. Chicago State has gone over the total in seven of its past 10 contests. Chicago State has fared better offensively over its previous 10 games, scoring 77.2 points per contest, 6.9 more than its season average of 70.3. The Cougars have performed better defensively over their past 10 games, ceding 67.8 points per contest, 4.1 fewer points than their season average of 71.9 allowed.
Fresno State vs. Chicago State Prediction & Pick
Our pick to win this matchup is Fresno State, and we project that Chicago State will cover the spread (Fresno State -12.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 132.5 points.
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