Boise State Broncos (11-4 SU, 8-4-1 ATS, 7-6 O/U) at Fresno State Bulldogs (10-7 SU, 9-3 ATS, 6-6 O/U)
When and Where: Saturday, Jan. 14, Save Mart Center, Fresno, Calif., 7pmET
Line: Boise State -1.5
Boise State has won seven straight games and is 4-0 in the Mountain West Conference. They beat San Diego State at home last Saturday, 78-66. Fresno State is coming off two straight losses, including an 81-72 defeat at Air Force on Wednesday. Last season, Boise State beat Fresno by 11 in their only meeting from Idaho.
Haney leads Broncos over Aztecs
Zach Haney dropped in 19 points on 7-of-13 shooting to lead Boise State over San Diego State last Saturday. James Reid also had 19 points on 6-of-11 shooting off the bench. Leading scorer Chandler Hutchison (6-7, 193) was held to 12 points on 5-of-16 shooting, but also had 13 rebounds and five assists. The Broncos shot 44.8 percent from the field and 10-28 (35.7%) fro beyond the arc. They held the Aztecs to 40.4 percent from the field and forced 15 turnovers.
Boise State is averaging 75.1 points per game and shooting 45.6 percent from the field. They allow 66.1 points and 40.7 percent from the field. Hutchison leads the Broncos in scoring with 18.3 points per game and rebounds with 8.9 per game.
Fresno State struggles on defense against Air Force
Fresno State shot 46.3 percent from the field and turned the ball over just eight times on Wednesday at Air Force. But they also allowed the Falcons to shoot 51.9 percent from the field and were outrebounded by 11. Paul Watson led the Bulldogs with 20 points on 6-of-12 shooting, while Cullen Russo added 13 points and eight boards. The Bulldogs shot 34.6 percent from beyond the arc, while Air Force made just 5 of 18.
Fresno State has lost four of their last six and they are 3-6 on the road this season. But at home, they are 7-1. Watson leads the way with 14.0 points per game, 45.3 percent from the field and 40 percent from beyond the arc. Forward Karachi Edo adds 12.7 points and 6.7 rebounds, while shooting 55.8 percent from the field.
College Basketball Trends:
Boise State is:
Fresno State is:
- 20-7 ATS last 27 overall.
- 9-2 ATS last 11 vs. Mountain West.
- 8-1 ATS last 9 Saturday games.
Fresno State is a different team at home. The home team is 4-0 ATS last 4 in series and the underdog is 7-3 ATS last 10 in series. Expect the Bulldogs to come back strong at home with Watson leading the way.