CAL at Fresno State 12/19/18 - NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions
The California Golden Bears visit Save Mart Center in Fresno, California on Wednesday to play the Fresno State Bulldogs. California improved to 4-5 on the season following its 67-66 win over Cal Poly on Saturday night. The Golden Bears’ Paris Austin sank a 15-foot jumper with must less than four seconds remaining give Cal the victory.
Fresno State improved to 7-2 on the season after defeating Weber State 71-52 on Wednesday. The Bulldogs were led by Braxton Huggins who scored 17 points, while Noah Blackwell added 16 in the win. The win was Fresno State’s fifth straight.
Paris Austin leads Cal in scoring and assists with averages of 13.4 points and 4.7 assists per game. The second leading scorer and leading rebounder is Justice Sueing with averages of 13.1 points and 5.7 rebounds per game. Two other Cal players are averaging double figures in scoring. Cal is shooting 46.9% from the field and 40.1% from 3-point territory.
Braxton Huggins leads Fresno State in scoring with an average of 18.7 points per game. Nate Grimes leads the Bulldogs in rebounding with an average of 8.4 points per game while Deshon Taylor leads Fresno State is assists with an average of 5.0 per game. Fresno State is shooting 46.3% from the field and 37.9% from 3-point territory.
Fresno State is the better team of the two. The Bulldogs have covered the number in 29 of the last 37 following a win ATS. Fresno State has covered 6 of its last 8 at home and 32 of its last 47 following a win straight up. Final Score Prediction, Fresno State Bulldogs win and cover ATS 78-62.