Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 6:00pm EST
Written by Sean Jackson
Saturday's Mountain West showdown features two teams who have struggled in conference play. Fresno State is 1-5 so far. The Bulldogs have struggled on the road where they've gone 1-7 SU in their last eight games. So, to win on Saturday, they'll have to break multiple tendencies when they travel to Wyoming.
Meanwhile, the Cowboys are winless in conference play, going 0-6 so far. They have also been less than stellar at home where they lost six of their last seven games.
Saturday's contest takes place at the Arena-Auditorium with tip-off slated for 6 p.m. EST.
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Can Fresno State's offense have a big performance?
The Bulldogs' offense struggles on the road where they average 63 points per game on 38% shooting. Their perimeter game isn't much of a threat, as they make only 26% of their three-point shots. Combined, this places them 151st nationally in adjusted offensive efficiency
, according to KenPom.
On Saturday, they could break out of these inefficiencies. They're playing a Wyoming defense that holds opponents to 67 points per game and 43% shooting, placing them 167th nationally in adjusted defensive efficiency.
Because of this, there are opportunities for points for the Bulldogs. To take full advantage, Orlando Robinson has to have a big game. He's been on scoring surge as of late, where he's scored at least 16 points in his last three games
, so he could be in for a huge night.
We currently do not have a prediction for this team, check back closer to the game day!